There are so many reasons to join the OACCPP!
Membership offers you the opportunity to join a professional network of mental health practitioners and leverage a wide variety of comprehensive tools to support you as a mental health professional.
The OACCPP offers several different types of membership depending on the criteria. Membership classifications consist of:
- general members;
- affiliate members; and,
- student members.
In order to be eligible for a general membership, the applicant must:
- Have graduate standing (master’s degree, doctorate or equivalent) in a course of study related to mental health from an accredited institution
- Be a member in good standing with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)
General members have access to the group liability insurance unsupervised.
At this level you must hold ONE of the following:
- a four-year diploma from a private training institute in a specific modality of psychotherapy;
- a degree in nursing, occupational therapy, medicine or other related fields and additional two years training in a specific modality of psychotherapy; or,
- a post-secondary degree or diploma related to mental health from an accredited college or university (two or three-year diploma or three or four-year degree).
Affiliate members must be supervised by an eligible supervisor to access the group liability insurance rate.
At this level you must be:
- currently enrolled in full-time studies in a masters-level program related to mental health at an accredited institution.
Student members must be supervised by an eligible supervisor to access the group liability insurance.
As an OACCPP member, we offer you opportunities to connect with other mental health professionals, a platform to share your work in the field, promotion of your services to the public, comprehensive insurance coverage and much more!
We make it our mission to ensure that our members have access to membership benefits that assist in the further development of your professional career.
Preferred Liability Insurance Coverage
The OACCPP national Liability Insurance program exceeds all industry requirements; has no deductible; and includes abuse, general liability coverage, and free legal advice.
McFarlan Rowlands offers online renewals where members can choose their coverage, renew their policy and receive their certificate and receipt within minutes.
Home & Auto Insurance Coverage
Members receive rates below the standard market, 0% financing and access to the free legal, health, and mortgage expert assistance hotline.
You also have access to Aviva Auto Assist!
This service provides auto repair assistance, appraisal service as well as safety tips and advice.
Extended Health Benefits Coverage
As a mental health professional, you know that being healthy is more than a good diet and exercise. Part of well being is feeling secure, knowing that you and your family are protected.
As a member of the OACCPP, you have access to an insurance broker that can customize your extended health benefits insurance to better meet your unique needs at prices not normally available to the public.
Become Certified with the OACCPP
Certification by OACCPP recognizes the aptitudes, knowledge and skills of the mental health professional. Certified members have the opportunity to be listed on our Associations' Certified Member Profile list. This tool is available to the general public and can help your practices gain more exposure.
Applicants must be a general member with the OACCPP and hold a graduate degree from a recognized university, with an emphasis on psychology, counselling and other behavioural sciences related to the mental health field.
Access to the OACCPP Regional Networking Groups
The OACCPP offers regional networking groups across Toronto, Hamilton, London, and Barrie. Regional Networking Groups connect you with other members and expand your professional network by allowing members to meet, share, and exchange ideas in a supportive environment.
Regional Networking groups meet as often as they'd like and set their own meeting agendas. The OACCPP will provide the support required to help facilitate the creation, growth and development of the group.
For those that would like to spearhead their own Regional Networking Groups, the OACCPP will play a supporting role in promoting each group to our membership prior to the inaugural meeting. Thereafter, the OACCPP will continue to support these groups by promoting future meeting dates on our Pulse e-newsletter!
To learn more, log in to your OACCPP account and visit the "Member Resources" section.
Inclusion in the Find A Therapist Directory
We are proud to offer our members the opportunity to promote their practice on our Find A Therapist directory. This directory is accessible to the general public and can be used to provide prospective clients with an overview of your services and a link to your website.
10% off Leading Edge Seminar Workshops
Members of the OACCPP are eligible for a 10% discount off regular Leading Edge Seminars workshops year-round! You can save $25-$46 on most Leading Edge Seminars workshops!
10% off Regular SickKids CCMH Learning Institute Workshops
SickKids CCMH, Learning Institute, offers advanced training to those who work in a variety of mental health professions and invite leaders in the field of mental health to present relevant evidence-based training programs.
Access to The Pulse E-Newsletter Every Week
The Pulse is an e-newsletter delivered exclusively to OACCPP members via their email inbox. This newsletter keeps members abreast of important announcements, workshops, regional networking events and so much more!
GoodLife Fitness Discount Program for OACCPP Members
The OACCPP recognizes the importance of physical health in contributing to overall mental wellness. That's why we have partnered with GoodLife Fitness to offer OACCPP members the opportunity to access GoodLife Fitness clubs across Canada at a discounted rate!
Free Subscription to the OACCPP's Psychologica Magazine
The Psychologica magazine is a bi-annual publication put together by members and staff of the OACCPP. Each edition features an exciting collection of research and insight from mental health professionals. As a member, you will receive an electronic copy of each edition through our Pulse e-newsletter.
If you're looking to have your work published, members have the opportunity to contribute to Psychologica. This presents a great opportunity to have your work read by other industry professionals across the province!
Members can access the latest edition of the magazine by logging on to their OACCPP account and navigating to the "Association Resources" section.
Complete the online membership application form.
- You will be prompted to include the required documents (photocopies accepted):
- A non-refundable administration fee of $45.00 is required upon submitting your application. This payment can be made by credit card, cheque or E-Transfer.
Upon submitting your application, payment, and documents, please allow 7-10 business days to review and process your membership application.
All documents and the administration fee must be received before an application can be processed. The full membership fee must be received upon notice of approval before the membership process is completed.
*Plus a $45.00 one-time administration fee upon submission.
The OACCPP membership year runs from January 1st to December 31st. Renewal payments are to be made on or before December 31st. Any membership fee not paid by December 31st will incur a late fee of $25. Any unpaid membership as of February 28th will be cancelled.