Caregiving Conference



    Monday June 26, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Open Sky Incubator, 41 Ardelt Place, Kitchener

    Registration starts at 12:15 and the facility is open for networking after the conference.

    Everyone is welcome to meet with event exhibitors before and after the event.


    Expert guests will speak on current trends and needs

    as well as highlight the importance of being a sustainable and thriving business.

    Network with businesses that specialize in health products or programs, technology, assisted living products or services, food items, clothing, therapy treatments, or support services.

    Key Aspects

    • Experts and key influencers from across the Region
    • Develop better products and services to meet current and future needs
    • Learn what you really need to know to run a sustainable business
    • Discover what others are doing in your field
    • Understand where the healthcare industry needs to be in the coming future
    • Network with businesses looking for your products or services

    Businesses who will be Attending

    Nursing, retirement or health facilities

    Health and wellness practitioners

    Businesses helping people provide care to a relative such as childcare, special needs care, or elder care

    Businesses developing or have built a health related technology or product

    Businesses who are interested in purchasing new health products for their company


    Learn how to build a sustainable business. Leave the conference with actionable next steps


    Listen to experts and influencers on what the current and future trends are in the health and caregiving field Understand what is needed and where you need to develop.


    Network with others in complimentary businesses. Find out what they are doing. evaluate your own products/service, and develop your own pitch.

    Showcased Businesses

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    Experts Panelists from Across the Region

    • Coreen Duke-Carroll

      Coreen Duke-Carroll Principal ConsultantDukeCarroll Consulting

      I am an extremely blessed mum of 3 daughters and one amazing hubby! I have a love for international travel, I am studying permaculture, I am an advocate for holistic health & wellness and have personally developed the most through the toughest times in my life. I feel fortunate to be alive, healthy and happy!

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    • Cameron Dearlove

      Cameron Dearlove Executive Director, Bridges to Belonging

      Community developer and leader in the non-profit sector in Waterloo Region.

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    • Jenny Flagler-George

      Jenny Flagler-George Manager, PlanningWaterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network (LHIN)

      Dr. Jenny Flagler-George is a Manager of Planning at the Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network (LHIN). She provides strategic planning support at the LHIN, including informing annual business plan development through an understanding of resident health needs and trends.

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    • Kathy Payette

      Kathy Payette Director, Children's Mental Health Community ServicesLutherwood

      Love life, family and good friends. Passionate about supporting children, youth and families.

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    • Tyrone Matheson

      Tyrone Matheson Chief Strategy OfficerThe Tyrone Matheson Group,

      A neo-generalist that gets an extreme high out of connecting and helping people to achieve their stated objectives.

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    • Debora Ritchie

      Debora Ritchie Creative DirectorTalenUpFront

      I am a connector, communicator, collaborator and community builder. I am passionate about people and places.

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    • Danielle Graham

      Danielle Graham Women in Technology Program Manger Communitech

      Danielle oversees the development, implementation and delivery of the programs sponsored by Google, Deloitte, Thomson Reuters, BDC and FedDev

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    • Eric Johnson

      Eric Johnson President & Chief EnablerGoal Execution Inc.

      As a husband and father of 2 children, Eric is passionate about making a community, and the world at large, a better place. On the business side, he is committed to helping small and medium sized business owners break the chains that are holding them back from achieving excellence in their business.

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    • Emile McLean

      Emile McLean FounderOpen Sky Incubator

      Emile is a proactive marketing strategist and entrepreneur with a highly-praised track record. His core expertise lies in account management, and leading the development and execution of large traditional and digital marketing initiatives.

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    • Tania Del Matto

      Tania Del Matto Director, GreenhouseSt Paul's University College at the University of Waterloo

      Tania mentors and connects social entrepreneurs. She currently serves as the Director of GreenHouse a social impact incubator hosted within St. Paul's University College at the University of Waterloo.

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    Open Sky Incubator Open Sky Incubator is a privately-funded incubator providing the Kitchener-Waterloo region with an ecosystem to help technology businesses and professionals grow. We provide affordable office suites and co-working spaces, and collaborate with top-tier companies to develop a wide range of interactive workshops and events for people who want to learn new things in the world of technology and business.

    • Office Suites
    • Co-working Space
    • Two levels of open co-work space is available for people looking for alternative work and meeting space. Come in, sit at any of the available tables and enjoy complimentary coffee or tea, and free high-speed wifi courtesy of Execulink Telecom.
    • Conference Room
    • Event Space
    • Open Sky Incubator is a unique open-concept space, perfect for facilitating meetups, hackathons, business and personal events. We recommend visiting the facility for a tour to understand how the space can fit your needs.
    • Break-out / Flex Rooms
    • Need access to a basic, no frills rooms? We have rooms available to accommodate a wide range of needs, such as, video production, photoshoots, brainstorming sessions, and temporary storage space.

    A unique and exciting experience that will challenge you.

    Businesses, Organizations, & People Coming Together to Discuss and Create Solutions for Local Health Issues.