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Operator Membership

Founded in 1977 as an association of accredited retirement communities, ORCA is the voice of Ontario’s regulated retirement community operators. Today, ORCA represents over 92 per cent of the province’s retirement community suites. ORCA is the only association with the expertise and experience to effectively represent our members and promote sector success.

ORCA provides retirement community operators with the education, tools and resources they need, while advocating on the issues that matter most to them. We offer exceptional value to retirement communities operators of any size.

  • Access to the Learning Centre for Senior Living, an e-learning platform that provides education front-line staff needs in order to be in compliance with the RHA and other legislation
  • Access to the Operations Manual, an online library of over 400 template policies, procedures and forms that cover all operational and regulatory aspects of running a retirement home
  • Advocacy and representation with government, policy makers and other stakeholders
  • Part of a collective voice focused on raising the profile of an evolving sector
  • Attendance on monthly webinars related to compliance and operational excellence
  • Member-only rates for seasonal Road Shows, our sector-exclusive ORCA Conference and the annual Together We Care Convention
  • Newsletters and e-bulletins delivering the latest sector news, education opportunities and regulatory updates
  • Inclusion in our popular online Home Finder Tool which drives traffic to your website
  • Access to the ORCA Member Website, an information-rich online resource
  • Access to the Regulatory Assessment Program, a voluntary program designed to help you feel ready for an inspection, enhance your reputation and recognize your operational success

Operator Member Values

In order to obtain and maintain their membership, ORCA operator members must subscribe to our Member Values.

As a member of the Ontario Retirement Communities Association, we uphold and affirm our responsibilities to our residents by subscribing to the following values:

  • We believe in quality of life for all residents that encompasses their right to dignity, respect, choice, privacy and autonomy.
  • We respect the cultural, social and religious diversity of our residents and employees.
  • We are committed to maintaining a high standard of professional conduct and act with integrity, honesty, openness and fairness when interacting with residents, families, employees and other operators and businesses.
  • We provide our employees with the tools and training they need to perform their roles.
  • We safeguard the well-being of our residents and employees.
  • We provide a respectful workplace and seek to hire employees with good moral character, appropriate experience, competence and compassion.
  • We comply with all relevant municipal and provincial regulations governing our operations.
  • We engage in fair marketing practices and will only participate in activities that are a credit to the sector at large.

Learn more about the benefits of operator membership.

Download our operator membership information page and Operator Membership Application Form.

Questions?

Contact Anna Loginova, Member Services Associate at:
Phone:  905-403-0500 ext. 231
Email:  anna@orcaretirement.com

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Commercial Partnership

Commercial partners enable the delivery of services and programs to the growing number of member residences. ORCA boasts over 240 businesses in Ontario that are benefiting from their affiliation with ORCA.

As a commercial partner, you can:

  • Be a part of a growing community of dedicated retirement community professionals.
  • Reach retirement home management and other decision makers through sponsorship and advertising opportunities.
  • Build lead-generating relationships with operator members through networking and other special event opportunities year round.
  • Support high quality education and services aimed at ensuring the success of our members and the sector.

Commercial Partnership Code of Ethics

As a Commercial Partner of the Ontario Retirement Communities Association, we uphold and affirm our responsibilities by subscribing to the following values:

  • We are committed to maintaining a high standard of professional conduct and will act with integrity, honesty, openness and fairness when interacting with ORCA employees, operator members, fellow Commercial Partners and other businesses.
  • We engage in fair marketing practices and our participation in sector-related business activities will be aimed to benefit the ORCA membership at large.
  • We endeavour to comply with all applicable municipal, provincial and federal laws and regulations governing our business.
  • We agree to follow the insignia guidelines and by-laws for Commercial Partners.
  • We understand that use of the ORCA insignia(s) does not constitute an express or implied endorsement by ORCA of any product or service offering.

Learn more about the benefits of commercial partnership.

Download our commercial partnership information page and Commercial Partner Application Form.

Questions?

Contact Anna Loginova, Member Services Associate at:
Phone:  905-403-0500 ext. 231
Email:  anna@orcaretirement.com

Affiliate

ORCA provides non-licensed retirement community operators with the education, tools and resources they need, while advocating on the issues that matter most to them.*

  • Access to the Learning Centre for Senior Living, an e-learning platform that provides education front-line staff needs in order to be in compliance with the RHA and other legislation
  • Access to the Operations Manual, an online library of over 400 template policies, procedures and forms that cover all operational and regulatory aspects of running a retirement home
  • Advocacy and representation with government, policy makers and other stakeholders
  • Part of a collective voice focused on raising the profile of an evolving sector
  • Attendance on monthly webinars related to compliance and operational excellence
  • Member-only rates for seasonal Road Shows, our sector-exclusive ORCA Conference and the annual Together We Care Convention
  • Newsletters and e-bulletins delivering the latest sector news, education opportunities and regulatory updates
  • Inclusion in our popular online Home Finder Tool which drives traffic to your website
  • Access to the ORCA Member Website, an information-rich online resource
  • Access to the Regulatory Assessment Program, a voluntary program designed to help you feel ready for an inspection, enhance your reputation and recognize your operational success

*Affiliates are not licensed by the Retirement Home Regulatory Authority and are not entitled to vote at an ORCA meeting of the members.

Affiliate Values

As an Affiliate of the Ontario Retirement Communities Association, we uphold and affirm our responsibilities to our residents by subscribing to the following values:

  • We believe in quality of life for all residents that encompasses their right to dignity, respect, choice, privacy and autonomy.
  • We respect the cultural, social and religious diversity of our residents and employees.
  • We are committed to maintaining a high standard of professional conduct and act with integrity, honesty, openness and fairness when interacting with residents, families, employees and other operators and businesses.
  • We provide our employees with the tools and training they need to perform their roles.
  • We safeguard the well-being of our residents and employees.
  • We provide a respectful workplace and seek to hire employees with good moral character, appropriate experience, competence and compassion.
  • We comply with all relevant municipal and provincial regulations governing our operations.
  • We engage in fair marketing practices and will only participate in activities that are a credit to the sector at large.

Download our Affiliate Application Form.

Questions?

Contact Anna Loginova, Member Services Associate at:
Phone:  905-403-0500 ext. 231
Email:  anna@orcaretirement.com

If you are interested in membership for your home, please contact us or call 905-403-0500.