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Listed here you will find various events, meetings  and training of interest to residential services, child welfare and mental health.  Scroll down or click the below links for more information.

OARTY Professional Development and Training 

OARTY's key events are the three day annual Conference in June, and the KIND (Knowledge, Information and Networking Day) event in October.  For details on upcoming OARTY events and training please see below. 


OARTY Member Roundtables

New in 2021 - OARTY will be hosting member roundtables to allow members to connect with their colleagues from across the province to discuss issues and trends that are impacting the sector. This informal online forum will leverage video conferencing technology to enable us to have a face-to-face conversation in real time. Members can sign up to be added to the invite list for each roundtable by emailing info@oarty.net. The preliminary schedule for the roundtables is as follows:

Date

 

Time

Platform

March 1

OARTY Member Roundtable

2:00 – 3:00

Teams

April 5

OARTY Member Roundtable

1:00 – 2:00

Teams

May 3

OARTY Member Roundtable

1:00 – 2:00

Teams

June 7

OARTY Member Roundtable

1:00 – 2:00

Teams

June 30

OARTY Annual General Meeting

12:00 – 1:00

Teams

Sept 13

OARTY Member Roundtable

1:00 – 2:00

Teams

Oct 4

OARTY Member Roundtable

1:00 – 2:00

Teams

Dec 6

OARTY Member Roundtable

1:00 – 2:00

Teams


OARTY Webinar - Managing Risk in the New Normal

This webinar was held on Thursday, October 8, 2020 and was generously sponsored by Frank Cowan Company.

Frank Cowan’s Tracy Eso, Risk Assessment and Solutions Manager, will present a case for risk management and how to operate during the new normal. One of the key concepts to mitigate risk is an understanding of what is negligence and what must be done to mitigate that risk.   Having spent 15 years in the insurance industry in a variety of roles on both the Claims side and Risk Management side she brings a unique perspective to assist clients through the pandemic.  The presentation will outline how we all continue to assess risk management as an essential service in the midst of a pandemic to ensure that you are equipped to be responsive to the wide array of challenges facing organizations like yours.

Michael Lough Vice President, Specialty Programs & Associations joins Tracy as a co-presenter.  Mike’s background is in a variety of roles on both the Marketing and Underwriting side and he brings a solid knowledge of the policy wording to the discussion.  He will give an overview of the Liability policy and address any questions that you may have on how the insurance policy interacts with your operations.  This will include what the policy does and does not cover on a general basis (as every Claim situation is unique).   

Together we will discuss how we can build resilience into our organizations, our supply chains and our staff, so when the worst happens – we can pivot rather than plummet.

This webinar was recorded and you can register to access it by contacting info@oarty.net.


OARTY 2021 Conference

The 2021 OARTY Conference will be held virtually in November. Dates will be released soon.  


SafeGuards Training for Child and Adult Services

Upcoming training sessions from SafeGuards Training for Child and Adult Services are posted here for the next few months.  Please note that opportunities for in-house training and the Virtual Library can be accessed at their website at www.safeguards-training.net.

OARTY Members: Register online and get the Member’s Rate

Group Discount: 20% off for groups of 4 or more. Contact angela@safeguards-training.net