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OARTY members are seen as the best in the sector.  OARTY is an association dedicated to excellence; endorsing outcomes management, risk management, evidence-based practice and third party accreditation.  Our ongoing research in support of the children, youth and young adults served by the private residential sector helps ensure they have the best future possible.  We are the premier source for research in the sector and are the leading voice for independent residential care providers today.  Come on board and make OARTY your association! 


A Collective Voice

Be part of an influential association affecting positive governmental changes on behalf of the residential care sector in Ontario.

Voting Privileges

As a valued member, your votes influence OARTY’s strategic directions, representation on the Board of Directors and key recommendations to government.

Insurance Savings

Exclusive members-only insurance programs provided by Aviva, Ecclesiastical and Industrial Alliance.   Novex Insurance also provides discounted car and home insurance programs available to OARTY members and their employees and foster parents.  All of OARTY's Insurance Programs are administered by Nicol Insurance.

Discount Plans

Member discounts on a wide variety of products and services, including staff training, clinical services, tax specialist services, teleconferencing services and other purchases such as automobiles, furniture and website hosting and design.

Members Only Rates

One complimentary registration to KIND (Knowledge, Information & Networking Day) and one complimentary registration to the OARTY Annual Conference.  Discounted member rates are available as well for additional registrations for both KIND and the Conference.  Members may also take advantage of a free one-day rental of the OARTY Boardroom.

Free Program and Bed Listings

Post programs and bed availability on IRIS, the Integrated Residential Information System. IRIS is an online search tool used by placement agencies and the public to facilitate effective matching and placement of those in need of residential care and day treatment services.  Read the IRIS brochure for more information, or search IRIS now.

Increased Visibility

Inclusion in print and online membership directories (including the Annual Report); an official OARTY member logo for your year of membership to use on your website, letterhead and promotional materials.

Stay in the Know…

Keep abreast of new initiatives and emerging issues affecting the residential sector via OARTY’s regular e-bulletins and documents, templates, and tools posted within the Members Only area of the website.


Tap into a wealth of knowledge available from OARTY's network of group and foster care agencies.


Access to valuable research expertise.

For Your Employees...

Insurance Savings

Save substantially through OARTY's home and auto plans provided by Novex Insurance.

Discount Plans

Employees can access the same discount plans as above - an excellent opportunity to add value to employee benefits plans.

Leadership Opportunities

Opportunities for employees to strengthen their leadership capabilities by acquiring relevant knowledge and expertise about our sector.  A higher confidence level and enhanced leadership skills will positively affect your agency.