Every year, OSSCO organizes Ontario's Premier Seniors Conference & Information Fair. This one-and-only educational event is 'Celebrating Helping Seniors' with special key note speakers for our conference and information fair featuring a variety of exhibitors highlighting programs and services for the well-being of aging Ontarians.
*To view our event flyer, please click here.
Date: Thursday November 15, 2018
Location: Julius Banquet Centre (2201 Finch Ave W, Toronto, ON) - New venue!
Information Fair - 9:00 am to 2:00 pm *Open to the public - FREE*
Educational Conference - Conference registration is closed.
Key Note Speakers
Morning Conference Session - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Understanding Hearing Loss
Learn about the basic anatomy and physiology of hearing, the psychological and quality of life effects of untreated hearing loss, an overview of basic hearing aids and understanding the roles of different professionals in treating hearing loss.
James McGrath has a Master's Degree in Audiology with unique experience in both research and clinical work. As an individual with hearing loss himself, James uses his unique experience to educate and help people with hearing loss to get the most out of their hearing aids.
Personhood, Community, Perspectives & Interactions - Mapping, Creativity & Collaboration
Jane Teasdale is well known for developing awareness of home & health care issues in the community and developing relations between healthcare professionals, home care providers, not-for-profit agencies and other important service providers that are needed to provide the wider levels of support often required by those in need in the community. She believes the homecare services model of the future must put individuals, their families and their communities at its centre, and to develop service structures that help meet these very important life and lifestyle needs. In her presentations around the community, she focuses on the importance of a more complete model of care that looks to maintain the journey of discovery that is life, and to allow an individual's character, vitality and life contributions to shine through the care giving relationship.
Mosaic Home Care & Community Resource Centres offers an award winning model of care (Gold Award, European Society for Person Centered Healthcare) that is unique to the homecare industry. It operates community resource centres across the Greater Toronto Area.
Afternoon Conference Session - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Your Exclusive Advantages: OSSCO Group Home & Auto Insurance
Gary’s home and auto insurance presentation will help you get the most value out of the OCSCO group plan. This includes understanding the benefits of the exclusive Intact Lifestyle Advantage, Insurance coverage to consider, and tips on how to save on insurance.
Gary Banks - The insurance industry has been very kind to me as a broker. I am fortunate to have 40 years of experience as a sales broker and was able to introduce my wife and children into the business. As a family, we get to work together at Breckles where I have been employed for 18 years. We're able to deliver a family operated feel which is a rare and unique value proposition in the insurance industry. Our customers find this to be a great experience as they get the benefits of my family's core values and the financial strength of a large organization. Follow me online: www.brecklesgroup.com/gary-banks
A Gift Of Love To Your Family: Pre-planning Your Final Arrangements
Every year in Canada, thousands of people pre-plan their final arrangements for themselves or a loved one. Planning your own Cemetery and Funeral can be a sensitive issue, but one that should not be avoided. Viewing this process as a gift you leave behind makes this process easier for you and your family. Learn more about your options, the process and the many benefits of pre-planning.
Mount Pleasant Group of Cemeteries was established in 1926 with the mission to accomodate all Toronto families, regardless of religion. We are a non-for-profit organization that provides cemetary, funeral and cremation services across the GTA. We are passionate, broad-minded provider driven by innovation and a commitment to facilitating meaningful customer choice.
We would like to thank our sponsors for their generous contributions.
Visit our Information Fair to meet our exhibitors and learn more about programs & services in the community.
FREE admission - open to the public!
|CNIB Group||Breckles Insurance|
|Lumacare||Cantebury Place Retirement Residence|
|Ontario Society of Health & Fitness||ComForCare|
|Runnymede Healthcare Centre||Connect Hearing|
|Vision Zero||Ontario Health Coalition|
|Unison Health & Community Services||Dr. Karen Hudes - Chiropractor & Rehab Specialist|
|York Region Women's Foundation||Driving Miss Daisy Senior's Services|
|First Student||Hearing Solutions|
|Mosaic Homecare||Mount Pleasant Group|
|Nurse Next Door||Redcoats|
|Sanofi Pasteur||Senior Discovery Tours|
|Enbridge||Golden Girls Canada|
|Baycrest Health Sciences - Rotman Research Institute||Ocean IT|
|Home Med Care||Afford Ability Fund|
|LMC Healthcare||Total Access Centre|
|La Capitale Financial Security||Amblecare Health Services|
Discerning Seniors Inc.
Ontario Society of Senior Citizens’ Organizations /La Société des Organisations des Citoyens Aînés de l’Ontario (OSSCO/SOCAO)
OSSCO/SOCAO is a provincially registered charity. Our tag line "Seniors transforming Ontario through wisdom, insight and experience" reflects our mission and membership.
Founded in 1986, our goal is to improve the quality of life for Ontario seniors through educational programs, research and public policy awareness. Member organizations and individuals represent senior citizen networks, alliances, groups as well as the non-profit, government and private sector organizations who support the diverse and multicultural seniors community.