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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

May 26, 2022
SGP Virtual Development Expo

We are excited to kick off this summer and welcome you and your team to our first in-person event of the year!   A One-day event featuring a network of members and vendors gathered to share learnings in the Senior Care Sector.  The day will be jam-packed with Invigorating Keynote Speakers, an Invaluable Education Session, and a full Vendor Tradeshow.  There has never been a time more important than now to collaborate and work together for the advancement of senior care across Canada.  It’s up to us to speak up, share ideas and look at new ways we can do things within our operations.   Our combined efforts, resources and knowledge will allow us to move forward in the delivery of care for the seniors we all love.  Looking forward to reconnecting with you in June!

Contact: scurcio@sgpnetwork.com

June 1, 2022
SGP Conference and Marketplace

We are excited to kick-off this summer and welcome you and your team to our first in-person event of the year!   A One-day event featuring a network of members and vendors gathered to share learnings in the Senior Care Sector.  The day will be jam-packed with Invigorating Keynote Speakers, Invaluable Education Session, and a full Vendor Tradeshow.  There has never been a time more important than now to collaborate and work together for the advancement of senior care across Canada.  It’s up to us to speak up, share ideas and look at new ways we can do things within our operations.   Our combined efforts, resources and knowledge will allow us to move forward in the delivery of care for the seniors we all love.  Looking forward to reconnecting with you in June!

Contact: scurcio@sgpnetwork.com

June 21, 2022
Introduction to CARF Aging Services Accreditation – Complimentary Webinar

CARF, a well-established, non-profit accreditor of health and human services, invites you to attend this introductory webinar presentation on June 21 at 1 pm to learn about our accreditation process for Aging Services providers, including retirement homes. Attending will familiarize you with CARF, the benefits of CARF accreditation, and the survey process for organizations of all sizes.

Contact: jallison@carf.org

July 12, 2022
Webinar: Pension Plan as a Service – Provide a pension plan and stay focused on your business

Today’s labour market favours sellers, not buyers. You need an edge to get the talent you need in the increasingly fierce competition for skilled employees. Offering a pension plan can help, but how do you do that without taking on the costs, risk, and work of pension management? In this session, attendees will learn about a new way to offer pension programs and whether it may be the right fit for their workplaces.

Contact: cmarsh@bluepier.ca

May-August 2022
Humber College Summer Intern Placement Opportunities

Humber College is looking for retirement home operators to host student internships for the 2022 summer semester. Students will begin applying for placements beginning in early February. If your home is interested, please create your postings by Monday, ​January 24, 2022, so the college can ensure there is a broad pool of candidates. Please see below for full details.

The programs that will have students available for internships are:

  1. Hospitality Management (Hotel & Restaurant) Diploma 
    • 12 weeks, 24 hours per week internship for a total of 280 internship hours required, between May 2 and July 29, 2022.
    • Students in this program may work in retirement homes or long-term care facilities in hospitality-related positions for their internships.
  2. Hospitality & Tourism Operations Management Post Graduate Certificate
    • 8 weeks, 32 hours per week internship for a total of 256 internship hours required, between May 2 and June 24, 2022.
    • Students in this program may work in retirement homes or long-term care facilities in hospitality-related positions for their internships.
  3. Hospitality & Tourism Management Bachelor of Commerce Degree
    • 14 weeks, full-time PAID work term for a total of 420 work term hours required, between May 2 and August 5, 2022.
    • Students in this program may work in retirement homes or long-term care facilities in hospitality-related positions restaurants for their internships.

If your home is interested in hosting a student or students for the upcoming 2022 summer semester, Humber College asks that you create a posting on their Career Connect Job and Internship Portal. To login to the system please click here.

If you have an existing account (if you have posted an internship opportunity with me in the past 2 years, you would have an account):
Username: your e-mail address
Password: If you do not know your password or do not remember it, simply click on “Forgot Password”, and follow the prompts.

If you do not have an existing account: Click “Sign up and Post Job” and then follow the prompts to create your profile and internship posting. For a quick step-by-step tutorial on how to navigate the website and post an opportunity, you can click here to reference a short how-to video.

The college will be reviewing and approving all postings that come through to ensure they are shared with the most applicable group of students. Some postings may be duplicated and shared with more than one program. If you have preferences of which programs you would like your opportunity shared with, or have any questions, please email Stephanie Kratz at stephanie.kratz@humber.ca.

Contact: stephanie.kratz@humber.ca

September 7, 2022
Webinar: Disruption by Innovative Pension Plans

Some employers offer pension programs to attract, engage and retain staff. Others don’t because the costs and risks of pension management are too great. To address this gap, some outsourced retirement-plan solutions have recently become available. This webinar provides an introduction to new and innovative ways of offering workplace pensions that work for all employers who need an edge in the increasingly-competitive market for qualified workers.

Contact: info@bluepier.ca

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Are you an ORCA Stakeholder or Commercial Partner and would like to share your organization’s event/opportunity on this page? Fill out the form below.
If you have any questions about the submission process, please contact Ania Sawala, Member Services Specialist at ania@orcaretirement.com.