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The Ontario Association of Residences Treating Youth (OARTY) is the leading association for agencies providing group and foster care in Ontario.  OARTY members provide homes, help and hope to thousands each year.  If you provide support through residential care, OARTY is the place for you.

Membership Categories and Fees

Full Membership: Membership within OARTY is agency-based (i.e. the organization and not the individual holds the membership). All employees of the Member agency are entitled to Member discounts. However, one individual is designated as the “primary contact” and they receive all emails and mailings on behalf of the organization.  All members are required to meet specific standards.  Once an application has been received, additional documentation is provided to assist the applicant in demonstrating compliance with the standards.  Read more about OARTY's Membership Standards, or contact the OARTY Office at info@oarty.net for more information.

 Membership Application (pdf) 

Full Membership $4,500
New Member (1st Year) $2,500
Interim Rate* $2,500
Member-at-Large (Outside Ontario) $1,250

*Interim rate applies to agencies grossing less than $400K; members must provide their most recent financial statements to qualify.

Secondary Contacts: Member agencies who wish to add a “secondary contact” can do so at the cost of $35 per year (to cover administrative expenses). These individuals will be added to email and mailing lists. There is no limit on the number of secondary contacts per agency.

Associate Membership: This Membership category is for non-residential care providers (individuals or organizations) who share OARTY’s dedication to the vulnerable children, youth and adults in care.

 Associate Membership Application (pdf) 

Business Partner $1,000
Non-profit Association $  500
Professional $  250
Student $    75

For more information, download the OARTY Membership Brochure (PDF), or visit the Member Benefits page or the Associate Member Benefits page.

Thank you for your interest in our association.  We look forward to welcoming you on board!