CHNC 2023

Conference Dates

Mark your calendars! CHNC 2023 will take place virtually on April 20-21st over two half-days.


Early bird registration opened on January 5, 2023. 

Conference Theme

The theme of our third annual conference is Achieving Integrated Care through Healthcare Navigation.

Many Canadians face complex and fragmented systems when seeking and participating in care for their health concerns. Integrated care is crucially important in providing a coordinated approach to care planning, facilitating coordination across care providers, and providing client-centered support that incorporates family and caregivers in the care plan. Integrated care can be achieved through quality healthcare navigation.

CHNC 2023 will provide a forum to share and discuss how navigation can support the integration of care through the lens of research, practice, education, and administration.

Conference presentations may touch on innovative collaborations and partnerships between navigation programs and their local communities, how navigators can advocate for their clients to ensure the integration and coordination of care plans, the role of navigation in integrated care systems and mechanisms, and outcomes of projects and initiatives evaluating the role of navigation in integrating care for various target populations. By driving integrated care, healthcare navigation has the potential to mitigate inequalities in access, outcomes, and experiences; enhance system efficiencies; and improve health and healthcare outcomes for Canadians.

Keynote Speaker – April 20, 2023

Tracey Addison is a Parent Advocate with Lived Experience with the Family Navigation Project (FNP) at Sunnybrook. Tracey provides emotional support for parents and caregivers from a lived experience perspective.

She recently completed a fellowship in Transformational Leadership at the Lived Experience Leadership Academy through CAMH and Yale University. Tracey is a member of the Ontario Family Caregivers Advisory Network and Peer Support Canada. In addition, she has completed the PeerWorks Peer Support Core Essentials Program.

Prior to joining FNP, Tracey spent 25 years in education working with families as a teacher, vice-principal and principal, recognizing that 1 in 5 students struggle with mental health and addiction issues.

Through her lived experience, Tracey brings an understanding of the impact of mental health and addiction on the family, treatment options, advocacy, and the importance of self-care.

Keynote Speaker – April 21, 2023

Dr. Onil Bhattacharyya MD, PhD is the Frigon Blau Chair in Family Medicine Research at Women’s College Hospital, and director of the Institute for Health Systems Solutions and Virtual Care. He is the lead for the Centre for Digital Health Evaluation funded by the Ministry of Health of Ontario.

He practices family medicine and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Bhattacharyya is national co-chair of the Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovation Network and has been a Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy at the Commonwealth Fund in New York City and a Takemi Fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Conference Agenda

Please note that this agenda is subject to change leading up to the conference.

  • To view the full schedule for CHNC 2023, click here.

Presentation Abstracts CHNC 2023

Our Conference Platform

CHNC 2023 takes place virtually, using the Whova platform.

If you are attending, we recommend downloading the app on a mobile device at least one week prior to the event. This will give you time to browse the agenda, engage in community board discussions, and become familiar with the online platform.