Wednesday at OCA Connects 2020


Schedule Overview

8:00 AM

Registration Opens

New Delegate Reception

10:00 AM
Brunch
11:30 AM
Grand Rendezvous Opening
12:45 PM OCA State of the Union
1:00 PM Opening Keynote - Dr. Deborah Gilboa
2:45 PM
Workshop #1
4:00 PM
Workshop #2
5:00 PM Break
5:30 PM

Dinner and the Honorary Life Member (HLM) Awards

7:00 PM Break
7:30 PM
Innovation Program & Social
10:00 PM

Opening Keynote - 1:00 PM
Dr. Deborah Gilboa

Internationally respected parenting and youth development expert, Deborah Gilboa, MD, is the founder of AskDoctorG.com. Popularly known as Dr. G, she is an industry leading speaker, author, social influencer, and media personality. She inspires audiences with relatable stories and easy tools to develop crucial life skills in children, teens and young adults ages 2-22.

As a television personality, Dr. G gives straightforward advice (with a dose of humour) that helps wade through the stress, doubt, and guilt that ALL parents feel at one time or another. She is a regular on NBC’s TODAY and has appeared on numerous other local and national television talk shows and News programs throughout the U.S, including The Doctors, The Hallmark Channel’s Home and Family, Good Morning America, Fox News, The Rachael Ray Show, Additionally, she regularly contributes to Today.com, Huffington Post Parents, Your Teen magazine, Parents magazine and MSNBC.com.


Workshop #1
2:45-3:45 PM

Presenter Room Title

Session Description

Dr. Deborah Gilboa Butternut/Holly Tough Topics Coming soon!
Maciej Lipinski Maple Employment Standards Changes Coming soon!
Jim Cain CC2 Team Building or Team Bonding - Which one is right for you and your staff? The difference between team building and team bonding are subtle. Learn which one is best for your staff training this year!
Stephen Fine and Tad McIIwraith Evergreen Director Survey of Indigenous-inspired Camp Programs: Many summer camps are steeped in an apparent homage to the Indigenous peoples of North America, but as role models and leaders of youth, a contemporary cultural awareness and reconciliation with these diverse communities must be addressed and entered into. A presentation of findings from the 2019 national camp director's survey administered through  the Canadian Camping Association and the University of Guelph.
Diana Bloom CC1 Leading from the Middle Coming soon!
Stephanie Meades Orchid Drinking Water Training. Course Updates Coming soon!
James Shi
(Our Kids Media)
Primrose All About The Journey - Guide Your Prospective Campers from Discovery to Validation We all are too familiar with the pre-summer rush, where camps fill the screens and airwaves with last-minute ads to fill their spots. Come to this session to learn about tools you can use to increase registration throughout the year, and build a waiting list for your upcoming summer.
Noam Eppel Violet Optimizing Your Web Presence to Optimize your Business Coming soon!

Workshop #2
4:00-5:00 PM

Presenter Room Title Session Description
Dr. Deborah Gilboa Butternut/Holly Leadership Development  Coming soon!
Diana Bloom CC1 Keys to Effective Task Management and Delegation Coming soon!
Jim Cain CC2 Team Work and Team play Coming soon!
Health Care Committee Evergreen  Health Care Round Table Coming soon!
Daniel Girlando Maple Privacy Spam Data Breaches Coming soon!
Thomas Appleyard Orchid Things Look Different from Over Here! Receiving and Benefitting From Feedback Management training often includes skill development in providing coaching and performance feedback. Crucial Confrontations training has become pervasive in workplaces. In this session, management consultant Thomas Appleyard outlines the skills required to be in the other chair. These include listening for, requesting, and responding to feedback of all kinds. These skills also include how to deal with being confronted on our behaviours, and how and when to use the precious gift of an apology in the workplace. Whether you or the people you work with receive feedback from families, staff, managers or boards of directors – this session is for you.
James Shi
(Our Kids Media)
Primrose Evaluating your marketing results - the modern approach to ROI measurement If you’re like most marketers, your marketing approach consists of more than one tool or platform. Whether it’s digital ads, social media, print, or even out-of-home advertising, you’ll need a framework to accurately measure both the direct and indirect return on investment of each platform. In this session, we’ll share best practices for collecting your data, interpreting it, and understanding how to track both direct and indirect results.
Eric Shendelman Violet Canada's Drowning Prevention Plan Updated Drowning is a major cause of death in the world.  On average, Over 370,000 documented cases occur each year. In Canada, there are typically 500 drownings per year and the majority are preventable.  In this session, participants will be updated on world / Canadian drowning prevention plans and how policies and protocols can be added to camps with pools and/or waterfronts. The speaker will also share his experience and presentation at the World Drowning Prevention Conference held in South Africa in October 2019.