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Call for Proposals--Rainbow Health Ontario 2016 Conference

Deadline May 31, 2015

Rainbow Health Ontario is seeking proposals for the RHO 2016 Conference: Because LGBTQ Health Matters.

London, Ontario
March 9-11, 2016

Conference Theme and Key Issues

The biennial Rainbow Health Ontario Conference is the only conference in Canada focused on the health and wellness of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transand queer (LGBTQ) communities.

Why does LGBTQ health matter?

Because LGBTQ people deserve greater visibility and attention within our health care system; because some of our health issues are different;and because providers with knowledge and skills deliver better care.

The conference will have the following streams:

  • Clinical practice
  • Counselling and therapy
  • Community support and development
  • Professional education and training
  • Research
  • Public policy, activism and human rights
  • Organizational change
  • Skills building

This conference will include workshops in French and all plenary sessions will feature simultaneous translation.

Thursday March 10th will be “Clinical Highlights Day” with plenary speakers, practice innovations and research soundbytes designed for physicians, nurses, psychotherapists, and other clinicians. There will also be general interest, non-clinical content available.

RHO Conference Submission Information

Proposals from health and social service professionals, organizations, community activists, policy makers and researchers are encouraged. Submissions should consider the diversity of LGBTQ communities in Ontario and address the intersections of identity where possible.  Proposals will be accepted and may be delivered in either French or English.

Call Deadline

All submissions must be received no later than Sunday, May 31st, 2015, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

Submissions must be made online at