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Conference Goal

The Health and Wellbeing Conference provides a forum for over 200 health care professionals, students, educators, caregivers of individuals with developmental disabilities, social workers, academic researchers, and strategic decision makers from across Canada to help improve the health and wellbeing of people with developmental disabilities.


After participating in this conference, participants will be able to discuss the health and wellbeing across the life span for persons with a developmental disability in terms of:

  • Effective practices to improve health and wellbeing
  • How interprofessional collaboration can improve the delivery of health care
  • Innovative and emerging practices and outcomes in the assessment and treatment of complex needs
  • The role of community health care in providing appropriate care.

Who Should Attend

  • Health care professionals
  • Developmental service providers
  • Students in health care disciplines
  • Caregivers
  • Academic faculty and researchers
  • Policy and decision makers


The format will include plenaries, workshops and an interactive poster session.

Hosted by:

The Community Networks of Specialized Care (CNSC) are a way of linking specialized services and professionals to pool their expertise to treat and support adults who have developmental disabilities and mental health needs and/or challenging behaviours (ie. dual diagnosis) in the communities where they live. The Networks bring together people from a variety of sectors including developmental services, health, research, education and justice in a common goal of improving the coordination, access and quality of services for these individuals who have complex needs.