This is your opportunity to contribute to your profession.
Membership in the Ontario Society of Chiropodists gives Ontario Chiropodists a united front and a strong professional voice for stakeholders, including government, insurance companies, other health care professions, and the general public.
The Ontario Society of Chiropodist is the only provincial association, representing the largest number of foot specialists across Ontario. The Ontario Society of Chiropodist is a non-profit organization. All Board of Directors and Executive are unpaid volunteers. We are dedicated to enhancing the profession and increasing awareness among Ontarians about the importance of good foot health care.
Membership Advocacy & Representation
The Ontario Society of Chiropodist acts as the only provincial voice for chiropodists in Ontario, serving as a resource for legislative and policy changes affecting chiropodists. The OSC serves the chiropody profession in Ontario in it’s role as an advocacy organization: generating public awareness about chiropodists, increasing positive media coverage, and advocating on behalf of the profession with key stakeholders, including the College of Chiropodists, the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, and other government organizations as well as insurers.
As the OSC continues to grow and evolve, its role in representing its members and furthering the profession is essential to navigating the changing political and professional landscape in Ontario.
OSC Directors takes on this responsibility with enthusiasm and a strong commitment to advocate for the profession.
We have numerous committees and task forces working with the Board and staff to achieve our mission and vision. The Society’s organizational structure is open, transparent, flexible, and above all, participatory to ensure the profession is engaged in the health care policies and programs that affect current practice and future opportunities.
- Continuing Education Conferences Committee
- Public & Stakeholders Relations Committee
- Government Relations Committee
- Diabetes Committee
- Membership Privileges & Benefits
- Insurance Committee
You can reach the Board through the Presient at firstname.lastname@example.org
or contact Carol Ford, OSC Association Manager at email@example.com
There are many benefits to joining the OSC. Whether you are a chiropody student, just graduated or ready to become a member, OSC membership gives you access to a wide array of services designed to help you build your practice, including continuing education and a variety of member benefits and discount programs.
Active full membership to the Ontario Society of Chiropodist is granted to any chiropodist who is duly qualified. The individual must be a member in good standings who is practising in Ontario and is registered as a chiropodist member class under the College of Chiropodists of Ontario.
2015-2016 Membership Dues
Student Member FREE
First Year Graduate$100
Second Year Graduate$200
Third Year Graduate$300
As a member, you will receive an Ontario Society of Chiropodist Membership Certificate with the official seal and yearly membership stickers to proudly display in your office!
Please note that the OSC fiscal year is October 1st – September 30 and fees are pro-rated.
Membership Privileges and Benefits
OSC Membership has its perks!Don’t be surprised by the fact that when you take full advantage of your benefits and discounts,your membership will end up paying for itself!
Continuing Education and Events
In addition to connecting you to colleagues across Ontario, OSC members will be privilege to significant discounts and/or priority registration to events, seminars, workshops, conferences, and continuing education webinars.
For a list of current 2016 Continuing Education Line-Up click here!
OSC Mediation Program
The goal of the mediation committee is to act as an advisory system to practitioners on what to do in order to avoid any further investigation, complication and escalation of a patient’s complaint.
OSC Mentorship Program
The group mentorship program allows mentees to benefit from a group of mentors with diverse experience and knowledge. It aims to provide coaching, information sharing and social support within the mentor group and to aid in the professional development of all chiropodists.
OSC Members Communications
OSC Monthly E-Newsletter, OSC Web Forum, OSC Twitter account, Facebook page, Facebook private group, Pinterest page and Google+.
Ontario Society of Chiropodists Fee Guide
OSC Fee Schedule has been developed in order to establish a guideline for which Chiropodists throughout Ontario are able to bill a fee for services rendered. This is also distributed to insurance companies.
Click here for a copy of the latest fee guide.
The fee guide is determined based on:
- the time requirement to perform the service
- the level of skill required to perform the service
- the cost associated to perform the service
- the education level and training required to perform the service
- the level of risk associated with performing the service
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