Ontario Coroners Association

A voluntary association of coroners practicing in Ontario

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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 2017 dues you will get access to our Member's Only site. New members will be assigned a username and password.

OCA Annual Meeting 2017

The date is set for our 2018 conference and annual general meeting. 

Set your calendar to busy for Saturday, May 5, 2018. We are moving to Niagara Falls itself, with the Sheraton being our host hotel.

Check back soon for details on hotel rooms, pricing and reistration.

Membership Dues 2018

The 2018 membership drive will begin soon. We are hoping to move to a system for easier online payment, while leaving a mail in option available. Dues will remain at $150.00

OCA Tour 2018

24th Annual Ontario Coroners, Pathologists & General Physicians trip to Costa Rica

November 14 - 26, 2018

Your tour to Costa Rica will be full of fun and adventure. Start with a visit to Tortiguero “The Amazon of Costa Rica”.  Connect on a deeper level with nature around you, stimulating your senses. 

This gem is known for its beaches, volcanoes, and biodiversity. Roughly one quarter of its area is made up of protected jungle teeming with wildlife including Spider Monkeys and Quetzal Birds. Join us for a reflective journey into the heart of one of the most biodiverse places on the planet - Costa Rica!


For full brochure and itinerary click here.Hosted by Dr. Peter Cameron.

OCA News

  • New sections for CME and outside links have been added. They will appear once you log in.
  • New - Presentations from the OCA 2016 and 2017 Spring Meetings have been added to the Members Only - Conference Presentation section. You must be a Member of the OCA to view. 
  • Information on effect of Order In Council appointments and corporations - click here.
  • The OCA history and past executive articles have been updated, but there are still a few holes. Please contact us if you have any further information.
  • Updated Regional Director list in the Members' Only section.
  • See this story to see how funds raised through the OCA Tours helped build a new school in Africa.

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.
To contact the Office of the Chief Coroner click here for an online form or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to open a message in your default e-mail program.
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.