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About ORCA

Our Vision

The Ontario Retirement Communities Association (ORCA) is a voluntary non-profit association that represents operators of retirement residences in Ontario.

Our vision is to lead the sector through innovation to meet the social infrastructure needs of seniors today and in the future.

Our Mission

To support our members and partners while enhancing public confidence in a dynamic retirement communities sector through:

  • Innovation and Research
  • Advocacy and Policy Development
  • Education and Resources

1977

ORCA WAS FOUNDED IN 1977

250+

COMMERCIAL PARTNERS

95%

OF ONTARIO RETIREMENT HOME SUITES

Who We Are

Since 1977, the Ontario Retirement Communities Association (ORCA) has been the voice of Ontario’s retirement communities and we remain committed to setting a standard of operational excellence in the sector.

ORCA represents 95 per cent of all licensed retirement community suites in Ontario, with members caring for nearly 60,000 seniors who choose to call retirement communities their home. ORCA’s membership also includes over 250 commercial partners who provide products and valuable services to retirement communities throughout the province.

ORCA provides leadership in areas of education and training; our learning platform, The Learning Centre for Senior Living, currently provides more than 65,000 users with the resources and support needed to meet provincial regulations, adopt best practices and promote quality and excellence in all areas of operation.

ORCA is committed to providing supportive and safe environments for residents living with varying levels of cognitive abilities. ORCA’s Dementia-Inclusive Initiative provides information and tools to foster dementia inclusivity, reduce stigmas and raise awareness for staff, families, and residents living in retirement communities.

Caring for seniors is our most important job and we take that responsibility very seriously.

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