Ten Great Reasons to become a Member
1. Government Relations & Regulatory Affairs
COHA plays an important role with provincial and federal government regulators, ensuring the issues of the industry are made known to government decision makers, and offering workable solutions in a timely manner. COHA National works closely with the provincial chapters to develop integrated and sustainable policy positions for the industry.
The Ontario Chapter's primary communication tool for topical issues is the THRIVE Newsletter, which is frequently distributed by e-mail and periodically by regular mail. Newsletters provide updates and information on important issues such as government relations initiatives, new initiatives from COHA, and reminders about the resources available to you from the Association to help your business succeed.
3. Public and Media Relations
Another key communication tool for COHA Ontario association is the use of news releases to help inform other sectors and the public about important programs and policy positions of the association. As the voice of the oilheat industry in the province, COHA must position itself as the go-to organization for the media and other groups to find out about issues affecting the oilheat industry.
4. Technical Support
COHA Ontario members receive the benefit of a quick response technical support line, supported by technical experts from the industry. Inquiries regarding regulatory compliance matters, code changes, training and certification requirements, and general technical matters are answered quickly and in a clear and concise manner. COHA tracks all inquiries, and uses these responses to develop collections of best practices made available to members.
In 2009, COHA Ontario Chapter proudly launched the new Cleaner Heat™ consumer marketing campaign with one purpose in mind: to tell the modern oilheat story in a fresh compelling way so your company can compete effectively and thrive. To see the full selection of Cleaner Heat marketing materials available to you, click Members Only at left and log in with your username and password.
5. COHA Group Insurance Program Benefits
Participating members receive the benefit of the COHA Ontario Risk Management and Insurance program. Joining this group program instead of insuring individually gives members several important advantages:
- Broader coverage and more competitive rates through group buying power.
- A policy tailored for each member company's specific needs.
- Value-added services like comprehensive risk management training and claims/loss remediation not usually available to individual policyholders.
- Long-term premium stability for all participants through ongoing growth of the program.
Click on Insurance Program in the left menu for more information.
6. Website Tools and Marketing Materials
Think of this inviting and idea-packed Ontario Chapter website as a customer relations tool. Direct your customers to the detailed, helpful information about oilheat benefits, furnace upgrades, rebates, whole-home energy conservation and more. And use it yourself for training links, publications, plus connecting with colleagues through the Member Directory.
COHA Ontario Chapter proudly launched the new Cleaner Heat™ consumer marketing campaign with one purpose in mind: to tell the modern oilheat story in a fresh compelling way so your company can compete effectively and thrive. To see the full selection of Cleaner Heat marketing materials available to you, click Members Only at left and log in with your username and password.
7. Industry Database
COHA acts as the single largest collector of research and statistics for the Canadian oilheat industry. COHA’s information database makes use of data from a variety of reliable sources, combined with specific research initiatives undertaken by COHA. COHA’s goal is to provide Canadian-specific data that is so desperately needed. COHA National maintains the central repository of information comprised of national and provincial information sources.
As a COHA member, you have access to member-only services on the COHA National website, coha.ca, including detailed daily Degree Days reports across the country. This data is archived to allow users to do comparisons as well as access the latest daily reports at the touch of a button.
8. Ontarto Chapter's annual Education Day
The purpose of Education Day is to help you learn, share, grow your business, and thrive in today's competitive environment. Participants rave about the exceptional learning and networking experience provided by top speakers, breakout discussion sessions, product exhibits and more. The location is always in a resort setting with amenities that provide a welcome break from one's busy work schedule.
9. National Symposium
COHA hosts a national symposium each year. The symposium puts members in direct contact with the people and organizations affecting the industry, and also provides tools to grow your business and improve the services you provide customers.
10. Education & Training
COHA is dedicated to continued learning and training throughout the industry. Working with a variety of partner organizations and government regulators, COHA is the leader in the development of national and provincial training programs on a variety of topics and servicing relevant regulatory certification requirements in each jurisdiction. COHA members are able to participate in the latest training programs available to ensure a continued commitment to high quality service delivery to oilheat customers.