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Annual Provincial Conference & Exhibition

Climate Change in Long Term Care
“Embracing Diversity”

May 15, 2018

Thank you to everyone who made this event a great success!
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2018 Post Event Story

The Long Term & Continuing Care Association's (LTCAM) 15th Annual Provincial Conference & Exhibition "Climate Change in Long Term Care Embracing Diversity" was held Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at the Victoria Inn, in Winnipeg, MB. Following last year's event theme of "Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow", this year's theme throughout the day, was to offer strategic/practical information and tools for working in long term and continuing care, within an environment where change and diversity are exponentially increasing. 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 special 15th annual event hosted over 500 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.




Registration Registration

New this year!! Partner Awards!!

Just prior to the opening plenary, Jason Chester, LTCAM Board Chair and Ron Popiel, Chair of the Conference Planning Committee, and Jan Legeros, Executive Director, Long Term & Continuing Care Association of Manitoba, honored Conference Partners by thanking and presenting them with beautifully imprinted glass awards, in the Exhibition Hall.

Gold and Key Note Closing Speaker Partner, Complete Purchasing, receiving their awards:


Partner Awards

Partner Awards

Silver Partner Awards presented to:


Deluxe Payroll

Registration and Plenary


Registration and Plenary

Registration and Plenary

Home Care Assistance

Registration and Plenary

Revera LTC Inc.

Registration and Plenary

Rexall Health Solutions

Registration and Plenary

Safe Work Manitoba
Registration and Plenary

Sanofi Pasteur
Registration and Plenary

The Waverley & Rosewood Revera

Exhibition Hall

Registration and Plenary

Registration and Plenary Registration and Plenary

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, a Sustainability gift was given to the award winners as well. These gifts were made possible thanks to Azores Furniture!

Award Winners:

Jan Legeros (LTCAM) and Richard Cloutier (CJOB) presenting these special awards:


Maylene Vergara

Marion Pringle
Gardenia Way Culture Committee

Susan Gray & Surbhi Suhagia
Kara Flamond

Patricia Larkin

The reason LTCAM hosts these provincial conferences annually is to inspire, educate, enlighten and nurture long term and continuing care staff and caregiving individuals. We want to offer new and innovative approaches to your work and personal lives and 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.

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

Each presentation throughout the day focused on the topic of this year's theme "Climate Change in Long Term Care Embracing Diversity". Opening Keynote Speaker, Dr. Brock Wright, BSc., MD, FRCPC, MBA spoke about Shared Health. Throughout the day, delegates were treated to extremely relevant topics from many speakers’ presentations; among them were MAID (Medical Assistance in Dying, Transforming Senior Care through Sensor Technology, Take Back the Night, and others including a panel on Respecting Diversity: Exploring Cultural, Spiritual and Religious Aspects of Care. The closing Keynote speaker made possible by our Keynote Closing Partner, Complete Purchasing, was Dr. Brian Goldman, with the topic, “Empathy and Senior-Centred Health Care. Our speakers continue to be the crucial reason that our conference draws growing attendance numbers each year.

- 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.

2018 Attendee Numbers
Registrants & Industry Leaders 532
Exhibitors 90
Satisfaction Results
Speakers 80%
Organization, Venue, Value for money 92%
Overall 84%
Evaluation forms completed 190

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 & Closing Keynote Speaker: Complete Purchasing Services Inc.

  • Award for Excellence:  Azores Furniture

  • Silver Partners: Deluxe Payroll, Extendicare Assist, ParaMed & SGP Purchasing Partner Network, HIROC, Home Care Assistance, Revera – The Waverley & Rosewood, Revera LTC Inc. SafeWork Manitoba, Rexall Health Solutions, Sanofi Pasteur

  • Bronze Partners: CARF Canada, CBI Home Health, Interfaith Health Care Association of Manitoba, MediSystem Pharmacy Ltd., Momentum Healthware, RANA Respiratory Care Group, Span Medical Products Canada, Inc.

  • Refreshment Break Partners: Ecclesiastical Insurance, Hippo CMMS, Riverwood Square, Ruban Insurance

  • Lanyards: Medical Mart
  • Delegate Bags: Extendicare Assist, ParaMed & SGP Purchasing Partner Network
  • Delegate Bag Assembly: Robertson College

Only with their collaborative support could this day be possible.

2018 Exhibitors


3M Health Care Invacare Canada
A & O: Support Services for Older Adults Manitoba Institute for Patient Safety
Actionmarguerite Meals on Wheels
Adaptive Clothing Store/Reliable Home Care Agency Medical Mart
Allergan MediSystem Pharmacy Ltd.
ALS Society of Manitoba miAlert
Alzheimer Society of Manitoba Minuk Denture Clinic
Ambient Activity Technologies MIP Inc
ARJO Canada Inc. Momentum Healthware
Ashley's Adaptive Apparel National Industrial Communication Inc.
Associated Health Systems Inc. Northland Healthcare Products Ltd.
Azores Furniture Nutra Services Inc.
Barik Medical Inc Palliative Manitoba
Browels ID Solutions Panasonic Canada Inc.
Canada Revenue Agency Parkinson Canada
Canada Vigilance Program Protelec Checkmate
Canadian Footwear Quality Life Services Inc.
Canadian Health Care Products RANA Respiratory Care Group
Canopy Growth Corporation Reliable Mobility
Cardinal Health Canada Revera - The Waverley & Rosewood
CardioMed Supplies Inc. Rexall Health Solutions
CARF Canada Riverwood Square
CBI Home Health Robertson College
Complete Purchasing Services Ruban Insurance
Connect Hearing SAFE Work Manitoba
Crestline Coach SAFE Work Manitoba
Deluxe Payroll Sanofi Pasteur
Desjardins Financial Security Investments Inc. Serrano Medical Solutions Inc.
Diversey Canada Inc. SFI Medical Equipment Solutions Inc.
Ecclesiastical Insurance Shaftesbury Park Retirement Residence
Essity Canada Inc. Shaw Direct Satellite TV
Ever-care Contract Furnishings Inc. Span Medical Products Canada, Inc.
Extendicare (Canada) Inc., Extendicare Assist, ParaMed
& SGP Purchasing Partner Network
Sun Life Financial
Global Upholstery/Art Metz Sure Step
Gluten Free Food Program Surge Learning
GOJO Canada Sysco
Gordon Food Service Tache Pharmacy
Guldmann CareLift Solutions The Stevens Company Ltd.
HearingLife Troy Life & Fire Safety Ltd.
Hippo CMMS Unity Connected Solutions
HIROC Victoria Lifeline
Home Care Assistance Wesclean
Hygie Canada WestCare Health Supplies


*Book your booth for next year*
May 14, 2019

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


1 Shared Health Dr. Brock Wright BSc., MD, FRCPC, MBA

2 What Remains Unchanged: Using the Principles of Validation to Guide Communication with People Living With Dementia Denise Annette Flowerday

3 MAID - Medical Assistance in Dying in Manitoba Dr. Kim Wiebe, MD, FRCPC, MPH
Tanis Newson

4 Transform Senior Care Through Sensor Technology Dan Levitt, MSc., CHE

5 Using Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS) to Improve Resident Care & Operational Performance Chris Olsen

6 Why So Defensive? Helping Others Understand and “Own” their Contribution to Workplace Conflict David Falk, MA


7 Megamorphosis: Organized Chaos Using Human Centered Design Thinking Jo-Ann Tait

8 Purposeful Interactions,  a Culture Change Journey in Long Term Care Jan Berger and Lynda Blevins

9 CARF’s Consultative Approach to Long-Term Care Accreditation Jill Allison

10 Enable Your Elderly Patients to Have a Sense of Purpose and Control to Enhance Health Outcomes and Quality of Life Dan Levitt, MSc., CHE

11 Take Back the Night Earl Gardner

12 The Gentle Persuasive Approaches Dementia Education Program Michelle Bliss

13 Respecting Diversity: Exploring Cultural, Spiritual and Religious Aspects of Care Glen Horst, MDiv, DMin, BA,
Kali Leary, BSc, MBT,
Shahina Siddiqui

14 Empathy and Senior-Centered Health Care Dr. Brian Goldman, MD, MCFP(EM), FACEP
(Please note: File size is 295 MB)

Dr. Brian Goldman is offering his book "The Power of Kindness - Why Empathy is Essential in Everyday Life" at special offer of $20 (incls taxes) these books retail at your favouirte book store at $32.00 plus taxes.

Please call our office (204) 477-9888) to obtain your copy.

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