Hospital Auxiliaries Association of Ontario (HAAO)

There is a geographic regional structure, with each of the 12 regions having its own elected executive. The chairmen of each region provide an important link between the regions, their constituents and the Provincial Association.

The Executive Committee of HAAO is comprised of 10 members - President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, Past President and 5 Directors (Business, Resource, Education, Regions and Students). These Executive members together with the 12 Region Chair comprise the Board. In addition there are the following subcommittees: Convention, Finance, Nomination, Resource and Registration.

Benefits of Belonging

HAAO member organizations and their volunteers can participate in various activities and receive certain benefits:
  • Opportunity to attend educational events designed particularly to support healthcare volunteers in their various roles (Regional and Provincial workshops, Seminars and Annual Convention)
  • Obtaining Education Grants to assist with attendance at Educational Events
  • Networking opportunities for support and sharing ideas
  • Availability of resource materials to assist in managing and developing the local organization
  • Be part of a vibrant, Provincial Organization with a rich history and strong connection to the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA)
  • Availability of HAAO Board and Executive members as speakers
  • Access to the HAAO awards, pins and product lines
  • Build Role Models and Partnerships
  • Designate one of your registrants at the Convention to be voting delegates at the AGM
  • Nominate your Members for Provincial Life Memberships
  • Nominate your deceased Members for the HAAO Membership Honour Roll
  • Submit photographs for the HAAO Annual Competition
  • Nominate a student for an HAAO Student Award
  • Nominate your members for Regional and Provincial Leadership Positions


All Ontario hospital auxiliaries & associations are eligible for membership in HAAO. Application is made by the executive officers acting on behalf of their members. On payment of the annual fee, the amount of which is based on the healthcare facility bed-size, the auxiliary/ association is recognized as a member in good standing, subject to the approval of the HAAO Board.

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