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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

Beginning July 15, 2021
Canada’s National Ballet School – Sharing Dance Older Adults Community Classes

Developed by Baycrest and Canada’s National Ballet School, Sharing Dance Older Adults empowers organizations in a range of settings to engage their community through dance. Through stream-able videos, older adults can participate in high-quality dance programming that supports physical, emotional and social wellbeing. Designed to be accessible for people with moderate to significant physical and/or cognitive challenges, the summer term of In Your Seat Community Classes begins on July 15. Classes are approximately 45 minutes in length and will be released weekly for 8 weeks. We are excited to offer this package at a special promotional price of $99 per package! For more information, please click here or contact Martine Plourde at

Contact: Martine Plourde
September  27, 2021
Leadership in Senior Living Program

Conestoga College and the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) are excited to launch the new and improved online Leadership in Senior Living Program.  The program equips leaders (current or aspiring) with the skills needed to effectively lead high-functioning teams and support person-centred care in today’s senior living sector. For a limited time, an award is available for up to 60 learners residing in Canada to participate in the Leadership in Senior Living Program for a reduced rate (course fee reduced to $200 per learner). There will be three sessions offered at the reduced rate and learners can apply for their preferred start date: Session 1: June 7, 2021; Session 2: Sept 6, 2021; Session 3: Sept 27, 2021. To apply for the award, please contact Conestoga.

Contact: Conestoga College
October 4-8, 2021
AgeTech Innovation Week

AgeTech Innovation Week is a unique virtual event for anyone with an interest in technology-based solutions that support older adults and caregivers. Hosted by AGE-WELL, this free, must-attend week features curated public panels, workshops, networking opportunities and catalytic conversations that connect people and create change. This event will bring together stakeholders in industry, government and community organizations, older adults, caregivers, future leaders and others committed to enhancing lives through technology. Meet and share ideas with leaders in the AgeTech sector in Canada and elsewhere. Explore challenges and opportunities for getting technology into people’s hands, and generating socio-economic impact. Discover innovations that will shape the future of aging. Join attendees from Canada and around the world in this first-of-its-kind virtual event taking place October 4-8, 2021. To learn more and register, visit:

Contact: Michael Chrostowski

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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, Event & Sponsorship Specialist at