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2018 KIND Event Presentations

Thank you to all those who attended the KIND Event (Knowledge, Information & Networking Day) on October 18th. We have posted the slide decks below for the presentations where we have permission to share the content.

Unannounced Site Visits and Intensive Site Reviews
Representatives from the Ministry of Children, Community, and Social Services (MCCSS)

Representatives from the Ministry of Children, Community, and Social Services attended to discuss unannounced site visits and intensive site reviews. The Ministry  discussed how both of these initiatives are rolling out, the intention behind them and the intended outcomes. This session included an open dialogue to allow service providers the opportunity to provide feedback to MCCSS on these initiatives.

Top Developments/Issues in Labour and Employment Law in 2018
Titus Totan, Associate, Toronto, DLA Piper

This presentation covered the latest developments and issues in labour and employment law. Information on how the upcoming legalization of cannabis will impact workplace policies was included. You can access the slide deck here.

OACAS Shared Services and Other Initiatives
Sally Johnson and Rosaleen Cutler, Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies

This presentation explored the Shared Services Project underway in the child welfare sector, as well as other initiatives underway in the area of residential services at OACAS.  The Shared Services Project was begun in September 2014.  The use of a shared services approach is focused on creating cost savings, increasing capacity and leading to service improvements while contributing to the sustainability of agencies. Details regarding the project, including the processes involved were outlined. 

OARTY Update (Members Only)
OARTY Board of Directors’ Representatives, OARTY Executive Director

Updates were provided regarding OARTY’s recent initiatives and projects.  

Thank you to our  2018 KIND Event Sponsor

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