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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. 

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

OARTY 2020 Conference

The 2020 OARTY Conference is going digital! The conference will take place online on November 19th, 20th, 26th, and 27th. Details are posted on the 2020 Conference webpages. 

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