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2021 – A new way to celebrate the Annual OADD Conference


In response to COVID restrictions the OADD has planned a series of events for 2021 and the one-day Virtual Conference is the centrepiece of the events.

The 2021 Virtual Conference was held April 21st, 2021 and was a great success, thank you to all who participated.



Registration is closed. Information for 2022 will be posted by late fall 2021



The location for the 2021 event was your computer, laptop or phone!

The OADD conference went virtual for 2021. There will also be a number of virtual workshops throughout the year. Please check our website regularly for information or become an OADD member and the information will be sent to you.

Conference Program

Pivoting to address the challenges of service delivery during COVID has been a struggle for everyone in the developmental services sector. We are looking for presentation abstracts that highlight creative ways to address these challenges. If you or your agency has found a new way to address service delivery, staff issues or the constant re-adjusting of deadlines for the “return to normal” please consider sharing your lessons learned with others through our virtual conference event

Streams for 2021 were:

Schedule: to view the 2021 schedule check the “Conference Retrospective” webpage

  • Impact on Services (how do we pivot)
  • Lessons Learned (resilience)
  • Impact on Peoples Mental Health (staff & individuals)
  • How/when to move forward (after COVID?)
  • Creative ideas/strategies/programs



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