2014 Annual Addictions & Mental Health Conference

January 1, 2014

May 25th, 26th, 27th, 2014
Marriott Toronto Airport, 901 Dixon Road, Toronto

Call for Presentations
New Due Date:  Friday, January 10th, 2014

Addictions and Mental Health Ontario is pleased to announce its 2014 Conference to be held at the Marriott Toronto Airport, Toronto, Ontario on May 25th, 26th, & 27th, 2014 followed by its bi-annual Community of Practice meetings on Wednesday, May 28th, 2014. Attended by over 300 delegates, our conference continues to grow and deliver important and dynamic information, as well as offering an excellent networking opportunity to all participants.

We invite you to submit a workshop abstract that conveys knowledge, experience or “perspectives” on a topic you, or your organization, recognizes as valuable to other service providers. There is a multitude of “hot topics” currently in the addictions and mental health sector and we are interested in selecting the most progressive, innovative and dynamic presentations and topics that will be favourably received by the field.

Among current issues of potential interest are: evidence-based practices, policy and advocacy issues, new developments in service provision, justice and addictions/mental health, youth, seniors/older adults, problem gambling, concurrent disorders, working with diverse populations, working with families, intensive community supports including housing, clinical management and case management, addiction and mental health services in primary care, peer support, practices in harm reduction and many, many more!

As well, we are continuing with presentations that inform strategies and practices to address management/leadership skills, governance, financial and human resource needs, health care transformation, quality improvements and service integration.

Presentation Formats

Presentations will be 90-minute sessions which allow for knowledge transfer, interaction and discussion. Proposals consist of a 300-word abstract that MUST include all of the following sections:

  • Session Title (please be as concise as possible)
  • Objectives/intended outcomes for participants (outline what practical learning strategies attendees will be able to utilize in their workplace)
  • Detailed description of planned participant involvement
  • Identify what level of skills your workshop is directed towards:
    1. Entry Level Skills (suitable for learners with basic knowledge and skills)
    2. Intermediate Skills (suitable for learners with some degree of skill or competence)
    3. Advanced Skills (suitable for learners  further along in progress, complexity, knowledge and skill)
  • Presentation Description – 50-word description of presentation which will be used in all conference advertising material
  • Presenter(s) biography including title/position, organization (25-word maximum per presenter)
  • List of previous experience presenting at conferences.
  • Contact details (be sure to include your email address)
  • Audio-visual needs (a/v equipment must be ordered in advance)
  • Preferred format of the session (panel, round table, paper presentation, etc.)

Please Note:

  1. Submissions that do not include all the information required in the format requested will not be reviewed.
  2. Unless otherwise indicated in your submission, all presentations will be posted to the Addictions and Mental Health Ontario website.
  3. Although not required to register for our conference, workshop presenters do receive a discount on conference registration fees as follows:
  • One presenter – 50%
  • Two presenters – 25%
  • Three or more presenters – 15%

Application Deadline:

All proposals must be received by FRIDAY, JANUARY 10TH, 2014:

  1. By email:
  2. Fax: 1-866-295-6394.

For further information please contact Janis Cramp at or by phone at 1-800-965-3307.

We regret that not all proposals will be accepted due to space limitations. Workshops will be selected to ensure a comprehensive and dynamic program.

On behalf of Addictions and Mental Health Ontario thank you for your interest in our Annual Conference.