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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 Opportunities 

OARTY offers events geared towards senior management in residential care.   OARTY's KIND Event (Knowledge, Information and Networking Day), presented as a one day mini-conference, features engaging speakers, relevant information and opportunities for networking with colleagues.  OARTY also holds a three day annual Conference in June, the key educational event combining robust programming, exciting social activities and plenty of opportunity to develop new connections and refresh existing ones.  

Information on upcoming OARTY professional development opportunities can be found below.

KIND (Knowledge, Information and Networking Day)
October 19th, 2017

Edward Village Markham
Markham, Ontario

OARTY Annual Conference
June 6th - 8th, 2018

Hidden Valley Resort
Huntsville, Ontario

To stay up to date and this and other OARTY events, email

SafeGuards Training for Child and Adult Services

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

Single Session Therapy with Challenging Cases: Making the Most Difference in the Least Time
September 26th & 27th, 2017 

Location: Fort Frances
To register or for details ($310.75 for non-members, $254.25 for members), please see the  below link.

Gender Affirmation Counts: Evidence-Based Practices for Physical and Mental Health
October 11th, 2017 

Location: Peterborough
To register or for details ($141.25 for non-members, $209.25 for members), please see the  below link. 

Other Upcoming Events of Interest to Residential Service Providers

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

General Training and Events


SAFE (Structured Analysis Family Evaluation) Training
October 31st - November 2nd, 2017

Hosted by: Consortium for Children
Location: Guelph
To register or for details, please see the training flyers below.
Two-Day Safe Training - October 31st & November 1st 
One-Day Supervisor's SAFE Training - November 2nd (must attend prior 2 sessions) 

CTRI Monthly Free Pre-Recorded Webinar
September 2017: Bullying - Responding for Prevention

To access, please see the below link.

Business and Operational

ACHIEVE Monthly Free Pre-Recorded Webinar
September 2017: Leadership - Insights for Thinking Differently

To access, please see the below link.


Upcoming Events

  • KIND (Knowledge, Information and Networking Day)


    October 19, 2017

    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.

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