By becoming a member of the Association of the Chemical Profession of Ontario, you are joining your fellow professionals in promoting and unifying our chemical community. Province-wide we work with the public, government officials, employers, youth, and each other to push our industry further; to become a more recognized, more standardized, more sanctioned body of practicing professionals.
Welcome to the advantage of being a Chartered Chemist!
Now, more than ever, the public needs credible experts in chemistry. Professional chemists monitor and safeguard the environment, the workplace and a host of consumer goods. The ACPO has been the recognized provincial association for professional chemists for over 35 years. As a member, you bring stability and stature to an ever expanding field of science applied to today’s realities.
As a member, you have the right to display the C. Chem. Certificate and use the C. Chem. stamp on your professional reports. You’ll also enjoy a number of benefits tailored to your needs, business and pleasure, while keeping your finances intact.
Licensure and public protection
By pursuing licensure for chemists, Ontario is moving closer to restricting the practice of chemistry to professionals who are duly qualified, and who are governed by the Association’s code of Ethics. This in turn will significantly enhance the protection of the public in chemically-related matters. Furthermore, licensure will increase the demand and respect for qualified chemists in the workplace. Your membership fuels the drive for this demand and protection.
Right to title
Full members of the ACPO may use the title of Chartered Chemist and the abbreviation of C. Chem. These designations are recognized in Ontario and reciprocally in other jurisdictions. It is evidence to the public and your peers that you have met the exacting standards of the ACPO and are bound by its Code of Ethics.
Tax deductible dues
Your annual dues are fully income tax deductible since the ACPO exists under an Act of Parliament. If you pay the dues personally, be sure to claim the full amount, and include your receipt with your completed tax form to Taxation Canada. The real cost to you is then only a fraction of your ACPO annual dues.
Keep informed with the Chartered Chemist News
You will receive a free copy of the ACPO’s official publication issued exclusively to its membership each year. The Chartered Chemist News is filled with valuable and up-to-the-minute information on professional technical issues, interest articles and supplier information of immediate use. It also provides a key forum for effective inter-member communication. Don’t hesitate to contribute your scientific, business or opinion articles any time.
Errors and Omissions Insurance
Companies and individuals with gross annual revenues of less than $200,000 can apply for the insurance by completing an application form and submitting it to the company representative. Premiums start as low as $200 for the $250,000 limit. Questions can be addressed to Gerry Olsthoom at 1-888-404-0000.
Professional Liability Insurance is highly recommended for all professional chemists. Ensure that you are protected against possible financial loss!
Group life insurance rates
Due to the buying power of our group, you have access to preferred rates on life insurance through the reputable underwriter, Manulife Financial. This benefit becomes a cost-effective addition to employer-coverage. Plus, your policy is completely portable should you change positions or relocate. For more information, call Manulife at 1-800-668-0195 to get your free, no obligation brochure. Mention the ACPO/CIC member group plan. Their service staff will be happy to assist.
Group Home and Auto Insurance
You also have access to preferred rates on Home and Auto insurance through Johnson Inc. For more than 125 years, Johnson Inc. has been delivering high quality home and auto insurance and plan benefits to Canadians and today they are one of the country’s leading and fastest growing providers of insurance products and benefits. For more information, call1-877-221-2127 and mention the ACPO member group plan (GZ) or visit their web site.
Enjoy lower National Tilden car rental rates
The ACPO and National Tilden have teamed to offer you reduced rates on car rentals. Now you can enjoy Association Rates whether you are on a business trip or simply travelling for pleasure. Just present proof of current ACPO membership and quote ACPO’s corporate ID #3613432, when booking your vehicle at any of National Tilden’s convenient rental outlets. Their toll-free number is 1-800-387-4747 anywhere in Canada.
Career transition services
For ACPO members between positions, your Association can provide valuable assistance in career transition.
- Positions wanted and positions available advertisements are provided to you as a free service in the Chartered Chemist News.
- Networking opportunities are available at ACPO functions.
- Be sure to call your local district councillor, who can help you connect with other members who may have valuable re-employment information.
The ACPO recognizes special situations whereby annual fees can be waived for unemployed members or those having returned to studies full time. Some conditions apply such as having been a paying full member for a minimum of one year before applying for a waiver or submitting proof of full-time studies. If that is the case, you may contact the ACPO office at 1-800-260-0992 or your district councillor.
Special CAA program
The Canadian Automobile Association can provide Corporate Membership Benefits for ACPO members. Call them at 1-800-341-2226, and mention you are an ACPO member, when you join or renew your membership at CAA. For more information, visit:
CAA Corporate Membership Program
Your local area councillor is always happy to assist, and wants to hear from you. See your membership card for your councillor’s number. We’re here to help.