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Meetings and Events

Fall 2018 Meeting

Theme: Predicting Supply and Demand for Services and Service Providers: Pan-Canadian and International Perspectives

Date: October 3, 2018
Location: National Capital Region, Gatineau, Quebec (10-15 minutes from downtown Ottawa)

Co-Hosted with the Canadian Health Workforce Conference, October 4-5, 2018.

To register, click here. For more details, email Shannon.

Spring 2019 Meeting

Date: April 10, 2019
Location: Toronto, ON

More details coming soon!

Past Meetings

Spring 2018

Innovative Insights: Achieving Well-Being Through Supportive Environments

Date: June 11, 2018, 8:30am–4:00pm
Location: The Conference Board of Canada head office, 255 Smyth Road, Ottawa, ON K1H 8M7 - Directions

Achieving improved health and well-being is essential, and lies within the heart of our communities. In this context, the program will focus on key factors required, such as: people, place, and inclusion.

Planning complete communities with the proper infrastructure and supports in place is crucial for our society. Emerging research will be shared, along with new, innovative solutions on how Canada can be at the forefront of healthy living initiatives, in flourishing communities and cities.

This program will be of keen interest to any professional from NGOs, government (federal, provincial and municipal), and industry working in the areas of:

  • Public health
  • Urban planning/design
  • Health promotion
  • Inclusive innovation and integration
  • Active living 
  • Population health
  • Active transportation
  • Infrastructure
  • Land use planning
  • Architecture
  • Place making
  • Support systems


DIALOG's Community Well-Being Framework developed with The Conference Board of Canada.

Featured Speakers


Geoff Cape

Geoff Cape
Chief Executive Officer and Order of Canada Recipient, Evergreen 


Regine Aalders
Counselor, Health, Welfare and Sport to Canada and the USA, The Embassy of the Netherlands, Washington, D.C.

Dr. Stephen J. Hoffman

Steven J. Hoffman
Scientific Director, Canadian Institutes of Health Research - Institute of Population and Public Health (CIHR)

Jason Thorne

Jason Thorne
General Manager, Planning and
Economic Development, City of Hamilton

Antonio Gomez-Palacio

Antonio Gomez-Palacio
Principal and Founding Partner, DIALOG

Barrett Halliday

Barrett Halliday
Director, Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Equity, Partnerships and Strategies Division, Public Health Agency of Canada


Robert Ross
Principal Investigator and Director, Cardiometabolic Research Unit, Queen’s University

Rosannie Filato

Rosannie Filato
Member of the Executive Committee, Mayor's Office, City of Montreal

Thy Dinh

Thy Dinh
Director, Health Economics and Policy, The Conference Board of Canada

Krista Banasiak
Senior Manager, Research and Public Policy, Diabetes Canada

Nitika Rewari

Nitika Rewari
Director, Research, Evaluation and Knowledge Translation, Prevention and Promotion, Mental Health Commission of Canada

Alexis Wise, Director, Health and Human Services, Sidewalk Labs

Graham Matsalla, Health Promotion Facilitator, Healthy Living, Population and Indigenous Health, Alberta Health Services

Jenny Tremblay, Acting Director General, Smart Cities, Infrastructure Canada 

*Take advantage of this opportunity to learn new ideas and approaches by National and International thought leaders, have peer-to-peer discussions, and network to forge new partnerships within all sectors.

Fall 2017

Theme: Moving Ahead: Healthy Active Living Across the Lifespan
Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 8:30am to 4:00pm
Location: The Conference Board of Canada head office, 255 Smyth Road, Ottawa, K1H 8M7
Registration form and hotel details: Member | Guest

Featured Speakers

Mark Tremblay

Dr. Mark Tremblay
Director, Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute and Professor, Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa

Cynthia Watson

Cynthia Watson
Chief Evolution Officer, Vivo for Healthier Generations

Antoni Gomez-Palacio

Antoni Gomez-Palacio
Principal, DIALOG

Janice Forsyth

Dr. Janice Forsyth
Director, First Nations Studies and Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Western University

Joe Doiron

Joe Doiron
Manager, Healthy Living and Multi-Sectoral Partnerships, Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention, Public Health Agency of Canada

Shelagh Maloney

Dr. Peter Sargious
Senior Medical Director, Diabetes, Obesity and Nutrition Strategic Clinical Network, Alberta Health Services and
Associate Professor, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary

Daniel Fontaine

Daniel Fontaine
Chief Executive Officer, British Columbia Care Providers

Rachel Colley

Dr. Rachel Colley
Researcher, Health Analysis Division, Statistics Canada

John Spence

Dr. John Spence
Newly Appointed, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Fellow, and Vice-Dean and Professor, Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta

Gillian Connelly

Gillian Connelly
Manager, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, City of Ottawa

Leigh Vanderloo

Dr. Leigh Vanderloo
Knowledge Translation Manager, ParticipACTION

Updates on the agenda and speakers will be shared weekly. For more details, please contact Shannon Cripps.

2017 Event

Whole Health Innovation Collaborative Meeting: Applying Precision to Preventative Health and Personalized Medicine

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 • Old Mill Toronto • Toronto, Ontario

Collaborative Meeting Overview

Innovation at The Conference Board of Canada is a cross-cutting theme as well as an area of major focus in many of our lines of business—from research, to knowledge mobilization and thought-leadership. Join us as we explore the importance of addressing innovation from a horizontal and vertical perspective, and discuss how we can work together to find and implement solutions that will ultimately build a better future for Canadians by making our economy and society more dynamic and competitive.

The concept of precision or personalized medicine has been used widely. The concept refers to medical interventions that separate patients into different groups, whereby medical decisions, practices, policies, and programs, and/or products are tailored to the individual patient based on their predicted response or disease risk.

Expanding upon this concept more broadly, a precision health approach to interventions across all pillars of health, including health promotion and public health, health care system design and interventions, and workplace health and wellness programming and policies, presents unique opportunities to enhance health and well-being for all Canadians while delivering value-for-money.

Can Canada become a leader in this space, and what do we stand to lose if we continue to lag behind other peer countries?

Members of The Canadian Alliance for Sustainable Health Care, The Centre for the Future of Health, and The Council for Healthy Living and guests will come together at this event to hear about and discuss innovations in prevention and health promotion, health care system design and functioning, and workplace health and wellness. The Whole Health Innovation Collaborative Meeting will convene more than 120 delegates made up of members and other key players and stakeholders representing the public health, health care system, and employer sectors.

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Past Meetings

April 25, 2017

Toronto, ON
Theme: Whole Health Innovation Collaborative Meeting: Applying Precision to Preventative Health and Personalized Medicine

December 5–6, 2017

Ottawa, ON
Theme: Healthy Aging and Seniors: Strengthening Quality of Life

May 2–3, 2016

Toronto, ON
Theme: Building Healthy Communities: Connecting for Transformation

November 30, 2015

Toronto, ON
Theme: Integrated Approaches for Sustained Health Behaviour Change

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Members News and Resources

The Chief Public Health Officer’s Report on the State of Public Health in Canada – Designing Healthy Living

Understanding the report on Key Health Inequalities in Canada


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Dr. Peter Sargious
Senior Medical Director, Diabetes, Obesity and Nutrition Strategic Clinical Network, Alberta Health Services and Assistant Dean, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary

Nancy Polsinelli
Nancy Polsinelli
Commissioner, Health Services
Regional Municipality of Peel

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