OCA closures, Advertising and Taxation Changes in 2017
Note: The OCA will be closed on Monday, Feb. 20th for the Family Day holiday.
|Live Q&A with OCA President Dr. Ayla Azad and CEO Dr. Bob HaigThursday, February 23, 12:15–1 PM
We believe it is important for our members to have opportunities to connect directly with OCA leadership. This telephone town hall is an opportunity to learn more about the strategy and thinking behind our advertising efforts and discover what we have planned for 2017 to promote the profession.
Dr. Ayla Azad (President), Dr. Bob Haig (CEO) and Miguel Pacheco (Director of Marketing and Communications) will give a 20-minute presentation and then open the floor for a live Q&A for 30 minutes. If you would like to submit questions in advance, please fill out this form.
The telephone town hall will be available toll-free to members across the province. By registering now, you will guarantee that you receive the call-in number and a reminder before the town hall begins. We hope you can join us!
Do you want to develop your networking and presentation skills, engage with patients and colleagues in your community while supporting the profession? You can do all of this and more by joining the OCA's Community Engagement & Leadership Program (CELP).
There are three ways you can participate in CELP:
Volunteers receive ongoing training and support, updates on upcoming events and opportunities to inspire and connect with other members. We would love to have you join us as a CELP volunteer. Let's promote chiropractic together!
POSSIBLE TAXATION OF HEALTH BENEFITS (message passed on from OCA)
"The federal government is considering measures to treat employer health and dental benefits plans as a taxable benefit. This would lead to higher costs for health benefits, and likely lead to a reduction in coverage especially for people employed by small businesses.
The OCA is organizing joint advocacy with other healthcare associations including the CCA to speak with one voice against this proposed tax. We will continue to update you as information becomes available.
On our website, you can learn more about the potential effects of a tax on health benefits, find key messages to use when discussing this with your patients, and download a sample email and handout which encourages patients to sign the petition at www.donttaxmyhealthbenefits.ca.
What You Can Do
The federal government needs to hear from your patients that taxing these essential health benefits will negatively affect millions of Canadians. Here is how to take action:
- Encourage your patients to share their concerns with their MP or Minister of Finance by visiting www.donttaxmyhealthbenefits.ca
- Share this important message on social media using the hashtag #donttaxmyhealthbenefits
- Share the CCA's sample email and handout with your patients to encourage them to engage on this issue: