Associate Members

Annual fee is $318

Fees may be paid directly to the OCASA office or through payroll deduction. Fees are tax deductible and a tax receipt will be issued either by the college or by OCASA (depends on prior arrangements).


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.

Member Benefits

  • College Leadership Network
    OCASA members are leaders in their colleges and in the province. They are passionate, innovative and committed. Tap into college experience through a professional network of college leaders.
  • Mentoring Matters
    Gain personal and professional growth through a learning partnership.
  • Member Services
    Get full access to website providing up-to-date information, resources and discussion forums. Members receive timely and pertinent updates on emerging issues
  • Free Webinars Series
    Gain access to leadership and professional development webinars.
  • Professional Development
    Members pay a reduced fee for online courses and registration to the annual Leaders & Innovators Conference.
  • 2 hours Free Legal Services
    Access to legal services, with 2 hours free billing time per issue for employment related matters
  • Professional Recognition
    Recognition awards & study bursaries
  • Representation on Interests For your Future
    CAAT Pension Plan Board of Trustees; CAAT Pension Plan Sponsors’ Committee; Insured Benefits Sub-Committee; Administrative Consultative Committee (members include The Council, Colleges Ontario, Committee of Presidents, HRCC and OCASA)
  • College Administrator Magazine
    College Administrator is OCASA’S semi-annual professional journal for College Administrators. Feature articles focus on issues and news items relevant to college administration and education.