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

Employment Law Update for Residential Care Webinar

On March 13th, OARTY hosted its first members’ webinar in a series to be offered this year.  Lisa Corrente of Torkin Manes LLP, presented on key topics affecting residential care operators today, including:

  • The use of medical cannabis by your employees and the duty to accommodate;
  • Important court decisions from 2019 regarding employment contracts and terminations; and
  • Update on privacy law and protecting the personal health information of your residents.

The webinar was recorded and you can now register to access the recorded webinar at your convenience.

Save the Date – On April 24, 2020, Lisa Corrente will be speaking on Trauma Informed Investigations in the second part of our webinar series.

OARTY 2020 Conference
June 3rd - 5th, 2020

The 2020 OARTY Conferenceis being held June 3rd to 5th at  the Kingbridge Conference Centre & Hotel in King City, Ontario. Please see the 2020 Conference webpages for all the details. 

We look forward to seeing you there!

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

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

Group Discount: 20% off for groups of 4 or more. Contact