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

OCA Spring Conference  and AGM 2020

Save the date!
OCA Spring conference and AGM are set for May 30th.
We're going back to The Pillar & Post right in beautiful Niagara-on-the-Lake after last year's great event.  It will be another full day affair. This year we will have our dinner event at Fort George. Registration and full details will be available soon.
Rooms will be only  254 a night, a substantial discount at this amazing venue. Rooms must be booked by April21, 2020.
Go to www.vintage-hotels.com , click on Book Now, select the Pillar & Post and chose your dates. Enter 3213402 into the Group ID field and press the Make Your Resevarion button. To book by phone, call 1-888-669-5544, ask for reservations and tell them you are part of the OCA.
See you there!



Membership Dues 2020

The  2020 membership drive is now active. The dues remain unchanged at $150.00.

We have set up a new membership system using PayPal as our payment processor. If you have a PayPal account, go ahead and login as usual. If not, just click the pay by credit card option and follow the prompts. We also have a pay by cheque option. You will have to press the offline payment option button at the bottom of the registration page, then follow the instructions that follow.

Click here to open the Membership registration page.

Important - When you set up your membership you get to select your username and password. Please remember these, but do not try to use yet. For technical reasons we're having to redo the Ontario Coroners Association website. There is a lot of content and it is a long process. We've created ontca.net to handle membership registration, but continue to use ontca.ca for conttent. We'll let you know when the move is done and you ca use either address and your new username and password.

Thank your for your ongoing support and patience.


Custom Coroner Jackets

A new vendor recently came forward with two types of jackets to help keep you warm and dry in the field. Chose either a 3 in 1 cold weather or wind and waterproof version. Both can be customized with OCA and OCC logos. A reflective coroner patch can be sewn on or detachable so you can get more use out of your garment.

Click here for descriptions and pricing.

The OCA gets no financial benefit from the sale of these items.


Opioid Investigative Aid

Updated with OIA Form ver 2.2

For your convenience we have created a new directory in the Member's Only section where you can the Coroner's Investigative aid form, support documents and relevant articles.

This aid can only be opened in Adobe Acrobat  (Reader or Pro)

Click here once you have logged in to go to the section.

OCA News

  • Sections for CME and outside links have been added. They will appear once you log in.
  • Presentations from the OCA 2018 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.