Striving for Inclusive Justice: Reflecting on the past and acting for the future
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 the past 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.
The need to create inclusive spaces for all vulnerable populations is an important factor to consider in creating equitable human services and justice sectors in Ontario. To address this issue, service providers are consistently working to incorporate inclusion, anti-racism, diversity and equity in their day-to-day work.
Striving for Inclusive Justice: Reflecting on the past and acting for the future seeks to go beyond policy discussions to concrete and innovative actions to improve the experiences of vulnerable populations involved in the human services and justice sectors.
Substance use and behavioural dependencies, mental health, brain injuries,
fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, developmental disabilities, dual diagnosis,
and concurrent disorders.
Physical disability populations, older
adults (Dementia), youth, Black, Indigenous, and Racialized
Commujniites, 2SLGBTQ+, and people of marginalized genders.
Models and Frameworks for Better Collaboration:
HSJCC Committees, Crisis Tables, Situation Tables, Discharge
Planning Tables, Mobile Crisis Response Teams and Communities of
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: Self-care, loss, Medical Assistance with Dying, Compassion Fatigue/Vicarious Trauma, professional grieving and restorative justice.
Abstract Submission Deadline:
May 15, 2023
Please provide names of presenter(s) as you would like them to appear in the conference program.
The Presenter may submit multiple abstracts for the conference, please submit each abstract separately.
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 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.
Presenters will be provided with a designated time to present by the
For further information, please contact Sherry Sim, Event Manager at
by phone: 1-866-655-8548.