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Affiliate events are listed in blue.

Aug. 8-10, 2018  Exhibitor, International Federation of Ageing 14th Global Conference, Toronto, ON

April 25-27, 2018 Performer, Exhibitor, Canadian Spiritual Care Association conference, Huntsville, ON (Deerhurst)

April 9-11, 2018 Exhibitor, Together We Care convention and trade show, Toronto, ON

March 28, 2018, Speaker, George Brown College, activation co-ordinator/gerontology students, Toronto, ON

March 5-6, 2018 Exhibitor, Walk with Me, Niagara Falls, ON

Feb. 14, 2018 Speaker, University of Toronto Scarborough Campus, Exploring Community Music course, Toronto, ON

Nov 26, 2017  Speaker, VON Durham, volunteer event, Ajax, ON

Nov 20/21, 2017 Educator, Music Care Training Level 1, Nottingham, UK

Nov 16/17, 2017 Educator, Music Care Training Level 1, Nottingham, UK

Nov 16, 2017  Workshop Presenter, Amica Mature Lifestyles Inc., Alliston, ON

Nov. 6, 2017  Music Care Conference, Edmonton, AB

Oct. 21, 2017 Workshop Presenter, Ontario Long Term Care Clinicians (OLTCC) conference, Toronto

Oct 19, 2017  Poster Presentation, Canadian Network for Arts & Learning, Ottawa

Sept. 20-22, 2017  Exhibitor, Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Conference, Ottawa, ON

Sept. 17-19, 2017  Exhibitor, 5th annual International Public Health and Palliative Care Conference, Ottawa, ON

June 15, 2017 Speaker, City of Toronto Long-Term Care volunteer dinner, Toronto, ON

May 24, 2017  Presenter/Performer Village of Taunton Mills, Whitby, ON

May 18, 2017  Speaker 1/2 day workshop OANHSS recreation staff, Hamilton, ON

May 9, 2017   Keynote Speaker Long Term and Continuing Care Association of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB

May 5, 2017  Voices that Care - Room 217 Benefit Concert, Toronto, ON

Apr 23-25, 2017 Exhibitor  Hospice Palliative Care Ontario conference, Richmond Hill, ON

April 5 and 6, 2017 Exclusive Music Care Training, Shepherd’s Care Foundation, Edmonton, AB

March 28 and 29, 2017 Exclusive Music Care Training, North West LHIN Regional Palliative Care Program, Thunder Bay, ON            

March 22-23, 2017  Exhibitor, Alberta Seniors Communities and Housing Association (ASCHA) conference, Edmonton, AB

March 9, 2017  Delegate  First International Research Conference on the Arts and Dementia: Theory, Methodology and Evidence, London, England

Feb. 1, 2017, Speaker George Brown College, Waterfront Campus, Toronto, ON

Jan. 21, 2017 Speaker Befriending Death, MCEC Pastors, Chaplains and Congregational Leaders Seminar, Baden, ON

Jan 18, 2017  Performer  Baycrest Hospital, Toronto, ON  7-8pm

Jan. 12, 2017 Speaker, Durham West Probus Club, Ajax, ON

Nov 24/25, 2016  Exhibitor This is LTC 2016 Ontario Long Term Care Assoc. Conference, Toronto, ON

Nov. 14, 2016 Exhibitor Older Adult Centres Association of Ontario conference, Niagara Falls, ON

Nov 12, 2016  Room 217 Foundation presents Music Care Conference, Toronto, ON

Nov 8, 2016  Speaker  Hospital Auxiliaries Association of Ontario

Oct 28, 2016  Exhibitor  Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario conference, Toronto, ON

Oct 20, 2016  Speaker and Exhibitor, Personal Support Network of Ontario Conference, Markham, ON

Oct 18, 2016 Exhibitor Ontario Community Support Association Conference, Markham, ON

Oct 17/18, 2016  Exhibitor  AHCA/NCAL 67th Annual Conference, Nashville, TN

Oct 12, 2016  Guest Speaker  U of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine

Sept 30, 2016  Workshop presenter Age-Friendly Durham Community Forum, Ajax, ON

Sept 28, 2016  Performer Baycrest Hospital, Toronto, ON 7-8 pm

Sept 26, 2016 Speaker,  Introduction to Music Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

Sept. 22, 2016 Exhibitor Community Living Ontario annual conference, Richmond Hill, ON

Sept 21, 2106 Speaker, Private Event

Sept 20, 2016  Keynote Speaker, Newcastles of the World Conference, Newcastle, ON

July 24-26, 2016  Exhibitor Alzheimer's Association International Conference, Toronto, ON

June 10, 2016 Featured speaker  Singing the Change Conference, Guelph, ON

June 6, 2016  Presenter  Family Councils Ontario Family Council Week celebration

June 3, 2016  Room 217 Foundation presents Music Care Conference Fredericton, NB

May 27/28, 2016  Exhibitor, Canadian Association of Music Therapy, Kitchener, ON

May 9-11, 2016  Exhibitor  Long Term Care Association Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB

May 6, 2016  Exhibitor  Caregiver Show  Toronto, ON

May 5, 2016 Presenter Hub Hospice Palliative Care, Almonte, ON

May 3, 2016  Poster Presenter - Sound of Science, Music Medicine, Toronto, ON

April 17-19, 2016  Exhibitor /Sponsor  Putting the Pieces Together, Hospice Palliative Care Ontario, Richmond Hill, ON

April 11-13, 2016  Exhibitor  Caring for the Human Spirit Conference, Healthcare Chaplaincy Network, San Diego, CA

April 5-6, 2016  Exhibitor  OLTCA Together We Care, Toronto, ON

Mar 30, 2016 Performer  Princess Margaret Hospital Atrium Concert, Toronto, ON  12:00 pm

Mar 26, 2016  Voices that Care Benefit Concert, Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto, ON  RESERVED SEATING  visit to purchase tickets

Mar 10-11, 2016  Presenter  Walk With Me, Changing the Culture of Aging in Canada, Edmonton, AB

Mar 1-2, 2016  Presenter  Ontario Shores Mental Health Sciences, 5th Annual Mental Health Research Conference, Whitby, ON

Feb 28, 2016  Speaker  George Brown College

Feb 10, 2016  Speaker  Music, Memory and Meaning, Immanuel Baptist Church, Toronto, ON

Jan 28, 2016  Speaker  Using Music in Memory Care, MAREP Awareness event, Waterloo, ON

Jan 13, 2016  Speaker  Shobrook Gardens, Uxbridge, ON  Music, Memory and Meaning 7-8 pm