The conference connects professionals involved in risk management, in health care, in Canada for networking and education.

Who should attend?

Health care administrators with job titles related to Risk, Quality and Patient Safety, Nursing, Operations, Compliance, Finance, Corporate Planning and Performance, In-house Council. This conference is also relevant to Hospital Board Members, Health Law Practitioners, and Health Care Insurance Professionals.

Sessions at a glance2
Proposed Key Sessons
  • Sessions on starting and sustaining an Integrated Risk Management (IRM) program
  • Sessions on Engagement and Reporting at different levels of the organizations the Front-Line to C Suite and Board Members
  • An Emergency/Disaster Preparedness and Business Continuity Stream
  • A Cyber Security Stream
  • Submit your own ideas for a session or speaker at info@sparkconferences.com

Attend, network with peers, and improve your organization’s ability to manage risks.



Call for Speakers

This is your opportunity to share your knowledge and experience with other Risk Managers in Health Care Industry. The conference sessions are 45 minutes in length and should include at least 15 minutes of audience participation in the form of questions and answers.

The proposals of interest will be focused on:

  • How your organization manages an IRM program (best practices, lessons learned, stories from the field and overcoming challenges)
  • IRM Integration  (the exercise of integrating all Risk Management activities into the IRM; IRM Frameworks)
  • 2019 Risk Management Issues: Emergency Preparedness, Cybersecurity, Data Privacy, Care-related Risks
  • IRM Governance (Engagement and Reporting at all levels of Organization)
  • Evaluating a Mature IRM

Past conference agenda are posted on the website (see the Main Menu – under AGENDA)

In order to manage these proposals as efficiently as possible, please use the form below and someone will contact you shortly after.

Presenters receive a free registration to the conference.
Deadline for submissions extended to May 12, 2019.

If you have any questions or require additional information, please don’t hesitate to call or e-mail.

We look forward to receiving your submissions!

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Save $74 PER TICKET when you get two other people (not necessarily from the same organization) to register with you at the same time (see Group of Three tickets).
For larger groups, please contact Sales at info@sparkconferences.com.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Two coffee breaks
  • Reception drinks
  • Access to all presentations in electronic format
Groups of Three
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Two coffee breaks
  • Reception drinks
  • Access to all presentations in electronic format

2018 Speakers

Meet the speakers

Megan Evans

Vice President and Chief Legal & Risk Officer
The Hospital for Sick Children

Conference Co-Chair

Rania Shuggi

Director Risk
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Conference Co-Chair

Jignesh Padia

Enterprise Risk Management, Quality Improvement (Lean, Six Sigma) and Change Management Expert

Workshop Facilitator

Nora Constas

MRC Health Care Practice Leader
Marsh Risk Consulting (MRC)

Workshop Facilitator

Debbie Perry

Risk Management Consultant
Eastern Health, Newfoundland

Christine Perestrelo

Senior Project Manager, Education Office
Trillium Health Partners

Rob Burgess

Senior Director, Prehospital Medicine
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Claudia Cocco

Emergency Preparedness Lead, Toronto Central LHIN
Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Dragica Grbavac

Managing Director
Uvidi Management Group

Andrea Cassano-Piché

Human Factors Engineer

Lori Borovoy

Senior Risk Management Specialist

Lois Hales

Senior Risk Management Specialist

Shawn Sutton

CFO & Chief Risk Officer
Accreditation Canada

Colleen Petersen

Risk & Insurance Consultant

    Christian Paquette


    Christopher Sorfleet

    Director, Quality, Patient Safety & Risk Management
    Bruyère Continuing Care

      Jordan Willcox

      Senior Risk Advisor
      University Health Network

      Conference Ticket Giveaway

      Enter anytime. Winners will be selected at the end of May, June, and July 2019 from all entries received throughout the year. 
      See our full terms and conditions for more details.

      May 2018 Winner: Jacquie Logan-Stephens, Manager of Quality & Accreditation and Chief Privacy Officer, Erie St. Clair Local Health Integration Network
      June 2018 Winner: Lisa Alcia, Executive in Residence, Hospital for Sick Kids
      July 2018 Winner: Nicole Kucan, RRT/RAC Co-ordinator, Alexandra Marine and General Hospital


      What our past delegates have said

      Excellent conference. Topics were current and relevant to the everyday risk management role/life.
      Caroline SmithNiagara Health System
      Excellent sessions on risk and accountabilities in health care.
      Pat MorkaManitoulin Health Centre
      A very well organized information session.
      Shabbir KapasiOrnge

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