There was 150 information/display tables to see/visit.

For me the day started with a 8 a.m. networking breakfast. I sat with the Johnson insurance folks who were one of the largest sponsors of this event who knew nothing about kinship! Cangrands at family expo
After hearing about kinship in Canada we interested in partnering with us to offer all of you a special CANGRANDS package …so I shall be meeting with them to discuss their future.

The opening speaker, a doctor who spoke on family caregiver stress has done 25 years of senior care however EVERYTHING she said could have applied to kinship caregivers!

Next I set up the CANGRANDS display table then I started to network with the other vendors. I walked around and gave all the vendors our ‘sponsorship’ package and many were interested in donating ‘something’ for our annual conference gift bags or more!

They were running behind on the speakers and they had some confusion so I never did do the ‘stage talk’ that I had prepared fro 1 -2. I stayed on my feet (on a cement floor) at our table until 2 p.m. when I got a salad and headed into a meeting where a rep from the minister office of senior services was speaking on employment benefits. This meant leaving the table unattended however I know being at that meeting was very important for us. I got tons of good points in about kinship caregivers and the lack of understanding from our ’employers’ and will be invited to the next meeting as well.

Back at the table by 3 and talked to to more folks which lead to two more speaking engagements. A lady from one of the largest 7 day Adventist churches who just happens to book in guest speakers for the ladies group. After we talked she wants to me to present on kinship and they want to ‘adopt’ a kinship family in Toronto to help out!

Then a lady who has a seniors women group wants me to come to present as they did a huge fundraiser for the grannies in Africa. She was shocked to learn there are 20,000 grandmas in Ontario! (She believes we should take care of our own first!)

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