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Expo 2016


Where and when:

  • Calgary EXPO
    Thursday, April 21, 2016 (12 noon – 8:00 PM)
  • Edmonton EXPO
    Friday, May 6, 2016 (12 noon – 8:00 PM)
  • More info

The EXPO will:

  • Promote independent living and will bring consumers, service providers, health care professionals, manufacturers/retailers and others together
  • Showcase services, learning opportunities, and technologies to support those with special needs, care requirements/chronic conditions, and their families and caregivers
  • Offer the latest thinking, strategies, technologies and solutions to support independent living
  • Provide opportunity for those seeking information about continuing care and community living options to mingle and share views with those who have information on the latest practices, perspectives and technologies
  • More info


Topics and themes:

The program will cover the latest issues in:

  • Assistive technology
  • Groups that may have particular needs,
    e.g. Spinal cord injury, children with Autism
  • Caregiving and caregiver support
  • Living with care at home
  • Technology innovations
  • Transition planning
  • Falls prevention
  • Caregiving
  • Recreation and travel
  • Designated living options
  • Transportation
  • Transitions in care
  • Mobility/transfers
  • Incontinence
  • Home adaptations
  • Pediatric care
  • Dementia care
  • Care advice via video and telephone


Who Should Attend:

Anyone who has an interest in continuing care and independent living, including:

  • Parents/families with children with special needs
  • People whose aging parents need services and supports to live in the community
  • Older adults who are planning for their future and hope to live independently
  • Providers of continuing care, community living options and related options


  • Organizations and agencies offering possibilities, solutions, technologies and opportunities to support people to remain independent in their homes and communities


  • EXPO partners include Alberta Health Services, Covenant Health and community, academic and technology collaborators
    AHS and Covenant logos

Sponsors and Supporters:

We gratefully acknowledge the outstanding generosity of the many sponsors and supporters of EXPO 2016.

Edmonton EXPO will proceed as planned

Edmonton EXPO will proceed as planned on Friday, May 6, despite being located alongside the Fort McMurray reception centre.



Overview & Program

Full Program - Calgary - exhibitors and presentations

Full Program - Edmonton - exhibitors and presentations

Program overview and details