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MEMBERSHIPS

OCEA's membership year runs from September 1 to August 31

NOTE:  PRIOR TO APPLYING / PAYING FOR AN INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP ONLINE, please check with your SCHOOL BOARD LEAD to see if a “School Board Subscription (SBS) with OCEA” has been purchased for that school year – if a membership is purchased individually, and then you learn that the school board has a “School Board Subscription (SBS)” for that school year, the member will only have 45 days, from the date of purchase, to request a reimbursement / refund – AFTER THAT DATE, NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED.

Membership in the Ontario Cooperative Education Association (OCEA) provides many important and useful supports for teachers involved in planning and delivering Cooperative Education and all other forms of Experiential Learning programs to secondary school students. Cooperative Education and all other forms of Experiential Learning can form an integral component of a secondary school student’s decision-making and destination planning.

BYLAW 1.4  Membership shall not be transferable and shall terminate upon death, resignation or non-payment of fees.

OCEA School Board Subscriptions (SBS) for Yearly Memberships

The Ontario Cooperative Education Association (OCEA) is, once again, offering the School Board Subscription (SBS) for membership purchases, per school board, for the 2021-2022 school year.

The SBS fee is based on the amount of Secondary Schools, Alternative and Adult Education schools in your School Board that are offering Cooperative Education and any other forms of Experiential Learning programs.

The SBS is not only for Cooperative Education teachers / educators but also any teacher or School Board educator at the Secondary School, Adult and Alternative Education level that is involved in and supports Cooperative Education and all other forms of Experiential Learning programs.

If you would like to purchase the SBS for your Secondary School, Adult Education Teachers and Board Level Educators in your District School Board for the school year, please send a “School Board Subscription (SBS) Request to be Invoiced” to our Executive Administrative Assistant, Carol Madsen at ocea@rogers.com – also, please indicate the total number of Secondary Schools, Alternative and Adult Education schools in your school board.

Once your “SBS Request to be Invoiced” has been received via email, and an invoice has been issued to you, the Executive Administrative Assistant (Carol Madsen) will send you a SBS code and as the school board lead, you, would then provide that SBS code to your Secondary School, Adult and Alternative Education Teachers and Board Level Educators to register or renew for their own individual memberships using the SBS code supplied in our online membership system at https:/www.ocea.on.ca.

PLEASE NOTE: The SBS is for Secondary School, Adult and Alternative Education Teachers and Board Level Educators ONLY – it does not include Elementary School Teachers / Educators at this time.

If you have any questions, please contact our Executive Administrative Assistant, Carol Madsen at ocea@rogers.com.

OCEA SCHOOL BOARD SUBSCRIPTION (SBS) FEES CHART 2021-2022:

Number of Secondary Schools, Alternative and Adult Education Schools in your School Board: 1 to 2 3 to 6 7 to 9 10 to 14 15 to 19 20 to 25 26 to 29 30 to 40 40 to 100 100 +
FEE: $ 200 $ 600 $ 1000 $ 1,200 $ 1,600 $ 1,900 $ 2,200 $ 2,500 $ 2,800 $ 3,100
HST (13%): $ 26 $ 78 $ 130 $1 56 $ 208 $ 247 $ 286 $ 325 $ 364 $ 403
TOTAL: $ 226 $ 678 $ 1,130 $ 1,356 $ 1,808 $ 2,147 $ 2,486  $2,825  $3,164  $3,503

 

 

2021/2022 Statutory Membership
Statutory Membership shall be available to any person who is involved in the delivery of Cooperative Education, Work Experience, Student Success, School-Work Transition and OYAP Programs or supports the objects of OCEA and is a qualified elementary or secondary teacher or administrator who holds an Ontario College of Teacher’s Certification of Qualifications and is currently working in an elementary or secondary school, a District School Board office setting, government ministry, or on leave or secondment from such a setting.
 
2021/2022 Non-Statutory Membership
Non-Statutory Membership shall be available to any person who is involved in the delivery of Cooperative Education, Work Experience, Student Success, School-Work Transition and OYAP Programs or supports the objects of the OCEA but does not hold an Ontario College of Teacher’s Certification of Qualifications.
 
2021/2022 Retired Membership
***Must be FULLY RETIRED – Please email a copy of relevant documentation stating you are FULLY RETIRED to OCEA@ROGERS.COM
 
2021/2022 Associate Membership

Candidates attending teacher’s college or an individual taking Cooperative Education AQ Part One are eligible for an ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP at a reduced fee while taking the course(s).

**Please email a copy of relevant documentation stating you are attending teacher’s college or taking Co–op AQ Part One to OCEA@ROGERS.COM.

 
Honourary
A person shall be designated as an Honourary Member by the OCEA Board who in exemplary fashion supports the Objects of the Association. An Honourary Member is not required to pay the annual membership fee.
 
Lifetime
A person shall be named a Lifetime Member by the Board of Directors who exhibits an outstanding contribution to Cooperative Education, Work Experience, Student Success, School-Work Transition or OYAP Programs. A Lifetime Member is not required to pay the annual membership fee.
 

 

Membership Benefits

  • Communicating with OCEA’s Provincial Representatives, Board of Directors who promote Cooperative Education and Experiential Learning and ensure the integrity of these programs at provincial and local levels
  • Attending OCEA sponsored Regional Events, Workshops, Symposiums and Conferences at reduced rates
  • Networking with Cooperative Education and other forms of Experiential Learning teachers / educators across the province to share ideas, resources and initiatives
  • Accessing provincial networks, resources and information related to Experiential Learning options: Cooperative Education, Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP), Work Experience, Student Success and Specialized Programs
  • Obtaining current Ministry of Education e-News Bulletins related to Cooperative Education and other forms of Experiential Learning
  • Obtaining “OCEA Student Certificate of Achievement” certificates to promote Cooperative Education / Experiential Learning in your school. Must have a paid Membership during the school year.  Resource Library-Key Word Search- “Certificate”
  • Purchasing OCEA resources, promotional materials and supplies at reduced rates (i.e. DESIGNING FOR SUCCESS and ETHICAL GUIDELINES & LEGAL ISSUES.)
  • Getting involved as an OCEA representative during Ministry initiatives of change in education
  • Serving your organization as an OCEA Provincial Representative, or as a Director on the OCEA Board
  • Nominating outstanding practitioners for The George King Award of Excellence, The S.J. “Jack” Ulan Professional Contribution Award, and The Career/LifeSkills Resources Award of Excellence in Cooperative Education

 

OCEA Constitution and Bylaws

 

OCEA Membership Handbook

Coming Soon!

 

OCEA POLICY: Refunds / Cancellations / NSF Cheques

REGISTRATION FEES AND EXTRA MEAL TICKETS: CONFERENCE / SYMPOSIUM / REGIONAL EVENTS:  Delegates will receive a 50% refund (less a non-refundable $50.00 administrative processing fee) of the CONFERENCE / SYMPOSIUM / REGIONAL EVENT registration fee only if written notification is received in our office via e-mail (Attn: Carol Madsen, ocea@rogers.com) NO LATER THAN two (2) weeks prior to the start date of the CONFERENCE / SYMPOSIUM / REGIONAL EVENT – AFTER THAT DATE, NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED.

MEMBERSHIP FEES:  NO REFUNDS ON INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIPS (please see note below for further information) AND MEMBERSHIPS ARE NON-TRANSFERABLE.

NOTE:  PRIOR TO APPLYING / PAYING FOR AN INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP ONLINE, please check with your SCHOOL BOARD LEAD to see if a “School Board Subscription (SBS) with OCEA” has been purchased for that school year – if a membership is purchased individually, and then you learn that the school board has a “School Board Subscription (SBS)” for that school year, the member will only have 45 days, from the date of purchase, to request a reimbursement / refund – AFTER THAT DATE, NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED.

RESOURCE ORDERS:  NO REFUNDS AND NO EXCHANGESALL SALES ARE FINAL.

NSF CHEQUES:  There will be a charge of $45.00 for an NSF cheque. Please allow four (4) weeks for processing of cheques to avoid this problem.

EXHIBITOR FEES:  CONFERENCE / SYMPOSIUM / REGIONAL EVENTS:  Exhibitors will receive a 100% refund (less a non-refundable $100.00 administrative processing fee) of the Exhibitor fee IF NOTIFICATION is received by email to: Attn: Carol Madsen, ocea@rogers.com NO LATER THAN 45 DAYS PRIOR to the start of the Conference / Symposium / Regional Event. AFTER THIS DATE, NO REFUND WILL BE ISSUED.