Welcome to the 2019 InformOntario  

Education and Networking Symposium Information & Registration Site






Thursday, May 23 & Friday, May 24, 2019

Best Western Plus Mariposa Inn & Conference Centre
400 Memorial Drive
Orillia, ON 

PRESENTING SPONSOR Information Network

Supporter Sponsor - 211 Ontario

 211 Ontario



Friends of Information and Referral Sponsor -- InformCanada


NOTE: Accommodation fees are INCLUDED within the registration package. InformOntario will book your rooms during the Symposium.

The Mariposa Inn includes a fitness centre, indoor pool and conference facilities. All rooms include 2 queen beds, and a shared bathroom. Linens and towels provided. FREE parking.

The room fees are:

      • single occupancy for full suite - $125 per night
      • double occupancy (2 people in suite) - $70 per night

NOTE: accommodations on the night of May 24th (once Symposium is done) will be charged at hotel's regular nightly rate.

AIRS Exam for CIRS/CRS Practitioners

See details for sitting the exam on Wed, May 22nd.


Summary program now available -- link here

Full program will be part of attendees registration kit

        • Keynote speaker - Susan Scott, Lakehead University (Orillia campus)
        • Are your resources "newcomer-friendly?" How can community resources be best navigated by newcomers unfamiliar with our systems
        • Data ownership and copyright issues -- an update on protecting your resources
        • French-language services workshop
        • Tools and resources to bring I&R Day 2019 to your community
        • How to build sustainability in these uncertain times
        • Situation Table: how organizations in Orillia are working together to support clients
        • Navigating the I&R Communications Jungle --- Do you know YOUR communication style?
        • Be part of the feedback process for the new Indigenous Peoples section of the AIRS manual, currently in progress by a working group through Halton Information Providers and Findhelp Information Services

THURSDAY EVENING EVENT (separate, ticketed event of $30 per person)

Casino Rama, 
5899 Rama Rd, Orillia

 Buffet dinner followed by Evening Presentation: Telling Your Story

Susan Charters and Robert Graham, Storytelling Orillia

 All storytelling builds trust and empathy in a community. Bob has his own repertoire of stories based on memories of a native man who was important to him when he was young. Susan tells a variety of stories, including family history and folk tales.

Our services also have stories to tell --- learn more how to use Storytelling skills to have your message reach your community.

Attendees must provide OWN transportation to the casino (car pool, etc).


For InformOntario members

        • full 2 day conference - $250
        • Thursday only - $150
        • Friday only - $125

For NON-InformOntario members

        • full 2 day conference - $370
        • Thursday only - $230
        • Friday only - $200


Any requests for refunds are dealt with on an individual basis via IO refund policy.


Registration is now closed.