PRACTICING MEMBERSHIP

As a Practicing Member of the RTSO, you are a person holding a valid certificate of registration from the College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario of the General, Limited or Graduate class and you practice in the province of Ontario. As a Practicing Member, you are entitled to the following benefits of membership:

  • Voting Status at all Annual and Special Meetings of the RTSO
  • Enhanced Communications of the Profession
  • College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario Representation
  • Government Representation on Matters of Interest to the Profession
  • Access to Affordable and Relevant Continuing Education Opportunities
  • Subscription to Airwaves Newsletter
  • Professional Errors & Liability Insurance (optional)
  • Stethoscope Discount Program
  • Discounted Home and Auto Insurance
  • Discounted Rates on RTSO Educational Programs

Option 1 – Insurance Package Included

Ontario Respiratory Care Society (ORCS) Membership & Benefits* included

Professional Liability & Indemnity Insurance coverage:
$2M/incident / $4M aggregate; Nil Deductible
Disciplinary Defense: $175,000/claim / $175,000 Annual Aggregate
Criminal Defense Reimbursement: $200,000/incident / $200,000 Annual Aggregate;
Sexual Abuse Counselling & Rehabilitation: $10,000/insured / $250,000 Annual Aggregate
Legal Representation Expenses: Subpoenaed as witness $1,500 each claim
Complaint $5,000 / Max annual aggregate for both $50,000

Option 2 – Insurance Package NOT Included

Ontario Respiratory Care Society (ORCS) Membership & Benefits* included

*Please visit www.on.lung.ca/orcs or call 1-888-344-(LUNG), ext 256 for complete details of ORCS membership

To Register as a Practicing Member with the RTSO go to: Application Form

ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP

As an Associate Member of the RTSO, you are a Respiratory Therapist not practicing in the province of Ontario, or any person with an interest in Respiratory Therapy. You do not hold a valid certificate of registration from the College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario in the General, Limited or Graduate class, but you may hold an Inactive class certificate. As an Associate Member, you are entitled to the following benefits of membership:

  • Enhanced Communications of the Profession
  • College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario Representation
  • Government Representation on Matters of Interest to the Profession
  • Access to Affordable and Relevant Continuing Education Opportunities
  • Subscription to Airwaves Newsletter
  • Discounted Home and Auto Insurance
  • Full Access to RTSO Internet Home Page Services

To Register as an Associate Member with the RTSO go to: Application Form

STUDENT MEMBERSHIP

As a student member of the RTSO, you have commenced training in Respiratory Therapy in an institution approved by the Canadian Medical Association/Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists Conjoint Committee on Accreditation of Training Programs for Respiratory Therapy. Once you have graduated, you are no longer eligible for Student Member status. As a Student Member, you are entitled to the following benefits:

  • Voting Status at all Annual and Special Meetings of the RTSO (after first student year)
  • Enhanced Communications of the Profession
  • College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario Representation
  • Government Representation on Matters of Interest to the Profession
  • Access to Affordable and Relevant Continuing Education Opportunities
  • Subscription to Airwaves Newsletter
  • Discounted Home and Auto Insurance
  • Full Access to RTSO Internet Home Page Services
  • Stethoscope Discount Program
  • Discounted Rates on RTSO Educational Programs

To register as a Student Member with the RTSO go to: Application Form

 

CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP

To read more about our RTSO Corporate Package Click Here.
If you would like to discuss Custom packages details contact office@rtso.ca

To register for our Corporate Package go to: Application Form

HONOURARY MEMBERSHIP

As an Honourary Member of the RTSO, you have been recognized by the Board of Directors of the RTSO for your long time dedication to the Profession of Respiratory Therapy and to the Respiratory Therapy Society of Ontario. Since 1993, all Honourary Members have been recipients of the RTSO Lifetime Achievement Award. The Lifetime Achievement Award is a bi-annual award given to a Registered Respiratory Therapist(s) who has been registered for a minimum of 20 years and who has the made a significant contribution to the profession through representing, advocating, and advancing profession. You may not be a member of the RTSO Board of Directors at the time the award is considered or awarded.

Our Current Honourary Members

  • Dr. Forrest Bird
  • Mr. Bill Butler RRT
  • Mr. Shane H. Donaldson RRT
  • Mr. Terry Heatherley RRT
  • Mr. Robert K. Merry RRT
  • Ms. Gail Lang RRT
  • Mr. Franco Pavan RRT
  • Mr. Ian Reid RRT
  • Mr. Jim Stein RRT
  • Ms. Ann Moore Weir RRT

As an Honourary Member, you are entitled to the following benefits of membership:

  • Voting Status at all Annual and Special Meetings of the RTSO
  • Enhanced Communications of the Profession
  • College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario Representation
  • Government Representation on Matters of Interest to the Profession
  • Access to Affordable and Relevant Continuing Education Opportunities
  • Subscription to Airwaves Newsletter
  • Discounted Home and Auto Insurance
  • Full Access to RTSO Internet Home Page Services

RTSO Special Interest Groups

Membership in the RTSO’s Special Interest Groups is open to Practising or Associate Members in good standing of the RTSO. Currently, the following Special Interest Groups have been formed and are recognized by the Board of Directors and the Membership of the RTSO:

Anaesthesia Respiratory Therapy Society of Ontario (ARTAO)

Ontario Association of Homecare Respiratory Therapists (OAHRT)