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Annual Provincial Conference & Exhibition

"Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow"

May 9, 2017

Conference information coming soon!


"Let's Talk"
May 10, 2016

Thank you to everyone who made this event a great success!
Scroll down for the post event story, photos and speakers' presentations...

Photos by Meredith Stoesz Photography (

2016 Post Event Story

The Long Term & Continuing Care Association's (LTCAM) 13th Annual Provincial Conference & Exhibition "Let's Talk" was held Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at the Victoria Inn, in Winnipeg, MB. Following last year's event theme of "Inspire. Challenge. Equip.", this year's theme throughout the day was to offer communication strategies and other tools for working within long term and continuing care (for the event program, speaker profiles & presentations, scroll down). This year, delegate registration was SOLD OUT for the first time in the conference's history. 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 are informal caregivers looking to access information to assist in their caregiving responsibilities. The exhibitor hall was also SOLD OUT and packed with 95 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 607 people, made up of dedicated volunteers, eager delegates, speakers, guests, exhibitors, members, and staff.

Reflexology by Kristina Penner

Reflexology by Kristina Penner
Opening Keynote Speaker, Twitchy

Opening Keynote Speaker, Twitchy,
energized the crowd
Massage by Wellington College

Massage by Wellington College

Jan Legeros, Executive Director, LTCAM

Jan Legeros, Executive Director, LTCAM

Registration Volunteers Registration Volunteers Registration Volunteers
Registration Volunteers

Awards for Excellence
One of the day's most special moments is 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 "Twitchy" host the Awards for Excellence with Jan Legeros, LTCAM Executive Director.

The Award winners' stories are so inspiring that we are launching a Learning Section where their full stories may be visited and read. We hope that sharing ideas and experiences will encourage others.

Award Winners:

  • Poseidon Care Centre
  • Holly Morrison
  • The Gardens on Tenth Board of Directors
  • Riverwood Square & Henry G Izatt School


Poseidon Care Centre

Poseidon Care Centre
Holly Morrison

Holly Morrison
The Gardens on Tenth Board of Directors

The Gardens on Tenth Board of Directors

Riverwood Square & Henry G Izatt School

Riverwood Square & Henry G Izatt School

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.

"Excellent as always!!!"
- Conference Delegate

Each presentation throughout the day touched on the topic of this year's theme "Let's Talk". Amongst the 13 presentations, the topics ranged from Tweeting, Pinning and Posting: Social Media in Long Term Care, Putting the Gag on Workplace Gossip, Helping Adults in Residence to Communicate, as well as Protecting Ourselves: Practical Skills to Manage Verbal and Physical Aggression. Returning as the closing keynote from 2013 was dynamic speaker, Rosita Hall. Our speakers continue to be the crucial reason that our conference draws growing attendance numbers each year.

"This has been one of the most engaging conferences I have attended in some time. Never boring with very good presentations. I learned a lot! Probably the best keynote speakers I've ever heard."
- Conference Delegate

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.

2016 Attendee Numbers
Registrants 425
Registrants & Industry Leaders 607
Exhibitors 95
Satisfaction Results
Speakers 80%
Organization, Venue, Value for money 90%
Overall 85%
Evaluation forms completed 262

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: Momentum Healthware, Revera, Extendicare, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, Rexall Health Solutions, Silver Group Purchasing, SafeWork Manitoba, Medisystem Pharmacy
  • Bronze Partners: 3M, Brematson Disability Advocates, We Care Home Health Services,Gojo, Facilitated Solutions, Ruban Insurance Brokers, MARCHE, Domtar Personal Care, Twitchy, Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute, VIP Home Care, Iron Mountain, SpeechWorks Inc., National Pharmacy, VIP Homecare
  • Refreshment Break Partners: Riverwood Square, Rana Respiratory Care Group
  • Jets tickets door prize: Riverwood Square
  • Lanyards and Delegate Bags: Rexall Health Solutions
  • Delegate Bag Assembly: Robertson College
  • Wellington College - Massage Therapy Stations
  • Reflexology by Kristina Penner

Only with their collaborative support could this day be made possible.

Jan Legeros checking out Exhibitor Reliable Mobility

Jan Legeros checking out Exhibitor
Reliable Mobility
Gold Partner, Complete Purchasing Group

Gold Partner,
Complete Purchasing Services
Exhibitor Hall

Exhibitor Hall

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May 9, 2017

2016 Exhibitors


3M Health Care
A Place for Mom
A & O: Support Services for Older Adults
Academy of Learning Winnipeg South
Accent Environments
Activity Pro
Adaptive Clothing Store / Reliable Home Care Agency
ALS Society of Manitoba
Alzheimer Society of Manitoba
ArjoHuntleigh Canada
Ashley's Adaptive Apparel
Associated Health Systems
Attends Personal Care
Azores Furniture Mfg. Ltd
Barik Medical Inc.
Best Buy Medical Supplies
Brematson Disability Advocates
Browels ID Solutions
CADTH - Canadian Agency for Drugs & Technologies in Health
Canadian Footwear
Canadian Virtual Hospice
Cardinal Health Canada
Care at Home Pharmacy
CARF Canada
Chubb Edwards
Community Services Benefits Trust
Complete Purchasing Services Inc.
Costco Wholesale
Crestline Coach Ltd
CUPE Manitoba
Desjardins Financial Security Investments Inc
Diamond Athletic Medical Supplies Inc
Direct Alert
Diversey Care Canada
Ever-care Contract Furnishings Inc
Facilitated Solutions
First Quality
Germstar Canada
Global Furniture Group
GOJO Industries Inc.
Good Samaritan TeleCare
Gordon Food Service
Health Canada – Canada Vigilance
Holding onto Mamie
HUB International
Hygie Canada
Iron Mountain
Leapfrog Moving Specialists Inc
LNJ Medical Inc
Manitoba Hydro
Manitoba Institute for Patient Safety
Manrex Ltd.
Medical Mart
Medigas Manitoba Ltd
Medisystem Pharmacy
Momentum Healthware
National Industrial Communications Inc
Northland Healthcare Products Ltd
Parkinson Canada
Professional Orthopedic Products
Quality Life Services Inc
RANA Respiratory Care Group
Reliable Mobility
Revera – The Waverley & Rosewood
Rexall Health Solutions
Riverwood Square
Robertson College
Room 217 Foundation
Ruban Insurance
Safe Work Manitoba
SCA Personal Care
Silver Group Purchasing / Extendicare
Span Medical Products Canada
Staples Advantage
Surge Learning
Swish Maintenance Limited
Sysco Winnipeg
Tache Pharmacy
The Stevens Company Ltd.
Unity Connected Solutions
Vintage Wellbeing Footcare Ltd
VIP Home Care Inc
We Care Part of the CBI Health Group
Westech Health Care Ltd; Rotec International and Healthcalm


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 Unstoppable: Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life Stuart Ellis-Myers “Twitchy” Stuart Ellis-Myers “Twitchy”
2 Dealing with Difficult Situations:
Skills for Surviving & Thriving
David Dyck, Partner, Facilitated Solutions David Dyck, Partner, Facilitated Solutions
3 Protecting Ourselves: Skills to Manage Verbal & Physical Aggression John H. Thomas, BA, BEd, MSW, RSW John H. Thomas, BA, BEd, MSW, RSW
4 Reducing Antipsychotic Medication
Use in Long Term Care
Dr. Lori Mitchell, Joe Puchniak, Cynthia Sinclair Dr. Lori Mitchell

Joe Puchniak

Cynthia Sinclair

5 Tweeting, Pinning and Posting: Social Media in Long Term Care Marissa Ambalina Marissa Ambalina
6 Sexuality and Dementia:
Strange Bedfellows
Gayle Appel Doll, PhD Marissa Ambalina
7 Walking Through Grief John Koop Harder John Koop Harder
8 Putting the Gag on Workplace Gossip David Dyck, Partner, Facilitated Solutions David Dyck, Partner, Facilitated Solutions
9 Protecting Ourselves: Skills to Manage Verbal & Physical Aggression John H. Thomas, BA, BEd, MSW, RSW John H. Thomas, BA, BEd, MSW, RSW
10 Managing Your Manager So You Both Enjoy the Experience Ron Martyn MSc Ron Martyn MSc
11 How to Deal with
Extremely Difficult People
Stuart Ellis-Myers “Twitchy” Stuart Ellis-Myers “Twitchy”
12 Helping Adults in Residence to Communicate Allison Baird, President, SpeechWorks Allison Baird, President, SpeechWorks
13 You’ve Got the Power!
Success Both On & Off the Job
Rosita Hall Rosita Hall

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