2021 Ontario DS HR Forum (CLOSED)

The 2021 Ontario Developmental Services HR Forum

Date: March 2nd, 2021 (Virtual Format) 


“Innovations… Balancing Technology with a Human Touch”

The Annual Ontario Developmental Services HR Forum is a highly regarded event for HR Professionals, Senior Management, Communications Professionals, Direct Support Professionals and Colleges in the DS Sector. This popular event provides an excellent opportunity for professional development, networking and practical information-sharing.

Even though we have moved the 2021 DS HR Forum to a virtual format, we are planning a dynamic program with lots of current and relevant information for you to take back to your agency. We also know how important it is to connect with others and we have planned opportunities for networking with your peers across the province.

The following are the streams that will be highlighted in the sessions:

  • Innovations in Technology
  • Lawyer Sessions, highlighting current HR issues
  • Workplace Learning and Development
  • HR Practices
  • Marketing and Promotion
  • Direct Support Employee Practices

2021 Session Descriptions CLICK HERE 

2021 Call for Award Nominations (CLOSED) 

This awards program is designed to recognize and celebrate Direct Support Professionals and Agency Leadership who embody the very best qualities and practices in services and supports. 

The core objective of the Provincial Network HR Committee is to improve the personal outcomes and quality of life of people and families supported.  Direct support professionals nominated for this award will be able to demonstrate how their philosophy and work practices advance the goals of the Provincial Network HR Committee.

Direct Support Professional Award Nomination Form 

Agency Leadership Award Nomination Form 




If you have any questions, please contact Ann-Marie Binetti at abinetti@cltoronto.ca


DSHR Strategy Forum Committee

Holly DuffChair, DSHR Strategy Forum CommitteeProfessor, Fanshawe Collegeiamhollyduff@gmail.com
Ann BilodeauCo-chair, PN HR CommitteeExecutive Director, KW Habilitation Servicesabilodeau@kwhab.ca
Ann-Marie BinettiPN Project Manager Provincial Network Abinetti@cltoronto.ca
Claudin Cousins ED, Empower Simcoe cousins@empowersimcoe.ca

Leeanna Cliff 

 Director of HR, CL Durham North leeanna@cldn.ca
Michelle Brooks  Chair of the Provincial Network  Executive Director, Particiaption House Durham  mbrooks@phdurham.com