Conference Location

The 2023 OADD Annual Conference will be IN-PERSON!

April 19th & 20th, 2023 at the Lamplighter Inn, London Ontario

More details will be available in the fall of 2022


Call for Abstracts:

The call for abstracts will open by October 2022.

If you are an OADD member, past conference presenter or on our email distribution list you will receive a copy of the call once it is ready. To join OADD click here, if membership is not for you but you would like to be added to our distribution list contact the OADD office at


Registration will open in January 2023


Best Western Plus Lamplighter Inn & Conference Centre

591 Wellington Road South

London, ON N6C 4R3

The OADD conference has been virtual for the past two years (2021 & 2022) and these events were a great success. As we move to in-person events we will be looking at all options to make 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 as they are finalized. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact the OADD office or Conference committee at followed by a series of virtual workshops.

Conference Schedule

2022 will be a year for collaboration and change. The past 2 years have seen many changes and we’re not done yet. We have put together a full day of presentations covering everything from the challenges faced by agencies and programs merging to changes to programs dealing with our new and ever-changing environment.

Sick of COVID? at the conference you will:

  • see and interact (virtually) with colleagues,
  • get to laugh with our Keynote speaker Kate Davis
  • have the opportunity to show your artistic talent in the lunch time during the interactive Art Therapy demonstration
  • hear from our sponsors about their activities in the sector
  • have your name entered in draws for gift cards



Contact the OADD at 416-429-3720 or

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