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.
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 - www.oanhss.org offers
quick access to information, reports, and updates on sector and
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