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ORCA Events

APRIL 2019

Together We Care Convention and Trade Show

April 1, 2019 – April 3, 2019

The Together We Care Convention and Trade Show, hosted with the Ontario Long Term Care Association (OLTCA), is held in April of each year at the Toronto Congress Centre. It features education sessions for retirement and long term care home operators and staff as well as the largest trade show of its kind in Canada. There are also a number of networking opportunities throughout the event. The Convention is open to both members…

JUNE 2019

Spring Road Show

June 4, 2019 – June 13, 2019

The ORCA Spring Road Show travels to Mississauga, London, Ottawa and Vaughan, proudly presenting the Ritz-Carlton Leadership Center’s Memorable Customer Service Enrichment Course. Led by a Ritz-Carlton Advisor, this course will teach you how to create a culture for staff to elevate the customer experience. In addition, the road show addresses the latest information from regulatory authorities, best operational practices, trends, and topics of interest to retirement home operators. Program and registration details to follow soon. For more information, please contact us…


ORCA Conference

September 25, 2019 – September 27, 2019

ORCA Conference is a three day conference experience packed with fun, golf and education programming. This event brings together operator members, commercial partners, and non-members for excellent networking and learning opportunities. Location: Blue Mountain Resort, Blue Mountains, ON Activities include: Networking opportunities with leaders and suppliers in the sector Dinner with ORCA’s Board of Directors Golf Tournament Activity for non-golfers Hospitality suite with entertainment Dynamic keynote and session speakers ORCA Marketplace showcasing latest in products and services And much more!


Fall Regional Workshops

October 22, 2019 – November 14, 2019

ORCA’s Fall Regional Workshops travel to nine retirement communities across Ontario each October and November. The workshops are intimate, interactive, and highlight some of the most challenging topics retirement community operators are currently facing. This year’s topics include elder abuse recognition and response, resident consent and capacity, supporting those living with dementia, and palliative and end of life care. Delegates will walk away from the workshop with practical tips and tools they can implement in their communities, as well as helpful resources and a toolkit. The workshops are also a great way to network with other operators in the area.

Call for Content

ORCA is pleased to invite presenters and subject matter experts to submit abstracts for event presentations, webinars and tutorials. This Call for Content is open to all ORCA Operator Members (retirement communities), Commercial Partners (companies that provide goods and services to retirement communities), and non-members (sector experts, including stakeholders, researchers, etc.).

To learn more about our events or to explore sponsorship opportunities, please contact Ania Sawala, Event & Sponsorship Specialist, at or 905-403-0500 ext. 235.

Community Events

We also welcome opportunities for our staff or our operator members to make presentations to seniors’ groups and community organizations regarding retirement home living for those wishing to learn more about this lifestyle and housing option.

Contact us at 905-403-0500 or email to inquire.