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  • 30 Sep 2015
  • 7:45 AM
  • 01 Oct 2015
  • 3:30 PM
  • Royal York Hotel Toronto


  • For those who are only able to attend the Workshop portion of the event.
  • For those who are only able to attend the AGM portion of the Event
  • for those who would like to attend the workshop portion of the event.
  • Open to those who are non members but are Nurses in leadership roles within their Public Health organizations.

Please indicate the days you will be in attendance based on your membership status.

For Registration Questions or if unable to Register Online please contact:
Jacqueline Derks at JDerks@regionofwaterloo.ca

Cancellation Policy
Notification of cancellation and request for refunds must be submitted in writing to the conference registrar up to five (5) days prior to arrival. NO refunds will be issued for cancellations received after that time. Refunds will be subject to a $50.00 fee.
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The 2015 ANDSOOHA Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Workshop will be held Wednesday September 30th and Thursday October 1st.

At this AGM we will be focusing our discussion on Leadership and as a membership we will be shaping the future of our New Association!

Plan to join your colleagues September 30 and October 1, 2015

Fairmont Royal York Hotel, 100 Front St. West, Toronto, Ontario.  Tel:  1-866-540-4489 www.fairmont.com/RoyalYork

Good News! Construction around the hotel is complete – back to business as usual.


Please reserve your overnight accommodations before August 31st.  To reserve, call and refer to ANDSO915 for ease of booking.  We are pleased to offer the following accommodations for this event:  Fairmont single/double $249.00 plus applicable taxes.  Check-in time is 3:00 pm and check-out time is 12:00 noon.




            AGM       Wednesday September 30th


0745  -  0900             Registration, Breakfast and Networking

0900  -  0915            Welcome and Introductions

0915  -  1000            Unleashing Nursing Leadership to Influence System Transformation

  • Nancy LeFebre

1000  -  1200           Annual General Meeting

1315  - 1415            Reflections:  Charting a New Course

  • Linda Stewart, aLPHa Executive Director
  • Pegeen Walsh, OPHA, Executive Director        


1430                      Discussion Tables: Setting Future Priorities 

  • Introduction (Karen Quigley-Hobbs)         

1545                 Table Discussion

1615                    Closing Remarks

1630                    President’s Reception




                          Workshop    Thursday, October 1st 

Strategic Leadership

Moving from Strategy to Action and Impact      

Public Health Nursing Leadership is about influence that moves individuals, groups, communities and systems toward achieving goals that will result in improved population health outcomes. How do we as public health leaders influence moving from strategy to action and impact?  In this interactive session, participants will examine strategies to address public health issues and challenges, including the social determinants of health and advancing health equity.  Participants will explore a number of key questions:

  • Does public health leadership to address the determinants of health and advance health equity require different knowledge, skills and attitudes?
  • How is that leadership developed, and supported?  What contributes?
  • How do we lead from where we are? 

A variety of participatory strategies will be used throughout the Workshop, including a keynote address and an interactive conversation with a panel of leaders.

Workshop Facilitator: Claire Betker, RN, MN, PhD(c), CCHN(C)

Claire began her career in rural Manitoba in a single-nurse public health office working with several rural communities. Over the next 3 and half decades, she has worked in Public Health, Home Health and Primary Health Care at a local, regional, provincial and national level. Most recently, Claire has worked as a public health consultant. Prior to that, she was the Senior Knowledge Translation Specialist with the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health with a focus on public health leadership to address the social determinants of heath and advance health equity.

Claire is a Certified Community Health Nurse. She is a past President of the Community Health Nurses of Canada, and has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Nurses Association. Claire is a PhD candidate in the College of Nursing at the University of Saskatchewan with a focus on public health leadership, equity and social justice. 




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