Provincial HSJCC 2021 Conference Call for Abstracts
November 16 and 17 2021

The Provincial HSJCC Conference Planning Committee invites you to submit an abstract for presentation at the 2021 Virtual Conference “Community Justice: Transforming Practices in a New World” taking place on November 16 and 17, 2021.

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 400 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 across Ontario 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.

Community Justice: Transforming Practices in a New World

As we emerge from a global crisis into a changed landscape, many communities have found themselves facing new and complex challenges. Service providers in the human services and justice sectors have had to work together to adapt their approaches and develop new practices that will meet the needs of vulnerable clients. Community Justice: Transforming Practices in a New World seeks to explore the innovative approaches, unique collaborations and emerging structures that will build resilient communities for years to come.


  •  Complex Needs: Addictions, Mental Health, ABI, FASD, Developmental Disabilities, Dual Diagnosis, Concurrent Disorders
  •  Forensic
  •  Specialized Populations: Physical Disability Populations, Seniors (Dementia), Youth, LGBTQ2S, Indigenous People, Racialized Communities
  •  Models and Frameworks for Better Collaboration: HSJCC Committees, Crisis Tables, Situation Tables, Mobile Crisis Response Teams, Communities of Practice
  •  Innovation and Creative Community Response: New projects, outside the box, unusual community partner/collaborations, relevant HSJCC work, collaborative initiatives, social navigator projects, restorative justice, COVID 19 response, Peer Support initiatives
  •  Resiliency for Service Providers and Front-Line Workers: Self-care, Loss, Death & Dying, Medical Assistance with Dying (MAiD)Compassion Fatigue/Vicarious Trauma, the Ones that Got Away, Professional Grieving and Restorative Justice

    Abstract Submission Deadline: May 10th, 2021
    Results Notification: June 1st, 2021

    For further information please contact Sherry Sim, Event Manager at or by phone at 1-866-655-8548.

Conference Streams
Please choose the theme that relates to your submission

About You

Please provide names of presenter(s) as you would like them to appear in the conference program.

Presenter Name:
Contact Information (Street, Town, Province, Postal Code):
Contact Phone (office and cell):
Contact Email:

Presentation Format

Please identify your presentation format

Your Submission

The Presenter may submit multiple abstracts for the conference, please submit each abstract separately.

Title of your Presentation (10 words or less)

Description of your presentation (150 words or less)

How does your submission relate to the conference title and stream?

Please provide a summary of your presentation as it will appear on the virtual platform (50 words - i.e. sales pitch/description of the presentation)

Describe how the participant will be engaged (i.e. Q&A, polling, whiteboard, chat, etc.)

What will participants take away from your presentation? (i.e. what will they learn or share with their organization as an idea/new approach/system)

Your Biography and Abstract

Please provide a short biography of each presenter (50-60 words or less)

Presenter 2 Bio:

Presenter 3 Bio:

Presenter 4 Bio:


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


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.