Ontario is in the midst of the largest overhaul of its health-care system in years. The advent of Ontario Health, and the introduction of Ontario Health Teams, creates exciting opportunities for health providers. It also presents new challenges to overcome.

The Public Affairs Association of Canada (PAAC) and the Alzheimer Society of Ontario are partnering to bring together health sector leaders for an evening of insight and learning, focused on where we are, where we're going, and how we'll get there. The interactive panel will feature decision-makers from across the spectrum of health care, providing a well-rounded overview of how different players are embracing the ongoing changes.

Opening remarks to our event will be delivered by MPP Robin Martin, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Health.

Our confirmed panelists for this event are:

Deborah Simon, CEO of the Ontario Community Support Association

Deborah Simon is the current CEO of the Ontario Community Support Association. Her background includes work across the health sector in acute care, long-term care and rehab sectors. Deborah has worked with government as the Nursing Coordinator for the Ministry of Health and with planning bodies on the Board of the District Health Council in Durham Region. Deborah is a registered nurse with a Bachelor of Arts from York University and a MBA from Athabasca University.

Cathy Barrick, CEO of the Alzheimer Society of Ontario

As the Chief Executive Officer of Alzheimer Society of Ontario, Cathy Barrick leads with a strategic mindset to help the organization reach its full potential. Cathy drives innovation through fundraising and program development. Cathy believes that not-for-profits should step up and shine by increasing their social profit margins. Cathy has worked in the not-for-profit sector from the start, beginning her career as a gerontological social worker. Using her ability to cultivate and foster relationships with others, Cathy has become a fundraising champion. Her leadership of organizations for the last 15 years continues to evolve with a focus on creating an environment where staff feel both valued and supported in their efforts to do good. As a recent Intrapreneur Fellowship graduate of the School for Social Entrepreneurs, Cathy tackles organizational challenges and change from the inside out. Using design thinking to drive success, Cathy believes we can change the culture of the not-for-profit sector.

Piroska Bata, Board Member, Registered Nurses Association of Ontario

Heather Pessione, Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais (BLG)

Moderator: Katie Heelis, Health Practice Lead, Enterprise Canada

September 18, 2019

Borden Ladner Gervais
22 Adelaide Street West, Suite 3400
Bay Adelaide Centre, East Tower
Toronto, Ontario

5:00pm to 5:30pm: Refreshments/Registration
5:30pm to 6:30pm: Moderated Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A
6:30pm to 7:00pm: Networking

Registration Fee:
PAAC Member: $55 +HST
Non-Member: $85 + HST
Students: $25 + HST

We would like to thank our in-kind sponsor.

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