Download the full Ontario Specialists Association Charter.

Our purpose:

  • Represent the negotiation interests of and advocate for Ontario specialists effectively

  • Serve and meet the needs of Ontario patients by enabling OSA members to ensure the viability of their medical practice, promoting modern medical science, and the prevention of disease and advancing improved access to high quality, specialized medical care

  • Recognise and respect the increasing complexity and different needs among specialists

Our vision:

  • Ontario specialists as acknowledged leaders in the delivery and advancement of specialized health care

  • Specialists are the decision-makers and experts in patient care delivery

  • Transition health care delivery to front line specialist physician experts

  • Unite, defend and support the unique needs of medical specialists with government to deliver the best services possible to Ontario patients

Specialists of Ontario need to be heard. They need to be able to freely choose who represents them, just as the primary care physicians should be able to do the same.
— Dr. David Jacobs, Radiologist & Former OMA Board Member

Core organizational values:

  • Effective Negotiation

  • Trust

  • Integrity

  • Transparency

  • Accountability

  • Leadership

  • Equality

  • Unity

  • Empowerment

  • Support