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External Events & Opportunities

External Events & Opportunities

Below is a list of upcoming events and opportunities hosted by ORCA Stakeholders and Commercial Partners that aim to educate, inform, and inspire ORCA Operator Members and the retirement community sector at large.

The following events are not endorsed by ORCA and are intended as resources only.

Upcoming Dates

Elder Law Day Hosted by the Ontario Bar Association
June 20, 2024 – In person and via webcast

The Ontario Bar Association’s Elder Law Day is back to bring you the latest in the world of elder law and help you provide the best service possible to your clients. Look below to see how our expert-led panels will help you take your practice to the next level. Start your day learning about the most pressing issues impacting our aging population, with leaders in elder law discussing advanced issues like:

  • The current legal landscape and emerging trends
  • Working effectively with other professionals
  • Dispute resolution and implementing collaborative law
  • Case law updates

This program is geared toward lawyers or people who have an interest in older adult law. Learn more/register here and view the agenda here.

Across Generations Pen Pal Program
Connecting Seniors and Students

Across Generations, an organization led by undergraduates at Western University, is connecting seniors living in retirement communities and students through their Pen Pal Program.

The program is designed to provide emotional support and create lasting friendships through the exchange of monthly letters. Across Generations is currently collaborating with several retirement residences and is looking for more to join their initiative.

If you are interested in having your home and residents join the Pen Pal Program or have any questions, please contact

Invitation to participate in “A Decision Support Tool to Prescribe Recreation Activities to Older Adults in Social Isolation (℞OSI)”
University of Ottawa Study

A Ph.D. candidate from the University of Ottawa is conducting a study to develop a tool to assist retirement living staff in recommending suitable recreational activities to older adults who are not as socially engaged as they could be in their communities. In this research, the study considers someone as a social prescriber if they have experience working directly with seniors for at least one full year in areas like recreation, healthcare, social work, or senior-focused research, and is comfortable answering questions in English. These qualifications determine who can participate in the study.

Participation in the study involves completing one in-depth interview, which will take approximately 45 to 60 minutes. The interview will be conducted remotely via Zoom or telephone, ensuring convenience and flexibility. Your privacy and confidentiality will be strictly maintained, and you can choose not to answer any question or withdraw from the study at anytime without consequences.

To learn more, please click here. If interested, please indicate your consent by contacting Participants will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis.

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