Keynotes & Awards Plenary 

Discover a roster of inspiring, insightful keynote and special speakers at our 2020 Convention.



Opening Keynote



Timothy Caulfield

Stop the Internet, I Want to Get Off! Challenging the Spread of Health Misinformation


Wednesday, April 24, 2020

6:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

From fad diets to alternative medicine claims to the latest stem cell research, the average health consumer can get swamped by a sea of information – and misinformation. What can professionals working in health care do to stem the tide?  With humour and facts, health law professor, bestselling author and myth debunker Timothy Caulfield shares the influence of celebrity and popular culture, what the evidence really shows about living a healthy lifestyle (it’s not as complicated as we might think), and how to cut through the noise so we stress less about making good health choices for ourselves and those we care about. Convention-goers will also be treated to a sneak peek of what’s to come in Caulfield’s next book, Relax Dammit! A User’s Guide to the Age of Anxiety. 

Timothy Caulfield is the author of Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?, The Cure for Everything, Fitness and Happiness, and The Vaccination Picture. He is Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy, a professor in the Faculty of Law and the School of Public Health and research director of the Health Law Institute at the University of Alberta. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.

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Special Guest Speaker

Merrilee Fullerton

Minister of Long-Term Care


Awards Plenary


2020 Award Winners and Guest Speakers

A Morning of Inspiration and Insight


Thursday, April 23, 2020

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Join us to celebrate our 2020 award winners. Special guest speakers to be confirmed.

Sponsored by:

Doug Ford

Premier of Ontario


Christine Elliott

Minister of Health


Breakfast Plenary



Trish Tutton

The Mindful Advantage: Work Happier (Not Harder!)


Friday, April 24, 2020

8:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

The world teaches us that working harder, longer and with more stress leads to success and happiness. This is backwards, wearing down employee morale and effectiveness. After her own personal setback, mindfulness expert Trish Tutton realized that workplace stress is unavoidable, but it doesn't have to dictate our lives. Let Trish bring a dose of calm to your busy day as she shares simple evidence-based techniques you and those you work with can use on the job to reduce stress and cultivate happiness, no matter how hectic things get. You'll leave smiling, energized and inspired - ready to take on the important work you do with renewed commitment and positivity.

Trish Tutton is a facilitator, speaker and coach, sharing the practice and benefits of mindfulness with organizations concerned about their employees' well-being. She has spoken on stages across North America and works with private clients, showing them how to lay down their "busy badge of honour," so that they can be more effective, productive and happier at work.


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AdvantAge Ontario Annual General Meeting and Convention
April 22-24, 2020
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123 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario

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