Value & Benefits of OARTY Membership
Value & Benefits of OARTY Membership
"As a new member, I am impressed with the quality of service OARTY is providing and the direction it is going in."
"I enjoy watching the professional development of OARTY over the years and must give much credit to
the driving force of those who had a big hand in this development. Not only have members greatly benefited
from this development but so have the children in our care as OARTY has consistently advocated and
inspired the excellence of service delivery."
Current OARTY Members
A Collective Voice
Be part of an influential association affecting positive governmental changes on behalf of the residential care sector in Ontario.
As a valued member, your votes influence OARTY’s strategic directions, representation on the Board of Directors and key recommendations to government.
Legal Expense Insurance
OARTY members receive complimentary legal expense insurance coverage for employee disputes, legal defence, property protection, contract disputes &
debt recovery, statutory licence protection, tax protection and unlimited telephone legal
Exclusive members-only insurance programs provided by Aviva, Ecclesiastical and Standard Life. Novex Insurance also provides discounted car and home insurance programs available to OARTY members and their employees and foster parents. All of OARTY's Insurance Programs are administered by Carruthers Nicol Insurance Inc.
Member discounts on a wide variety of products and services, including staff training, tax specialist services, trade show exhibition booths, e-promo packages, and major purchases such as automobiles, furniture and outcomes management software.
Members Only Rates
Discounted rates to OARTY workshops, seminars and annual conference, as well as complimentary attendance at OARTY General Meetings, and a free one-day rental of the OARTY Boardroom.
Free Program and Bed Listings
Post programs and bed availability on IRIS, the Integrated Residential Information System. IRIS is a preferred search tool used by placement agencies to facilitate effective matching and placement of those in need of residential care and treatment. Click here for more information, or click here to search IRIS.
Inclusion in print and online membership directories (including the Annual Report); membership certificate; usage of the OARTY logo on your agency's stationary.
Stay in the Know…
Keep abreast of new initiatives and emerging issues affecting the residential sector via OARTY’s regular e-bulletins and documents, webinars and videos posted within the Members Only area of the website.
Tap into a wealth of knowledge available from OARTY's network of group and foster care agencies.
Access to valuable political, educational, media and research expertise.
FOR YOUR EMPLOYEES…
Discounts on Training
Member discounts on staff training courses available through Safeguards Training for Children & Adult Services..
Save substantially through OARTY's home and auto plans provided by Novex Insurance.
Employees can access the same discount plans as above - an excellent opportunity to add value to employee benefits plans.
Opportunities for employees to strengthen their leadership capabilities by acquiring relevant knowledge and expertise about our sector. A higher confidence level and enhanced leadership skills will positively affect your agency.
As an OARTY member, your agency will be seen as one of the best in our sector. Many OARTY member agencies are either accredited or working towards the accreditation. Member participation in research projects and the active use of technological tools for outcomes and risk management are giving the association recognition as the premier source for research and technology in the sector. Come on boardy and make OARTY your association!