Members share the benefits of joining OANHSS

Benefits of Full Membership 

Advocacy
OANHSS is well recognized as a champion of not-for-profit long term care, seniors’ community services and housing. We facilitate the coming together of organizations that are committed to providing high quality care, services and accommodation for seniors in Ontario. Members rely on us to represent and communicate their needs and interests to government, to help them interpret relevant legislation, to work with them to increase public awareness of the value of not-for-profit delivery, to gather and share sector information and best practices, and to use our collective expertise to influence public policy.

Most importantly, they rely on us to work with funders and other provider and consumer groups to ensure that services for seniors are effective, resident-oriented and quality driven.

Communications
We strive to maximize use of current technologies to keep members informed and arm them with the knowledge and insight they need to plan and be prepared. Through our website, e-newsletters, member updates and alerts, we ensure a regular flow of information on current and emerging issues and developments that impact on the work of members.

Website
Access the "members only" section on our website for up-to-date information on long term care issues and developments, and to access member programs and services.

Online Member Community
A secure, member-only professional networking forum for members to connect, collaborate and share with one another on areas of common interest.

Committees, Advisory Groups, Task Forces
Get involved in the work of the Association and share your expertise through active participation on advisory groups and task forces.

Professional Development
Over 1,000 members attend our highly successful seminars, workshops, and convention each year. Our well-rounded program provides professional training, growth, and career development.

Preferred Purchasing Programs
Membership in OANHSS gives you a business advantage. Using our collective buying power we have negotiated discount pricing and preferred service arrangements on the products and services that members use most.

Leadership training
The OANHSS Administrator Leadership Program offers a six-day intensive learning opportunity focused on the core competencies for long term care home administrators. This program meets the requirement for administrators of 100 hours of instruction time in long term care home administration/management under the Long Term Care Homes Act, 2007*.

Membership Directory
Receive a free copy of our annual Membership Directory which will be invaluable to you as a networking resource and reference tool.

Publications
As a member, you will save over 30% on our wide variety of resources and manuals.

Other Services include our annual awards program, which recognizes member achievements, and our weekly media clips service, which lists sector-related articles and news.



2017 Membership Fee

The 2017 membership fee is a mill rate calculation based on the organization's annual operating expenditure. Fees are calculated based on the program that has the largest operating expenditure. Any other non-profit seniors’ programs operated by the organization (e.g., housing, day programs, community services) receive free membership.

Organizations that are not yet incorporated or not yet providing services may join OANHSS as a Developing Organization and receive all the benefits of full membership with the exception of voting privileges. The membership fee is a flat rate of $810 per year for developing long term care homes and $170 per year for developing housing.

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