Special Features

The Best of Covention 2023

Reconnect with Your LTC Colleagues

Our 2023 Convention will give you plenty of opportunities to reconnect with colleagues and friends at our first in-person conference since 2019!


80s Retromix Banquet
Grab your hairspray and crimping iron, throw on your shoulder pads and neon parachute pants, and join us on the dance floor for hits by Olivia Newton-John, Wham! and Michael Jackson at our 2023 banquet! You guessed it — we're going back to the future this year with a 1980's themed banquet, and you're invited!

2023 Awards Luncheon
Come celebrate our 2023 award winners at an Afternoon of Inspiration and Insight! It's a great opportunity to hear about the amazing work your colleagues have been doing across Ontario. Special prizes to be awarded for leaderboard winners!

Expand Your Network
We've planned special Meet & Greet events for first-time delegates and LTC professionals engaged in capital development, as well as a unique session for IPAC Communities of Practice. Join us to expand your network!

AdvantAge Ontario Lounge
Looking for an opportunity to do some networking, talk shop or simply reconnect with a colleague you haven't seen since the start of the pandemic? Join us in the AdvantAge Ontario Lounge, located in the Lower Concourse Level, for relaxed conversation and a bit of fun! Sponsored by Staffy.

Hospitality Suite
It's been a long time since we've had the opportunity to enjoy unhurried, relaxed conversation with one another. Join us in the Hospitality Suite for an opportunity to reconnect with colleagues and make new friends!
Sponsored by Colliers Project Leaders.

Hear from Government & Ministry Leaders

Our annual Convention offers an unrivaled opportunity to hear from the people leading long-term care and seniors' housing in Ontario.

Hon. Sylvia Jones
Minister of Health
Thurs. April 20, 8:30 a.m.

Hon. Paul Calandra
Minister of Long-Term Care
Friday, April 21, 8:30 a.m. 

Kamal Khera
Minister of Seniors of Canada
Thursday, April 20, 8:30 a.m.

John Jordan
Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Long-Term Care
Friday, April 21, 12:30 p.m.

Dee Tripp
Executive Director, Ontario Association of Residents' Councils
Wednesday, April 19, 6:15 p.m.

Devora Greenspon
Ontario Association of Residents' Councils
Wednesday, April 19, 6:15 p.m.

Dave Stanyon
Ontario Association of Residents' Councils
Wednesday, April 19, 6:15 p.m.

Pre-Convention Education

We've prepared full and half-day sessions that will enlighten, empower and inspire!

Moving EDI from Intention to Action
Join Amorell Saunders N'Daw for a half-day session in equity, diversity and inclusion — a strategic imperative for seniors’ care providers who are serving an increasingly diverse resident population and working to recruit and retain an equally diverse workforce. Read More » 

Harnessing the Power of Quality Improvement in Seniors Care
This full-day, pre-Convention session is an opportunity for homes to review their current QI program and enhance and enable quality initiatives that improve the experience for residents, families and staff. Read More »

Sold-Out Trade Show

Build authentic business relationships with dozens of Ontario, Canadian and global companies. 

Expand Your Business Connections
The AdvantAge Ontario trade show provides an exceptional opportunity to connect with engaged companies that serve Ontario’s long-term care and seniors’ housing sector! Learn about new products, services and technologies, and have the opportunity to ask questions and build relationships. 

The Scaventure Hunt is Back!
Everybody loves the Scaventure Hunt! This annual event will send you through the trade show to collect QR codes from select vendors. Delegates who scan all seven codes are entered to win a host of fantastic prizes — including cash! — what a fun and easy way to meet new business partners!

The Reflection Room

Our 2023 Convention will give you plenty of opportunities to reconnect with colleagues and friends at our first in-person conference since 2019!

Discover Healthy Ways to Grieve
The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to much grief, especially in long-term care homes and seniors housing. Many of our members are searching for healthy ways to grieve. We would like to invite you to The Reflection Room, where you can read others' thoughts and feelings about death and dying, or write your own. Take this unique opportunity to come together as a community, share your experience, and hold space for others. 

Knowledge Exchange

This fun, interactive learning experience is back! We pose a question you answer it, and your response is drawn live by a professional graphic artist for all to see!

Sharing What We Have Learned
Sponsored by HIROC, this fantastic knowledge exchange experience allows long-term care and seniors' housing professionals to share their hard-won insights with one another in a unique and engaging way. Throughout the day, we'll pose challenging questions and ask you to answer them, and then we'll have a graphic designer create a visuals map of responses. This was a big hit in 2019 and we look forward to seeing what is shared in 2023!

AdvantAge Ontario 2023 Convention

April 19-21, 2023
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel

Sponsorship & Booth Inquiries:
Krista Hook, krista@eventsinsync.com

Registration Inquiries: