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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

June 10, 2021
The Green House Project Virtual Workshop for Canadian Audiences

This special event -scheduled forJune 10, 2021, from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm- is designed to examine the Green House model and the impact of COVID-19.  The small household design has been of interest especially its application to senior living.  This event includes a panel of leaders from Green House communities that will discuss their experiences from the standpoint of leadership and operations along with Canadian thought leaders who will share insights on the models’ application for Canada. Dr. Al Power, a dementia expert, and geriatrician will examine the interplay of the Green House Core Values and Dr. Emi Kiyota, environmental gerontologist, will explore the Green House model through a global design perspective.

Contact: Janet Wright
June 16, 2021
Envisioning the Future – Dementia Care 2021 and Beyond

Join Pioneer Network for a day of learning and sharing on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. This virtual event, Envisioning the Future, is designed to provide valuable learning on the topic of Dementia Care. Held within a 6-hour window, there will be four general sessions followed by an opportunity to gather together with the general session speakers to ask questions, explore the topics, and further define our vision for the future.

Contact: Joan Devine
June 22-23, 2021
SGP – Hospitality Innovation Forum

Join SGP and supplier partners virtually to explore the latest and greatest food products and services to help you create the best possible meal solutions for your seniors. To learn more and register, please click here

Contact: Sandra Curcio
June 22-23, 2021
MaRS Impact Health

For nearly 20 years, MaRS has empowered the healthcare ecosystem to advance health innovation. This June 22 and 23, you’re invited to MaRS Impact Health — two days of online talks, demos, debates, and bold ideas. MaRS Impact Health features the most promising companies and discoveries solving today’s biggest health challenges. Meet the brilliant minds improving healthcare on a global scale: entrepreneurs, investors, academics, clinicians and policymakers. To learn more about the conference, please click here.

Contact: Petia Tchouk
June 23, 2021
Comfort Life Marketing Academy: The Savvy Marketer Series 2021

2020 introduced many new challenges but also opportunities. Prospects and families spend more time researching their retirement options but less time connecting with you face to face, before making a decision. Through this webinar series hosted by Comfort Life, they will aim to help you become that savvy marketer. To help organizations better capture more interested prospects, Comfort Life is launching a series with 2 new webinars:

  1. How do prospects choose retirement options? (June 9 at 1 p.m. EST)
  2. The stories not told by your marketing metrics (June 23 at 1 p.m. EST)

The second webinar builds on the first, creating a complete marketing framework. These webinars are designed specifically for busy professionals like you, filled with practical tips that’ll make your marketing more effective and efficient. And it’s free for all retirement industry professionals. Registration is time-limited, so hurry over and book your slot. To register, please click here.

Contact: Debbie Raphael
August 31, 2021
Fanshawe Corporate Training Solutions – Free Online Technology Program for Seniors

Fanshawe Corporate Training Solutions is currently offering a free Technology Essentials Program for Seniors from now until August 31st! This program is intended to provide seniors with the skills that they need to be independent, informed and included in today’s society. This fully online, asynchronous learning opportunity is supported by trained Fanshawe College student volunteers. Click here for more information and feel free to share this information across your networks as Fanshawe is still recruiting for this program.

Contact: Christine Spicer
September 6, 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: Michelle Heyer

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