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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.


We hope you will join us June 6th to 8th at Hidden Valley Resort for: 

  • Breakout sessions (2 streams!)
  • Trade Show
  • OARTY Members' Only Friday Sessions
  • Many Social and Networking Opportunities

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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 advertisting 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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