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Annual Provincial Conference & Exhibition
The largest event focused on the long term care continuum in Manitoba

May 14, 2019

It’s All About You

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 (

2019 Post Event Story

The Long Term & Continuing Care Association's (LTCAM) 16th Annual Provincial Conference & Exhibition "It’s All About YOU!”" was held Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at the Victoria Inn, in Winnipeg, MB. This year throughout the day, engaging speakers provided strategic, practical information and tools to enable you in your work place to more effectively help those entrusted to your care, but also to take care of yourself in the process. It’s all about you and those you serve.

To see the event program, speaker profiles & presentations, scroll down.

This year again, delegates were well represented with diverse backgrounds in professional and community oriented expertise. These attendees included rural and urban health professionals, CEOs, managers, and support-workers from long term and continuing care residences. Students and care advocates also attended. As always, the exhibitor hall was packed with over 90 companies introducing their innovative products and services, providing a plethora of ideas and improvements for care.

This SOLD OUT event hosted over 600 people consisting of members, speakers, exhibitors, delegates, award winners, guests, and of course the helpful volunteers and staff of Long Term and Continuing Care Association of Manitoba.



Partner Awards!!

Just prior to the opening plenary, Aurele Foidart, LTCAM Board Vice-Chair, Ron Popiel, Chair of the Conference Planning Committee, and Board Director and Jan Legeros, Executive Director, Long Term & Continuing Care Association of Manitoba, thanked our 2019 Conference Partners by presenting them with beautifully imprinted glass awards, in the Exhibition Hall.

Receiving their awards

Gold Partner Award presented to: Complete Purchasing Services

Key Note Closing Speaker Partner Award presented to: Amgen

Silver Partner Awards presented to:

Deluxe Payroll

Deluxe Payroll



Safe Work Manitoba

Safe Work Manitoba
The Waverley & Rosewood Revera

The Waverley & Rosewood Revera

Revera LTC Inc.

Revera LTC Inc.

Exhibition Hall 

Exhibition Hall   Exhibition Hall 

NEW this year - a draw for the Exhibitors!

WINNERS OF THE DRAW for a large crowd coming to Exhibitors’ Booth for a 2 minute presentation:



Ambient Activity

Ambient Activity

MIP Inc.

MIP Inc.

Awards for Excellence
It is always a great delight to host 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 having Richard Cloutier from 680 CJOB co-host the Awards for Excellence with Jan Legeros, LTCAM Executive Director.  

This year there were five (5) awards:

  • Three Sustainability awards (sustainability gifts were made possible thanks to Azores Furniture)
    Sustainability Award Winners:
    • Deanne O’Rouke
    • Dorothy Lapointe
    • Rosalyn Cooney & Carol Gwizdak
Deanne O’Rouke

Deanne O’Rouke

Dorothy Lapointe

Dorothy Lapointe

Rosalyn Cooney & Carol Gwizdak

Rosalyn Cooney & Carol Gwizdak
  • One Intergenerational Award  - École Varennes and Riverside Lions Seniors Residences

  • One Life Time Achievement Award – Hans Epp
Hans Epp

The reason LTCAM hosts these provincial conferences annually is to inspire, educate, enlighten and nurture long term and continuing care staff and caregiving individuals.  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.

"Very well done in all aspects!!"
- Conference Delegate

Opening Keynote Speaker, Paula Morand (CEO of Paula Morand Enterprises) set the tone and challenged us all to Dream BIG, Be Bold.  Each speaker that followed, shared amazing topics that not only are relevant in the day to day workplace, but provide practical and encouraging ways of engaging and helping all involved.  Charleen Phelps (R.N. Consultant Teepa Snow and Positive Approach™ to Care) talked about the Living GEMS, ending the day with a topic “Until there’s a Cure, there’s Care.

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 improvement" in the years to come. 

Exhibitor Hall & Delegate Registrations SOLD OUT!!

2019 Attendee Numbers
Registrants & Industry Leaders 568
Exhibitors 90
Satisfaction Results
Speakers 87%
Organization, Venue, Value for money 93%
Overall 88%
Evaluation forms completed 217

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: Only with their support could this day be possible:

  • Gold Partner: Complete Purchasing Services Inc.

  • Closing Keynote Partner: Amgen

  • Award for Excellence: Azores Furniture

    Azores Furniture

  • Silver Partners:

  • Bronze Partners:

2019 Exhibitors


3M Canada Manitoba Institute for Patient Safety
Abbot Diabetes Care Marsh Canada Limited
Adaptive Clothing Store/Reliable Home Care Agency Med E- Care Healthcare Solutions
Allergan Medical Mart
ALS Society of Manitoba Brummitt Feasby MediSystem Pharmacy Ltd.
Alzheimer Society of Manitoba Minuk Denture Clinic & Dental Implant Centre
Ambient Activity Technologies MIP Inc
AMG Medical Inc Momentum Healthware
Amgen Canada MPT
Amico Corporation National Industrial Communications Inc.
Arjo Canada Inc. Northland Healthcare Products Ltd.
Associated Health Systems Inc. Olymel
Aurora Cannabis Enterprises INC Panasonic Canada Inc.
Azores Furniture PointClickCare
Barik Medical Inc. ProTELEC CheckMate
Canadian Footwear Quality Life Services Inc.
Canadian Health Care Products RANA Respiratory Care Group
Canadian Society of Nutrition Management Reliable Mobility
Canadian Virtual Hospice Revera - The Waverley & Rosewood
Canadian Western Bank Right At Home Canada
Cardinal Health Canada Riverwood Square
CARF Canada Robertson College
Complete Purchasing Services Ruban Insurance
Crestline Coach SAFE Work Manitoba
Deluxe Payroll Sanofi Pasteur
Desjardins Financial Security Investments Inc. Serrano Medical Solutions Inc./Safecrush
Dietitians of Canada SFI Medical Equipment Solutions
Diversey Canada Inc. Sobeys National Pharmacy Group
Ecclesiastical Insurance Span Medical Products Canada
Essity Canada Inc. Spectrum Cannabis - Canopy Growth
Ever-Care Contract Furnishings Inc. St. John Ambulance
Extendicare (Canada), Extendicare Assist, ParaMed, SGP StaffScheduleCare
Firm Foundations 4 Life Surge Learning
GOJO Canada Sysco
Gordon Foods Tache Pharmacy
Guldmann CareLift Solutions The Stevens Company Ltd.
HearingLife Troy Life & Fire Safety
Hippo CMMS Unimor Healthwear
Invacare Canada Unity Connected Solutions
Lassonde University of Manitoba - MHIKNET/WRHA Virtual Library
LifeSmart Health Victoria Lifeline
Manitoba Gerontological Nursing Association VoxxLife

*Reserve your booth for next year*
May 12, 2020

Speakers & Presentations
LTCAM would like to recognize the following speakers for their informative and enlightening presentations. To download copies of the presentations, 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.

1 Dream BIG Be BOLD Paula Morand
2 Maximizing Potential to Manage Responsive Behaviors - Dementia Care

Cognitive Losses Quicksheet
John Thomas

3 A Novel Cognitive Program for Individuals with Dementia Zahra Moussavi

4 The Living Gems™ Seeing More than Loss

The Living™ Gems Poster
Charleen Phelps

5 Changing the Face of Long Term Care in Manitoba

One on One Small House Model - Podcast
Robert Wrublowsky

6 Positive Approach® to Care Charleen Phelps

7 When it comes to Senior Care, Words Matter! Daniel Fontaine


Protecting Ourselves: Practical Skills to Manage
Verbal & Physical Aggression

John Thomas

9 Managing Stress While Supporting Families
Through the Admission Transition
David Falk

10 Be a Detective: The top five Human needs and
Emotional indicators of Distress
Charleen Phelps


"Until there’s a Cure, there’s Care"

Charleen Phelps

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