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Welcome to the Ontario Coroners Association Website!
If you find an error please use the Contact Us link to let us know.
If you need to contact the Office of the Chief Coroner regarding an investigation please see the link below.
With payment of 2014 dues you will get access to our Member's Only site. New members will be assigned a username and password.
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.
Ontario Coroners Association
2014 Ontario Coroners Association (OCA) Membership and Website
Annual OCA Membership dues were due in January for the 2014 calendar year. The renewal form is attached. 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. We need your support to continue to represent you! A receipt and log in information for the website will be sent to you by our Webmaster. You do not need a password to renew your membership.
Payments to Order-in-Council Appointees versus Medical Professional Corporations
My December 2013 Report outlined two options for incorporated physicians to potentially deal with the Order In Council (OIC) payment policy that was distributed in December by the Office of the Chief Coroner. My full report can be found on the website under President’s Reports in the Members Only section. The OCA has engaged OMA legal services to represent our interests and an initial meeting with the Interim Chief Coroner has occurred to begin discussions to try to obtain an exemption
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.