Welcome to the 2018 InformOntario  

Education and Networking Symposium Information & Registration Site

Collaboration: Together We Inform

Thursday, May 24 & Friday, May 25, 2018

Sheridan Residence & Conference Centre
1400 Trafalgar Road
Oakville, ON 


Sheridan’s new Conference Centre at the Oakville Trafalgar Campus is a dynamic, 7,000 square-foot event space.
All suites include 2 bedrooms (each with a double bed), a shared bathroom and small kitchen. Linens and towels provided. FREE parking.

The room fees are:

  • single occupancy for full suite - $120 per night
  • double occupancy (2 people in suite) - $70 per night

AIRS Exam for CIRS/CRS Practitioners

See details for sitting the exam on Wed, May 23rd.


Summary program as of April 23/18 --- link here

Full program will be part of attendees registration kit

  • Indigenous Welcome - Land Recognition and Knowledge Exchange by local knowledge keeper Stephen Paquette, on Friday Mino Ode Kwewak N'Gamowak (Good Hearted Women Drumming Circle)  
  • Keynote presentation by Stephen Davies, Managing Director, Transformation by Design: Collaboration: We’ve got to get this thing right!
  • French-language services
  • Creating a business continuity plan that everyone can buy into
  • Light, Bright & Tight 2.0 -- creating dynamic descriptions about your community organizations
  • Software information and discussions with iCarole and with CIOC
  • Merging of services to create Healthlink BC 


THURSDAY EVENING PRESENTATION (separate, ticketed event)

Harbour Banquet & Conference Centre – Bronte Room #3
2340 Ontario Street, Oakville

The separate fee of $45.00 includes three course meal, jazz learning session on collaboration, and transportation to and from the conference centre. Oakville Transit Bus will leave Sheridan College Conference Center at 6:00 PM and bring you back to the conference centre at 10:30PM (15-20 minute ride).

Evening activity Jazz & Collaboration: Informing Together! Every jazz performance is an act of reimagining where jazz musicians take something familiar and, by way of an improvised, “I-never-thought-of-it-that-way-before” conversation, transform it into something new. Getting in the Groove experience combines jazz performance and facilitated conversation that aim to provide learning at three levels:

  1. The Magic — What’s going on when musicians are picking notes out of thin air?
  2. The Knowledge — What is it that jazz musicians know that makes that possible?
  3. The Learning — What are the implications of what jazz knows for other kinds of collaborative action in our organizations and communities

A performance by world-class teaching, recording, and touring jazz musicians serves as the experiential ground for the program and a basis for an exploration of the conditions needed for creative, transformational conversations.


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.






2018 Symposium Information and Site Details

--- download document here.


Please forward all Symposium-related questions to - Subject Line: Question about Symposium



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Benefactor Sponsor -- InformCanada

Local Host Sponsors

Oakville Public Library and Halton Information Providers (HIP)

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Halton Regional Police

Special thanks to:

Good Hearted Women Drumming Circle - Mino Ode Kwewak N'Gamowak


Mississauga's of the Credit First Nation

InformOntario acknowledges that we are gathering on land that has been inhabited by Indigenous peoples from the beginning. We are grateful for the opportunity to meet here and thank the generations of people who have taken care of this land for thousands of years. In particular, we acknowledge the traditional territory of the Mississauga’s of the Credit First Nation - Anishanbek, Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee (Iroquois), Ojibwa/Chippewa peoples.