Community Living Upper Ottawa Valley894 Pembroke Street West
Pembroke, Ontario K8A 5P8
Phone: 613-735-0659
Fax: 613-735-1373

From Presence to Citizenship Event

2nd Annual Learning Exchange

Executive Director, Chris Grayson is the chair of the From Presence to Citizenship’s Learning Exchange. This is an annual event that features nationally and internationally recognized speakers and breakout sessions that features leaders (champions) of transformation that share their best practices and success stories from knowledge-transfer.

The group is hosting its second annual Learning Exchange: To a Culture of Inclusion at the Holiday Inn Toronto Airport, February 7-8, 2018


Lynne Seagal will deliver a keynote on supporting people to lead lives they choose and the power of participatory management. This session will cover one organization’s journey of closing all of its group homes and moving to a service where everyone is supported in their own home.

Peter Leidy will also speak on "Creating Momentum: New ways to build relationships and communities." Leidy will use improv comedy to provide take-aways such as: generating more creative ideas, creating and sustaining momentum, deep listening skills, increasing stakeholder engagement and approaching change differently.

David Pitonyak will present on mindfulness and our habitual ways of thinking management. This keynote examines the ways in which we sometimes get trapped in habitual ways of thinking that prevent us from
paying attention to what really matters.

Julie Malette will speak on developing a person-centred culture. Being person-centred with staff and
using person-centred organizational practices in job design, recruitment and selection, supervision and performance planning create a culture of person-centredness that leads to person-centred supports.

Click here for the full schedule.

Space for this event is limited. To register, follow this link.


For more information, or for any questions, contact CLUOV's Carol Ripley.
Phone: 613-735-0659