Value for Membership

OANHSS is one of the oldest provincial associations representing the not-for-profit long term care sector and a leading organization that is shaping the future of care, services and housing for seniors in Ontario. The work of the Association falls into four core areas: advocacy, communications, member services and education. Within each of these, member input and expertise drive the direction and actions taken.


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.


We strive to make maximum 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 and 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.

Member Services

Preferred Pricing Programs - using our collective buying power we have negotiated discount pricing and preferred service arrangements for the products and services members use most. From customized employee benefits programs, to telecommunications, to bulk buy arrangements, our programs deliver superior quality and substantial savings.

OANHSS On-line - offers quick access to information, reports, and updates on sector and Association activities.

Other Services - include our Marketplace employment service, annual member awards program, sector-specific publications, and an annual Membership Directory and Supplier Guide.


Timely, sector-specific, high quality - OANHSS educational programs and sessions are intensive, interactive and hands-on, addressing new developments, issues and challenges and providing the knowledge and information organizations need in their day-to-day operations. Programs feature outstanding speakers and facilitators who are experts in their field.

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