BOLD IDEAS: Exploring research, elevating practice, influencing policy

A number of our 2017 Conference presenters have generously made their presentations available and these have now been uploaded to our website. Where presentations are available, you will find links to presentation files below under their relevant sections.


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Governance Pre-Conference

Keynote Address:

Ian Brunskill – Consulting Partner, MNP: "How Boards in teh Child and Youth Sector can Cultivate Learning Through Strategy "



Legal Overview for Board Members

Risk Management

Generative Governance

Boards as Advocates pts 1&2

Quality Management

Health Equity Impact Assessment Tools


Conference Keynote Addresses

Dr. Joshua Tepper – President and CEO of Health Quality Ontario: "Better Quality Care: Let's Be Bold"

Dr. Charlotte Waddell – Canada Research Chair in Children’s Health Policy, Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University and Director of Children’s Health Policy: "Early inetrvention: Exploring a Bold New Idea"

Dr. Marla B. Sokolowski – University Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto: "Gene Environment Interplay: Biological Embedding of Experience"

Dr. Jean Clinton – Clinical Professor McMaster University, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences: "The Teenage Brain Under Construction"


Monday Morning Sessions

MA2 – The Intersection of FASD and Infant Mental Health: Applying a Trauma-Informed Lens for Children in the Welfare System

MA4 – Peer on Peer Violence: Increasing Understanding to Enhance Intervention

MA5 – Digital Strategy to Support Clinical Practice Excellence

MA6 – Implementation of a Clinical Navigation: Holding and Supporting Families Through Their Service Journeys

MA7 – STEP in the Right Directions: Support, Treatment and Education for Preschoolers Residing in a Women’s Shelter


Monday Afternoon Sessions

MP1 &MP9 – Beyond Collaboration – Consortiums and Mergers as New Models to Achieve Higher Impact and Coherence in Human Services (Part 1)

MP2 – The Profound Impact of Trauma and early Childhood Experiences on Developmental Outcomes in the Young Parent and Child Dyad

MP3 – Mapping Community Infant and Early Mental Health Services in Ontario

MP4 – Beyond List-Giving: Exploring the Need for Youth and Family Mental Health and Addiction Navigation Services in Ontario and How it Can be Done.

MP5 – The Road Ahead: Developing an Ideal Future State of Youth Mental Health and Addictions

MP6 – Factors that Best Identify Risk to Re-Engage in Aggressive Behaviours and the Best Support Treatment Interventions

MP7 – Surveillance Indicator Frameworks: Looking at Positive Mental; Health and Suicide

MP10 – Intensive Family Services: Working Towards Empowering Parents to Reclaim Their Families

MP11 – Innovative and Adaptive Leadership Strategies to Manage Competing Ministry Directives and Continuous Funding Restraints

MP12 – A Multidisciplinary Approach to Embedding the Science of Infant and Early Mental Health

MP13 – Not a Unicorn: Bold and Innovative Programming for LGBTQ+ Children, Youth and Their Families

MP14 – Helping Kids Manage Stress: One School Board’s Experience in Building Resiliency Across a School District

MP15 – Let Our Voices Be Heard – New Path Evaluation Findings

MP16 – Aboriginal Children’s Health and Well-Being Measure: Innovative Practices for Individualized Clinical Assessment and Intervention, Locally-Based Community Research and Evidence-Based Community Programming, and Opportunities for Influencing Policy


Tuesday Morning Sessions

TA2 – Helping the Baby Walk-In: Including Infant and Caregiver Mental Health in Our Walk-In Settings

TA3 – Research Methods Designed for Residential Treatment Contexts: Ethnographic Elements of Mixed Method Approaches

TA4 – Workload Overload: The Development and Implementation of a Workload Review Process that Mitigates Risk Using Collaborative Resolutions

TA5 – Supporting Children and Youth with Developmental Trauma: Assessing Commonly Presenting Symptoms and Identifying Optimal Interventions

TA6 – The Dragon’s Den Challenge: Demonstrating the Effectiveness of Youth Treatment 

TA7 – Equipping Parents to Support Youth Who Self-Injure: Essentials and Recommendations

TA8 – Promoting Mental Health and Well-Being in Schools: Elevating Practice and Influencing Policy Through Research


Tuesday Afternoon Sessions

TP1 – Introducing the Scoring Tool for Assessing Residential Treatment (START):  Measuring Critical Success Factors in Mental Health Residential Treatment for Children and Youth

TP3 – By Youth, For Youth: Principles, Tools and Strategies for Engaging Young People

TP4 – Primary Care and Mental Health Addictions in Ontario

TP5 – Adolescent Distress and Safety – A New Approach in the Emergency Department

TP6 – Innovative Ways of Supporting Young Victims of Human Trafficking

TP7 – Implementing the Choice and Partnership Approach: How and Innovative Service Delivery Model is Transforming the Delivery of Child and Youth Mental Health Care in Ottawa

TP9 – Transforming Our System of Care: The Here 24/7 Experience

TP11 – A Clinical Research Project Evaluating a Newly Structured, 4-Session Treatment Intervention for Anxiety Through a Multi-Site Clinical Trial

TP12 – Striving for Clinical Excellence: The Use of Data in Supervision

TP13 – Addressing Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH) Through Collective Impact in Ottawa

TP14 – Co-Designing Prototypes for Improving Transitions from Youth to Adult Mental Health Services in Ontario: Integrating Implementation Science with Experience-Based Co-Design Methods

TP15 – Transformation Through Standardization and Collaboration: A Model for Continuous Quality Improvement of Services

TP16: Porquoi Pas? French Language Child and Youth Mental Health Services in Ontario


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