New Graduate Volunteer Membership Program
Serve and save on your membership fees
At OCA we want to help you through your professional journey. That’s why we offer new graduates the opportunity to volunteer with the OCA, instead of paying for their membership in their first membership year (August to July) as licensed chiropractors.
If you graduated within the past year or will receive your Ontario license this year, you’re eligible to participate.
- You must contribute 20 hours of your time to OCA initiatives between this coming September and June of the following year (after submitting your application to this program).
- If you’re a new grad who joins the OCA during the second half of the membership year (which runs from August 1 to July 31), you’ll receive pro-rated volunteer hours for your assigned role.
- When you agree to this volunteer commitment, we’ll waive your fees in your first membership year (August to July) as a licensed chiropractor and offer you immediate access to all our membership benefits.
For a full list of benefits, visit the Member Benefits page.
How it works
When you register for your OCA membership, you’ll be asked to choose between a paid or volunteer membership. If you choose the volunteer membership, we’ll contact you within a month for you to select your top picks from a range of available volunteer opportunities.
You will be required to sign a standard volunteer agreement, including a code of conduct for you to follow when participating in volunteering opportunities. We will coordinate training, scheduling and follow-up at an appropriate time for your chosen opportunity.
There’s absolutely no risk to you. You can switch between a paid or volunteer membership once during your first year of OCA membership, if desired. Any volunteer hours completed by the time of your change will be honoured and the amount charged for your paid membership will be adjusted accordingly.
2023/2024 New Graduate Opportunities
Our OCA volunteer initiatives are designed to help further our profession while providing you with valuable learning opportunities as a chiropractor and a member of your professional community.