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Membership

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If you're a new hire in the past 12 months, you are eligible for a complimentary membership.

Who are we?

OCASA is the professional network for Ontario college administrators dedicated to learning and leading together.

What do we do?

  • Provide access to a vibrant network for professional growth and exchange
  • Support for professional and career development opportunities
  • Recognition awards & study bursaries
  • Provide ongoing support through legal services, research, provincial consultation

Why join?

  • OCASA members are leaders in their colleges and in the province. They are passionate, innovative and committed
  • Gain access to leadership and professional development, including webinars, online resources and certification
  • Tap into college experience through a professional network of college leaders
  • OCASA is invited into consultation at the provincial level, ensuring professional issues for college leaders are moved forward
  • OCASA is a sponsor of the CAAT Pension Plan – we represent your interests for your future
  • Members receive timely and pertinent updates on emerging issues
  • Access to legal services, with 2 hours free billing time per issue for employment related matters

Who can join?

Full Members:

All administrators employed in Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology or Institutes of Technology and Advanced Learning are eligible to join OCASA, including part-time, contract and full-time administrative staff. There is NO minimum length of service for membership. College presidents are not eligible to join OCASA. Learn more!

Associates:

Associate Level in OCASA is open to administrative employees who satisfy one of the categories below:

  • work as an administrator in publicly funded Canadian college or institute that does not fall under the OCAAT system but share common interests in professional development, research and employee advocacy; or
  • work administratively in organizations that are directly linked to the OCAAT sector; and/or are included as members of the OCAAT pension plan; or
  • employees working in an administrative capacity, in a “seconded” role from faculty or support, and share common interests in professional development, research and employee advocacy.

The Executive Committee will determine eligibility for an Associate on a case by-case basis.  Learn more!

Retirees:

Retiree Level in OCASA is open to all administrative employees who were OCASA members at the time of retirement.  Learn more!