What actions will improve clients’ experience while achieving health and system outcomes in a cost-effective manner?  We invite you to join home care leaders from across the country at this exciting 2 day event, and explore innovative funding strategies and new ways to deliver high quality home and community care.

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Designing a Comprehensive Self-Directed Care Model

Associate Director of Research, C.D. Howe Institute

Colin Busby was appointed Associate Director of Research in 2016, Colin focuses his attention on the Institute’s healthcare policy and human capital research. Before he began his term at the C.D. Howe Institute, Colin worked at Industry Canada and for the United Nations Industrial Development Organization in Vienna. Colin holds a BComm from the University of Alberta and an M.A. in Economics from the University of Ottawa.

Adopting Innovation, Change in Action

Clinical, Education and Research Consultant – Perfuse Medtec.

Connie has been a Wound consultant for Hamilton Niagara Haldeman Brant and Waterloo Wellington CCACs, was the Project Lead for the South West Regional Wound Care Framework project, Clinical Nurse Specialist (wound and ostomy for Care Partners 2007-2016), Owner/Partner ET NOW 1996-2007, past member Board of Directors CAWC and CAET.

Self-Directed Care Models in Canada: Lessons from the Frontline in Alberta

Program Lead, Self Managed Care and Persons with Developmental Disabilities, Edmonton Zone, Alberta Health Services

Katrina Fillmore has over 15 years’ experience working for provincial home care programs in Alberta and New Brunswick. Her experience includes training as a clinical respiratory therapist and primary case manager. Katrina oversees the Self-Managed Care and Extraordinary Care Services Programs for the Edmonton Zone; her role includes policy development, media/MLA concerns and program change management.

Self-Directed Care Models in Canada: Lessons from the Frontline in British Columbia

Regional Manager – Community Resource Team, Health Services for Community Living and Choice in Supports for Independent Living, Home Health Portfolio, Fraser Health Authority, British Columbia

Rod MacDonald is the Regional Manager for the Choice in Supports for Independent Living program in Fraser Health Authority. He has a Master in Social Degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, and has worked in the disability field for 30 years in Halifax and the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. For many years, Rod worked in community mental health services. More recently he served as the Regional Manager of the Acquired Brain Injury Services in Fraser Health.

Connecting the Dots Along the Care Continuum

National Director, Healthcare Innovation, CBI Health Group

Josie graduated from McMaster University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy. She worked as a pediatric therapist in both public and private settings before joining CBI Health Group in 2000. Josie has 17 years of experience in senior/executive management and has demonstrated proven results in operations management, business development, project management, financial planning and forecasting. She has successfully developed innovative healthcare models and implemented business solutions and operational changes that have improved the quality of service, efficiency and effectiveness of various publicly funded health facilities, authorities and organizations. She also has expertise in strategic planning, stakeholder relationships, change management, business analysis and process improvement.

Modernizing Health Care “What Does This mean?”

Health Columnist, The Globe and Mail

André Picard is one of Canada’s top health and public policy observers and commentators. He is the health columnist at The Globe and Mail, where he has been a staff writer for more than 30 years. He is also the author of numerous books and has received much acclaim for his writing and for his dedication to improving healthcare. In 2010, he was awarded a National Newspaper Award as Canada’s top newspaper columnist.

Adopting Innovation, Change in Action

Partnership Development, CanAssist at the University of Victoria

Marilyn has been with CanAssist since May 2016. In her partnership development role, she utilizes her background in marketing, communications, business development and project management to support the development and implementation of assistive technologies, which will help keep seniors living in their own homes for as long as safely possible. This work involves liaising with the BC Ministry of Health, the regional Health Authorities, non-profit organizations, researchers and other senior care stakeholders.  Marilyn is also a certified Information Privacy Professional in Canada and a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Self-Directed Care Models in Canada: Lessons from the Frontline in Alberta

Lead, Provincial Home Care Development, Alberta Health Services

Eugene plays a critical role in supporting the five different zones in AHS with the standardization and enhancements of Home Care services. Eugene was previously a Lead with the Edmonton Zone Continuing Care Education team providing business support and training for clinical informatics and the RAI-HC assessment tool.  Eugene holds a MSc in Occupational Therapy from the University of Alberta.

Designing a Comprehensive Self-Directed Care Model

Chief Executive Officer, AlayaCare

Adrian is a serial technology entrepreneur having built two successful mobile software companies; both achieving leadership positions in their respective markets before being acquired. Adrian is an active Angel Investor and sits on the boards of several companies including fast-growing technology firms like the point-of-care medical device company Chipcare, the SaaS company TrackTik, and the GRC software provider Resolver. Adrian is also the co-founder of the Madiro Fund, a charitable organization created to support innovative solutions to the health problems in low-income countries.

Connecting the Dots Along the Care Continuum

VP, Clinical Systems Integration, Canada Health Infoway

Lynne is responsible for the Digital Health Alliance, a collection of programs, tools and services associated with digital health standards and clinical interoperability. She also has executive responsibility for the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and Clinical Adoption programs. She is a professional engineer, holding a BASc in systems design engineering and a MASc in the management of technology, from the University of Waterloo.


The Sutton Place Hotel Edmonton
10235 – 101 Street, Edmonton, T5J 3E9
Tel: 780.428.7111

The Sutton Place Hotel Edmonton, situated in the heart of downtown and immediately adjacent to the brand new ICE District, combines the perfect location, convenience, and modern renovated guest rooms all into one. The hotel is connected by an indoor pedway to Edmonton City Centre Mall, major office towers, 400 stores, and the Light Rail Transit (LRT).

The Summit room block is limited so book early if you need accommodation.

Call or e-mail The Sutton Place Hotel reservations coordinator and book under Canadian Home Care Association.

Tel:  780-441-3456


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