Thank you to all OAC members. We understand that this year did not finish the way we expected. We do however take solace in our membership comradery and the strong sense of support we felt from our Optician members. Your patience while we pivoted to online learning and the way you all engaged with the office and our speakers and sponsors really shows how proud and professional you are. We thank you for your kindness and caring. We are pleased to report that membership renewal is continuing ahead of last year's pace. Please remember to renew your membership, we need all hands-on deck for 2021 to continue to meet the needs of all opticians.
OR SEND IN A COMPLETED MEMBERSHIP FORM Download an OAC Membership Form (PDF), fill it in and send it to the Opticians Association of Canada office along with payment.
To ensure that your insurance coverage does not lapse and that you don’t miss out on the many benefits of membership, renew BEFORE DECEMBER 31, 2020.
The Opticians Association of Canada office will be closed for the holidays on December 24th, 25th, 28th, 31th, 2020 and January 1st, 2021.
The Opticians Association of Canada Board of Directors and staff wish you and yours a Happy New Year, bursting with fulfilling and exciting opportunities. And remember, if opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door!
THANK YOU TO OAC PARTNERS
The Opticians Association of Canada would like to take the opportunity to say thank you to its partners for believing in Canadian Opticians and the OAC. This year their support was drastically needed, and they showed up. Their support has helped us provide licensed Opticians across Canada with services for free or greatly reduced cost during a time of uncertainty and stress.
Please give a big shout-out to these companies who showed their integrity in following through with commitments by making the decision to partner with your national association during a difficult time for all.
Essilor, National Bank, The Optical Group, PPG, Transitions, Marcolin, Bonlook, BrokerLink, Hoya, Alcon, Deluxe Canada, Bausch + Lomb, Orca Lens Lab, Johnson & Johnson Vision, Vision Rx Lab, Weave, Dynamics Labs, Hilco Vision, Luxottica, Marketing4ECPs, Optik K&R, Plastic Plus, TechOptics International, VuePoint IDS.
We look forward to working together in 2021.
Mark your calendar! Our next live webcast will be on January 15, 2021. More details to come.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - IMPORTANT MESSAGE
The Opticians Association of Canada communicates regularly with all members. In our database there are options for communication preferences. The general default has been in the OFF position. This has created difficulty for a large number of our members who are not receiving information regarding webinars and other important communications.
Going forward this option will be set to ON for all optician members. You can easily manually turn it off by " unsubscribing" or going into your profile and turning the option to the OFF position.
The OAC remains dedicated to never sharing information with outside agencies. However, we will from time to time help communicate industry messages for our partners who help to support our events and delivery of services. We are very committed to delivering services to all our optician members and really appreciate your support. Stay safe and well.