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September 29, 2020

News From The College: September 28, 2020

Get Involved as an Appointed Member on COO Committees

Serving as an appointed committee member is a personally and professionally rewarding way of contributing to safe and high-quality vision care for Ontario patients. If you are a Registered Optician interested contributing to public protection, consider getting involved.

Appointments are for a two-year term beginning January 1, 2021, ending December 31, 2023. Compensation, including reasonable expenses, is provided. The deadline for applications is October 30, 2020, and interviews with selected candidates will be held on November 23, 2020. For more information about the eligibility requirements and to apply, please visit our website

Attend the Board of Directors Meeting on YouTube on October 5 and 6

We invite you to join the next virtual Board of Directors meeting on YouTube:

•    Monday, October 5, from 9:30 to 3:30. Use this link to watch the live stream on YouTube. 
•    Tuesday, October 6, from 9:30 to 12:00. Use this link to watch the live stream on YouTube.  

The Board Meeting agenda and meeting materials will be available on the website the week before the Board meeting. Meeting highlights will be posted the following week. If you have any questions, please contact the College at or by phone at 416-368-3616 x 200. We hope you can join us.

Free Professional Growth Credits are Available on the COO website

The jurisprudence tool is an educational resource for Registered Opticians which provides information about the laws, standards, and guidelines that affect opticianry in Ontario. The handbook has been recently updated and now includes four accredited professional growth (PG) chapters. The most recent Chapter, Chapter 4: Introduction to the RHPA, is optional and can be completed every three years. For more information on the jurisprudence handbook visit our website. 

Annual Registration Renewal Portal Opens on October 30 

The online registration portal will open on October 30 for Opticians to renew their registration for 2021. Due to the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on opticians, fees for 2021 have been reduced by $250 to assist opticians register for the coming year without placing an undue burden on ROs or by extension, patients. Please contact if you have any questions about renewing your registration for 2021.  

Kind regards,
Fazal and the COO team

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