We are currently accepting proposals for workshops, presentations, and panel discussions for our Conference, which will be held at the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel & Suites from September 15–16. Each year, Community Living Ontario will continue to build on the Inspiring Possibilities theme and showcase new ideas and best practices.  

Achieving Community Living Ontario’s vision relies on us working together with our local associations, families, people who have an intellectual disability, and other organizations with similar values. 

Calls for Proposals

We are currently accepting proposals from speakers, thought leaders and collaborators for workshops, presentations and panel discussions on how to actively and effectively engage with our communities to address unmet needs, to challenge the status quo, and to build on integrated approaches that better our communities.

We want to encourage sessions that showcase best practices for how to actively and effectively create communities where we all belong, build on approaches that make our communities more welcoming, and grow partnerships that can help us make these changes happen everywhere. This year, we are looking for session proposals that:

  • Are educational in nature, with clear learning objectives
  • Attract and serve a diverse audience
  • Creatively engage attendees
  • Demonstrate best practices for "inspiring possibilities", especially for those who identify as having an intellectual/developmental disability.

We strongly encourage self-advocates, family members, support organizations, and other social justice groups?to submit proposals. We also encourage submissions from Indigenous, racialized and LGBTQ2S+ speakers of all abilities. Everyone has something to contribute! 

The deadline to submit your proposal is 5 pm EST Friday, April 29, 2022.

We have changed our submission process this year. Please review the new proposal guideline here before submitting your proposal. If you would like to see the survey questions in advance of starting your online submission, here is a document with all of the questions listed.

Please note that only submissions entered through our online survey here will be reviewed by the CLO Inspiring Possibilities AGM & Conference 2022 Committee.

If you have any questions regarding your proposal submission and/or you require assistance with this process, please contact Aislinn DeRoches at aderoches@communitylivingontario.ca.

Strategic Sponsorhips

The sponsorship package for Community Living Ontario’s Inspiring Possibilities Annual General Meeting & Conference, taking place at the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel & Suites in Richmond Hill this September is now available.

Hosting over 450 delegates from across North America, including Executive Directors, Board Directors, senior managers, support staff, parents and individuals who have an intellectual disability, Inspiring Possibilities is one of the largest gatherings dedicated to the promotion of inclusion and belonging for all people.

Review all remaining packages here.

For further information, please contact Eon Sinclair at 416-447-4348 ext. 225 or by email: esinclair@communitylivingontario.ca.