Interested in joining OANHSS?

To join, follow these simple steps:

  1. Review the membership categories listed below.
  2. Select an appropriate category and review the detailed list of member benefits.
  3. Complete an on-line membership package request form and submit it to OANHSS for processing, or download a membership application form (Commercial, Associate and Personal members only) and send it in with your payment.  An information package will be sent to you along with confirmation of your payment.

For more information about membership, please contact Chris Noone at 905-851-8821 ext. 253.


Full Membership

Full Members are the core, voting members of the Association. Groups qualifying for this category must operate on a not-for-profit basis and provide direct services to seniors. Full membership is organizational which means that all those associated with the organization that has joined (e.g., staff, board, volunteers, consumers) can take advantage of OANHSS products and services.

Members in this category include:

  • Long Term Care Homes - municipal and charitable homes, non-profit nursing homes, chronic care hospitals
  • Seniors' Housing - government funded and self-funded (e.g., life lease) housing, supportive housing, non-profit retirement homes
  • Community Service Agencies - provide on-site and outreach services to seniors living independently
  • Developing Organizations - groups that are in the development stage and are not yet incorporated or serving clients (this category receives all the benefits of full membership with the exception of a vote)

Detailed List of Benefits
Request a Membership Package


Associate Membership

Associate Members are generally groups and organizations that are involved in the long term care, housing and seniors' services sector but do not provide direct service. They include allied professional and provider associations, government offices, educational facilities, and agency head offices.

Detailed List of Benefits
Request a Membership Package
2017 Application Form (pdf for mailing)


Commercial Membership

Commercial Members are companies (suppliers, consultants, etc.) that provide products and/or services to the long term care, housing and seniors' services sector.

Detailed List of Benefits
Request a Membership Package
2017 Application Form (pdf for mailing)


Personal Membership

The Personal Member category is for individuals with an interest in the long term care, housing and seniors' services sector.

Detailed List of Benefits
Request a Membership Package
2017 Application Form (pdf for mailing)

* Please note that Personal Members do not quality for the member rate for the OANHSS Administrator Leadership Program.


Honourary Members

Honourary Members are individuals who are granted lifetime membership for their dedication to seniors and their contributions to the Association.