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Announcement regarding OARTY's Conference in light of the COVID-19 Pandemic 

It is a difficult and constantly evolving situation we all find ourselves in as we grapple with the impact of the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to cancel the June conference and will be offering a revised conference program virtually in the Fall. Full details will be provided soon.


We hope you will join us June 3-5, 2020 at the Kingbridge Centre and Hotel in King City (just north of Toronto) for: 

OARTY’s key educational event, the Annual Conference is held each year at the beginning of June over a three day period (Wednesday through to Friday). Geared to the child welfare and residential care sectors, the event sees over 100 individuals attend to share knowledge, connect and find opportunities to create better futures for Ontario’s children, youth and young adults.

  • Professional development and education
  • Trade Show
  • Many Social and Networking Opportunities

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Conference Venue

Kingbridge Centre and Hotel 
12750 Jane Street 
King City, ON L7B 1A3

A block of rooms is reserved for OARTY Conference delegates at a special rate of $189 per night, excluding tax/gratuity. To reserve your room now, please call the resort directly at 1-800-827-7221 and inform reservations that you are a delegate with the Ontario Association of Residences Treating Youth event.  Please note that check-in time is anytime after 4 PM and check-out time is no later than 11 AM.

Please reserve your room by May 19th to ensure your spot. 

Conference Diamond Sponsor

Nicol Insurance Inc. is a full service insurance broker who specializes in the child welfare sector. For over 65 years they have been providing personal, commercial, group benefit, and child welfare clients with insurance solutions through industry leading insurers at competitive prices. Their firm is focused on proving their value through the desire to provide exceptional client experiences with every communication. 
With a history of providing outstanding service and assistance to their customers, they have established a base of customer referrals as a major source of business. In addition, their insurance companies with whom they conduct business recognize their efforts beyond just selling their products. As a result Nicol Insurance is both recognized and distinguished as a top performer with their clients and companies.
Their company belief is clear - “As we approach the future, our success will continue to depend on our combined efforts live our vision and mission.” 

At Nicol Insurance our MISSION is to make our clients insurance needs easy to manage. Staying on the cutting edge of technology and giving them the option to do business when and how they choose will make this possible. We will also prove our value and build trust by exceeding service expectations and showing our clients they are always being treated truthfully and fairly. 

The Vision of Nicol Insurance is to be an industry leader as both a community and client-centric business. We will support those that help us succeed and work towards creating stability and trust with every decision we make.

Conference Marketing Opportunities: 

Looking for a great new marketing opportunity?  Sponsorship, exhibitor booths and advertising opportunities all offer great ways to market your products and services to residential care providers, while showing your support for the residential care sector. For more details, or to sign up as a sponsor, exhibitor or advertiser, download OARTY's Marketing & Sponsorship Brochure.

Have questions about the Conference?  Contact the OARTY Office at or via phone at 905-475-5437.  We would be pleased to assist you.

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