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With payment of 2014 dues you will get access to our Member's Only site. New members will be assigned a username and password.
Ontario Coroners Association
2014 Ontario Coroners Association (OCA) Membership and Website
Annual OCA Membership dues begin in January for the 2014 calendar year. The renewal form is attached for those that have not signed up yet. The OCA website has been updated with past history and new articles of interest. If you have not signed up as a new or returning OCA Member, please take this opportunity to do so now. Benefits of membership include reduced fees for OCA social events and conferences, as well as access to the Members Only section of our website, with interesting articles and valuable resources. You do not need a password to renew your membership.
I attended the Course for New Coroners on June 21, 2014 to welcome about 20 new coroners that will be appointed this year. They were invited to become members of the OCA with free membership for the balance of the year.
New Forensic Pathologist Coroners
On July 2, 2014 several Forensic Pathologists from the Provincial Forensic Pathology Unit were sworn in as new coroners. A memo was circulated by the OCC to indicate that they will be starting to work collaboratively with us on homicides and criminally suspicious cases starting July 14, 2014 for cases involving the Toronto Police Service initially, with review and expansion to the GTA and other FPUs over time.
As investigating coroners now, the new FP Coroners were also welcomed and offered free membership in the OCA for the rest of this year.
Extreme Heat Events
Machealth (an e-Learning innovation within the School of Medicine at McMaster University) has produced an online course on extreme heat events. Also on the site are information and tools for health care providers on the dangers of extreme heat, and how to properly prevent, diagnose and treat heat-related illnesses.
Note: you need to register with machealth to take the course. It is free to join.
Click here to open the link to the course.
New files added to the Members Only section:
Exective and Regional Representative contact information
Exeutive Member position descriptions
Code of Ethics in English and French
Coroner Jacket and Vest order form
Coroner recommended Personal Protective Equipment
AGM Minutes from 2003 to 2012
Several new articles of interest to coroners
Office of the Chief Coroner
The Office of the Chief Coroner is responsible for death investigations and will help in dealing with questions about investigations and inquests.
For more information about the Office of the Chief Coroner click here.
OCC reports are in the Documents section or can be linked to here.
The Art and Science of Being a Coroner
Please follow this link to an excellent piece from Ontario coroner Dr. S. Aitken on the art and science of being a coroner. It is a unique job and we can be proud fo the work we do for the people of Ontario.