A conference aimed at individuals with hoarding difficulties, their loved ones, and service providers to share emerging knowledge.


McLaughlin Auditorium (E–Wing, Ground Floor)

Friday June 1, 2018

8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Help for Tenants Who Hoard: Balancing Rights and Safety

This educational forum is for community legal workers, housing workers and community health workers to help them better understand the complexities of hoarding situations.

Date: February 15, 2011

Client: West Park Healthcare Centre: Seniors Mental Health Service

Speakers: Anne Marie Malek, President & CEO West Park Healthcare Centre Bob Parke, Bioethicist
Dr. Peggy Richter, Psychiatrist
Catherine Chater, Occupational Therapist
Dennis Bailey, Lawyer
Anita Barnes, Community Legal Worker
Barbara Hall, Chief Commissioner

Location: West Park Healthcare Centre, Toronto, Ontario


Hoarding: New Approaches to Community Management

  •  Learn the latest on supportive intervention strategies
  •  Discover how a partnership with property managers, service providers, and clients led to successful outcomes in Boston with Jessie Edsell-Vetter, Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership 
  •  Learn new skills in assessment, readiness and clutter support
  •  Gain more insight on animal hoarding

Date: October 20, 2016

Client: VHA Home HealthCare, City of Toronto & Sunnybrook: Frederick W. Thompson Anxiety Disorders Centre

Speakers: Alda Melo, Occupational Therapist

Dr. Peggy Richter, Head, Frederick W. Thompson

Jesse Edsell-Vetter, Hoarding Intervention Coordinator

Dr. Linda Jacobson, DVM , Deputy Director of Shelter Medicine, Toronto Humane Society

Cheryl Perera, Director of New Ventures & Community Programs, VHA Home HealthCare

Location: Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre


Help With Hoarding Webinar

Help! My Family Member Hoards

This presentation will help you to: 

 Understand your emotional  Effectively respond to resistance
trigger and limits  Create a plan that reduces harm
 Set realistic goals  Tap into community resources

Date: June 16, 2016

Client: VHA Home HealthCare

Speakers: Alda Melo, Occupational Therapist and Trudy Huet, Certified Counsellor, Toronto Hoarding Support Services Network Facilitator, VHA Home HealthCare

Location: Webinar

Flier French version webinar June 16 2016