Conference Location


Individualizing Supports & Services

Event Cancelled

31st Annual GLS-OADD-RSIG Conference Event April 6th – 9th, 2020


After careful consideration of the concerns about public gatherings in light of the precautions for COVID 19 the OADD Board has decided that the 31st annual Conference April 6th – 9th, 2020 will be cancelled.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause but feel this course of action protects not only the conference participants, presenters and vendors but the populations they serve.

All registrations will be refunded. Please allow two to four weeks for refunds due to the need for office staff to work from home during this time.

If you have booked accommodations for the conference you must remember to cancel them as soon as possible. Check your hotel’s cancellation policy and cancel as soon as possible; the OADD will not be responsible for any late cancellation charges that you may incur.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact the OADD office at Administrative staff will be working from home until April 5th but messages and emails will be returned.


Registration is closed and the conference has been cancelled



Best Western Plus, Lamplighter Inn, 591 Wellington Rd South, London Ontario

The 31st Annual OADD Conference has been cancelled; we will be hosting the 2021 Annual Conference at the Lamplighter in London. Check back in the fall for details

Conference Program – Below is general information about the Conference

The theme is “Individualizing Supports & Services”. As the sector moves to increased individualization of supports and services, we need to look at creative solutions.

Sessions are generally on the following streams:

General Stream

  • Residential:Individualized models of care
  • Community: Passport & creative solutions, SSAH, Respite
  • Clinical Services: Fee for service

Focused Streams:

Tuesday April 7th only – Management

  • HR related topics
  • Internal restructuring
  • Budgets & managing fee for service
  • Government relations

Wednesday April 8th only – Research in Practice

  • New research on Individualized models for care
  • Integrating services across disciplines
  • Other topics (residential, community or clinical)

Schedule: All events have been cancelled

Monday April 6thGLS Event
Tuesday April 7thOADD Main Conference
Wednesday April 8thOADD Main Conference
Thursday April 9thRSIG Seminar Day


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