Call for Abstracts
Call for Abstracts
The Provincial HSJCC Conference Planning Committee invites you to submit an abstract for presentation at the 2023 Virtual Conference Striving for Inclusive Justice: Reflecting on thepast and acting for the future taking place on November 15 and 16, 2023.
The Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committee (HSJCC) Network is a dynamic, voluntary collaboration between professionals from across the human services and justice sectors in Ontario. At the Local, Regional and Provincial levels, HSJCCs coordinate resources and plan more effectively for people with unique needs who are in conflict with the law.
The Provincial HSJCC Conference is the network’s premiere educational event – bringing
together more than 600 professionals from across the human services and justice sectors to
share promising practices, build cross-sector networks and engage in solutions for the people
they serve. Attendees benefit from a richly engrossing program that leaves them better
equipped and inspired to meet the needs of Ontarians.
The Conference Planning Committee is seeking abstracts from individuals or agencies who can contribute solution-focused knowledge, expertise, innovation and best practices that can enhance, complement or expand services and systems currently in place.
The conference program will reflect a broad range of themes while showcasing work being
done within the human service and justice sectors.
Substance use and behavioural dependencies, mental health, brain injuries, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, developmental disabilities, dual diagnosis, concurrent disorders
Physical disability populations, older adults (Dementia), youth, Black, Indigenous, and Racialized Communities, 2SLGBTQ+, people of marginalized genders
MODELS AND FRAMEWORKS FOR BETTER COLLABORATION
HSJCC Committees, Crisis Tables, Situation Tables, Discharge Planning Tables, Mobile Crisis Response Teams, Communities of Practice
INNOVATION AND CREATIVE COMMUNITY RESPONSE
New projects, outside the box thinking, community partner/collaborations, relevant HSJCC work, social navigator projects, restorative justice, COVID 19 response, Lived Experience and Peer Support work
RESILIENCY FOR SERVICE PROVIDERS AND FRONT-LINE WORKERS
Self-care, Loss, Death & Dying, Medical Assistance with Dying (MAiD), Compassion Fatigue/Vicarious Trauma, professional grieving, and restorative justice
All submissions will be evaluated using the following criteria:
- Relevance to the conference theme
- Clarity and coherence of submission
- Relevance and benefit to participants
- Evidence that submission will engage the participants
- Evidence of participant take-away
Acceptance as a presenter:
Presenters must be paid registrants of the conference. Bursaries will be available for presenters with lived experience.
Presenters will be asked to submit an electronic version of their presentation which will be posted on the virtual platform after the conference. In the virtual format, participants have indicated that having handouts and resources to download are much appreciated. Presenters will be provided with a designated time to present by the conference committee.
For further information please contact Sherry Sim, Event Manager at
email@example.com or by phone at 1-866-655-8548.
Abstract Submission Deadline: April 24, 2023