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Annual Provincial Conference & Exhibition

"Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow"
May 9, 2017

Thank you to everyone who made this event a great success!

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Photos by Meredith Stoesz Photography (www.meredithstoesz.ca)

2017 Post Event Story

The Long Term & Continuing Care Association's (LTCAM) 14th Annual Provincial Conference & Exhibition "Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow" was held Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at the Victoria Inn, in Winnipeg, MB. Following last year's event theme of "Let's Talk.", this year's theme throughout the day was show us how to connect with those we care for by going back to their yesterday; because for many, their yesterday is very clear and real. We also had the opportunity to learn where we are today and what changes can be made so that tomorrow will bring a brighter future for us and the elders we serve (for the event program, speaker profiles & presentations, scroll down). Attendees were health care professionals and members of the community joining together from both across Manitoba, as well as surrounding provinces. These attendees included rural and urban centre health professionals, CEOs, managers, and support workers from long term and continuing care residences. Also welcome to attend were informal caregivers looking to access information to assist in their caregiving responsibilities. The exhibitor hall was SOLD OUT and packed with 93 companies showcasing their innovative products and services. While exploring the exhibitor's hall, both the conference attendees and the exhibitors got better acquainted, networked and formed new working relationships. The event saw a grand total of 550 people, made up of dedicated volunteers, eager delegates, speakers, guests, exhibitors, members, and staff.

"Excellent as always!"
- Conference Delegate

Registration and Plenary

Registration and Plenary

Registration and Plenary
Registration and Plenary

Awards for Excellence
One of the day's most special moments is always the Awards for Excellence ceremony. This ceremony is dedicated to acknowledging all nominees as well as the Award winners. These are people who have gone above and beyond in the long term and continuing care continuum. It was an honour and a delight having Richard Cloutier from 680 CJOB co-host the Awards for Excellence with Jan Legeros, LTCAM Executive Director.

Award Winners:

  • Maylene Vergara
  • Gardenia Way Culture Committee
  • Kara Flamond


Maylene Vergara

Maylene Vergara
Gardenia Way Culture Committee

Gardenia Way Culture Committee
Kara Flamond

Kara Flamond

Jan Legeros
Richard Cloutier, CJOB Co-Host

Richard Cloutier, CJOB Co-Host

"The conference was great this year! Loved the music to end the day!"
- Conference Delegate

The reason LTCAM hosts these provincial conferences annually is to always inspire, educate, enlighten and nurture long term and continuing care staff and caregiving individuals. We want to offer new and different approaches to your work and personal lives, to enhance your feeling of satisfaction of having not only performed your job well, but of having brought some joy to someone that day! If we can achieve this as an outcome, having you leave the conference with some new "tools" that you can't wait to use the very next day with that resident that you just have not been able to connect with, then we have truly inspired you. This also supports LTCAM's primary objective; to advocate on behalf of seniors in Manitoba and the staff who serve them.

Each presentation throughout the day touched on the topic of this year's theme. Amongst the 10 presentations, topics ranged from workplace safety, integration of internationally educated nurses and measuring quality improvement to several sessions focusing on the power of music and validation therapy. Our speakers continue to be the crucial reason that our conference draws growing attendance numbers each year.

Each year, we encourage our participants to complete a conference evaluation form. A special thank you to the huge number of those folks who took the time to contribute their comments and suggestions. These forms are carefully reviewed, analyzed, and used to a large extent to shape future conferences. This information not only gives us direction for next year, but encourages us to "strive for perfection" in the years to come.

"This was my first time attending the conference and I feel I walked away with new tools to
assist my residents. The exhibitors were great and I was able to liaise with many vendors which was beneficial.
Today made me feel great to work in long term care!"
- Conference Delegate

2017 Attendee Numbers
Registrants 359
Registrants & Industry Leaders 550
Exhibitors 93
Satisfaction Results
Speakers 85%
Organization, Venue, Value for money 91%
Overall 88%
Evaluation forms completed 208

Participation in our Annual Provincial Conference may fulfill the requirements of the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba Continuing Competence Program. A number of other professional associations recognize this event as an avenue for continuing education. LTCAM offers a certificate of attendance upon request.

Special thanks to our Partners & Exhibitors

  • Gold Partner: Complete Purchasing Services Inc.
  • Silver Partners: Extendicare, GreenCrest Pharmacy, Rexall Health Solutions, SafeWork Manitoba, GoJo, Silver Group Purchasing
  • Bronze Partners: 365 Technologies Inc., We Care, Attends, Medisystem, Reliable Mobility, Momentum Healthware, Span Medical Products, Guldmann, Medco Equipment
  • Breakfast & Registration Partner: Ruban Insurance Brokers & Ecclesiastical Insurance
  • Morning Refreshment Break Partner: Riverwood Square
  • Lunch and Awards for Excellence Partner: Revera
  • Lanyards: Rexall Health Solutions
  • Delegate Bags: Innovative Building Systems
  • Delegate Bag Assembly: Robertson College
  • Massage Therapy Stations: Robertson College

Only with their collaborative support could this day be possible.

Exhibition and Massage Exhibition and Massage
Exhibition and Massage Exhibition and Massage
Exhibition and Massage


2017 Exhibitors


365 Technologies Inc.
3M Canada
A & O Support Services for Older Adults
Accent Environments
Adaptive Clothing Store
ALS Society of Manitoba
Alzheimer Society of Manitoba
ARC Products, LLC
ArjoHuntleigh Canada Inc
Ashley's Adaptive Apparel
Associated Health Systems
Attends Personal Care
Azores Furniture Manufacturing Ltd
B Sharp Technologies
Barik Medical Inc.
Bayshore Home Health
Browels ID Solutions
Canada Revenue Agency
Canadian Health Care Products
Canadian Institute for Health Information
Canadian Virtual Hospice
Cardinal Health
CardioMed Supplies Inc.
CARF Canada
Community Services Benefits Trust
Complete Purchasing Services
Crestline Coach
Daniels Health
Diabetes Canada
Diamond Athletic Medical Supplies
Diversey Care
Ecclesiastical Insurance
Ever-care Contract Furnishings
Extendicare & Silver Group Purchasing
GOJO Industries, Inc.
Gordon Foods
GreenCrest Pharmacy
Guldmann Care-Lift Solutions
Hippo CMMS
HUB International
Human Care Canada Inc.
Hygie Canada
Hygiene Performance Solutions
Independent Living Resource Centre
Innovative Building Systems Ltd
Invacare Canada
Manitoba Gerontological Nursing Association
Manitoba Institute for Patient Safety
Meals on Wheels
Medical Mart
MediSystem Pharmacy
Minuk Denture Clinic & Dental Implant Centre
Momentum Healthware Inc.
National Industrial Communication Inc.
Northland Healthcare Products Ltd
Pharmasave Assiniboine Pharmacy
Phoenix Recycling
Quality Life Services Inc
Quart Healthcare West
RANA Respiratory Care Group
Reliable Mobility
Rexall Health Solutions
Riverwood Square
Robertson College
Rolling Spokes
Room 217
Ruban Insurance
SAFE Work Manitoba
Safety Services Manitoba
SCA Personal Care
Serrano Medical Solutions
Span Medical Products Canada, Inc.
Surge Learning
SWS Group
Tache Pharmacy
The Stevens Company Ltd.
The Waverley & Rosewood - Revera
Total Tubs
Triden Distributors
Troy Life & Fire Safety Ltd.
TV Tour
Unity Connected Solutions
University of MB CCOH
Victoria LifeLine
We Care Home Health Services
Westech Health Care Ltd


Mark Your Calendars for Next Year's Conference on May 15, 2018

Speakers & Presentations
LTCAM would like to recognize the following guest speakers for their informative and enlightening presentations. To download copies of the available presentations, please click on the presentation titles below (please note that larger presentations take a few minutes to load). Some of the sessions may link to an external website.


Sessions, Speakers & Presentations
1 ACEing Age Old Issues in the
Care of Older Canadians
Dr. Samir K. Sinha, MD, DPhil, FRCPC Dr. Samir K. Sinha, MD, DPhil, FRCPC
2 How Do I Know What My Indicators Are Indicating? Using Performance Measures
to Drive Quality Improvement
Connie Paris, Manager, Home & Continuing Care, Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) Connie Paris, Manager, Home & Continuing Care, Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)
3 The Integration of Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) from the Philippines into the Nursing Workforce in Canada: Challenges & Opportunities Catherine Baxter, RRC Catherine Baxter, RRC
4, 5 & 7 The Validation Breakthrough:
Validation Therapy
Naomi Fell, MSW, ACSW Naomi Fell, MSW, ACSW

6 Pathways Singing Program
for Memory Care
Bev Foster, MA (Candidate), BEd, BMus, ARCT, AMus Bev Foster, MA (Candidate), BEd, BMus, ARCT, AMus
8 Long Term Solutions - Reducing Injury & Illness in Manitoba's Healthcare Sector Jamie Hall Jamie Hall
9 Project Harmony Lindsay Girouard, Shannon Gaulke, Janice Hebb Lindsay Girouard, Shannon Gaulke, Janice Hebb

Lindsay Girouard, Shannon Gaulke, Janice Hebb

Lindsay Girouard, Shannon Gaulke, Janice Hebb

10 Sing the Changes! Bev Foster, MA (Candidate), BEd, BMus, ARCT, AMus Bev Foster, MA (Candidate), BEd, BMus, ARCT, AMus

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