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Benefits of Business Associate Membership      



OASBO encourages the membership and participation of suitable businesses through the Business Associate membership classification. OASBO will support its Business Associate members by providing opportunities for Business Associates to interact appropriately with all members in keeping with appropriate public sector business best practices especially standards regarding codes of ethics, fairness and transparency.


Act as the final arbiter on decisions about the membership of businesses seeking and/or maintaining Business Associate status.


1.       The OASBO office will post an application for business associate membership on its web-site.

2.       Business associates must exhibit the following characteristics:

a.       Reputable

i.         Good reputation and business practices

ii.        Professional and lawful

iii.       Licensed/certified to provide goods and/or services in Ontario

b.       Education or School Board oriented goods and/or services

3.       The OASBO Executive Director will review any membership application and inform the business of the  decision regarding membership.

Rights and Responsibilities

Business Associates must:

         Adhere to the OASBO Code of Ethics

         Align where possible to the goals and objectives of OASBO

          Privileges for Business Associates

         Have prime locations and signage at OASBO trade shows

         Where possible a presence on the OASBO web site

         Use the OASBO logo with permission

         Access to membership information

         Early notice of sponsorship opportunities

4.       Business Associate membership does not include attendance at OASBO Standing Committee meetings but a Business Associate can attend by invitation of the Chair.