Conference Location

The 2024 OADD Annual Conference will be hybrid; IN-PERSON and VIRTUAL!

April 10th & 11th, 2024 at the Four Points by Sheraton, St. Catharines, Ontario

More details will be available in January 2024



The program is posted on our website (click here)

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Registration is open click here to go to the registration page


This is a hybrid event with both in-person and virtual registration available

In-person: Four Points by Sheraton, 3530 Schmon Parkway, St. Catharines, Ontario

As we continue with hybrid events we will be looking at all options to make in-person participants feel safe and comfortable and to offer options for those who are not yet ready to join in with large groups. Details about options and safe practices for in-person gatherings will be available when registration opens. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact the OADD office or Conference committee at

Conference Program

2024 – Changing the Status Quo

Change is an inevitable part of life.

There is nothing permanent except change.”      Heraclitus

Join us for the 35th Annual OADD Conference April 10th & 11th 2024 to Network, learn and share experiences about how things are changing in the Developmental Services Sector. Addressing change in the developmental sector means understanding the impact on employees, agencies and individuals; the ripple effect can be far reaching and the more we understand, embrace and prepare the more we are able to direct positive change instead of letting it direct us.


  • Diversity, Equity and inclusion
    • Indigenous, anti-black racism, agism, etc.
  • Mental Health Advocacy
    • Complex care, dual diagnosis, stress
  • Journey to Belonging/QUAM
    • Maintaining quality as things change
  • Employment/Housing initiatives
    • Creative housing and the impact of homelessness on services
    • Employment initiatives
  • Aging and Developmental Disabilities
    • Addressing the complexity of providing services to older individuals



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