OARTY Meetings & Events
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'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.
2019 OARTY KIND (Knowledge, Information, and Networking Day) Event
Thursday, October 17th, 2019
9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Edward Village Markham
50 East Valhalla Drive
Join us for KIND (Knowledge, Information and Networking Day), OARTY’s annual one day “mini-conference”. KIND offers a fulsome day of professional development and networking for the child welfare and residential service sectors. To register, please select the KIND registration tab from the above menu or download the KIND Brochure and Registration Form.
KIND Program & Agenda
9:30 AM ► Coffee & Registration
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM ► Update from the Ministry of Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services
David Remington, ADM, Child Welfare & Protection Division
Saba Ferdinands, Director, Children and Youth at Risk Branch
Rose-Anne Sohn, Acting Director, Residential Services Branch
David Remington, Saba Ferdinands and Rose-Anne Sohn from the Child Welfare and Protection Division will attend to provide updates from the Ministry of Children, Community, and Social Services. This session will include an open dialogue to allow service providers the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback to MCCSS.
11:00 AM ► Networking Break
11:20 AM ► Licensing – A Legal Perspective
Lisa Corrente, Torkin Manes LLP
Please join Lisa Corrente of Torkin Manes LLP as she offers a legal perspective on residential licensing under the CYFSA. Lisa will discuss her recent involvement in legal proceedings with the Director, including topics such as:
- issuance and renewals of licenses
- imposition of terms and conditions on a licence, including caps on the number of children
- licence suspensions, revocations and non-renewals
- Ministry reviews and monitoring visits
- related child protection investigations
- appeals to the Licence Appeal Tribunal
- case law update
12:30 PM ► LUNCH
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM ► OACAS Shared Services and Other Initiatives
Rosaleen Cutler, Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies
This presentation will explore 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 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 will be outlined. There will be opportunities for discussion throughout the presentation.
2:15 PM ► Networking Break
2:30 PM ► OARTY Update (Members Only)
OARTY Board of Directors’ Representatives, OARTY Executive Director
Updates will be provided regarding OARTY’s recent initiatives and projects, including an overview of recent meetings with government and other stakeholders will also be outlined. Members will have the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback on the issues impacting them.
Program & speakers are subject to change.
Save the Date - 2020 OARTY 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. To stay up to date on this and other OARTY events, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing you there!
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 email@example.com
Information listed here is provided by our members, partners and affiliates. If you have an event of interest to the residential care sector (including professional development for agency owners and managers), please contact the OARTY Office with the appropriate information at firstname.lastname@example.org.