Membership Details:

ONABSE offers several categories of membership. Any individual, corporation, institution, community organization or small business that supports the mission of the organization is eligible for membership. Parents and students may be members. As an ONABSE member, you will be part of a vibrant and growing network of professionals working in educational systems throughout the province. ONABSE membership represents the best and brightest educators in school systems province wide who all share a deep commitment to improving educational opportunities and achievement within the African Canadian community.

*For a Student Membership: A student is defined as a full-time student who is not gainfully employed.
 
a. Each member shall participate in the commission of his/her choice (see commission details below). Members are encouraged to select the commission which parallels their job functions. Selection of a commission shall be made upon establishing or renewing membership.

b. A member is “good standing” when the payment of current dues has been confirmed.

The categories of membership  include:
1. Individual 2. Student 3. Retiree 4. Life 5. Subscribing Life 6. Institutional 7. Corporate 8. Small Business/Community Organization

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Individual Membership

Educators, instructors, students, principals, retirees and superintendents are eligible for participation as individual members. Annual dues for individual membership varies with member status.
$500 Life
$100 Subscribing Life
$50 Individual
$25 Individual (Affiliate or Partner Member)
$25 Retired
$20 Student

Benefits Include:

- Access to the ONABSE Network
- Eligibility for discounted ONABSE conference registration fees
- Eligibility for NABSE conference sponsorship (in some districts)
- Discounts on ONABSE events
- Discounts from ONABSE partners


Institutional Membership

This membership category affords the opportunity for substantive involvement in the mission and programs of the Alliance by educational institutions throughout the country. Eligible institutions include state departments of education, local education agencies, offices of education and research, institutions of higher education.

The annual dues assessment for institutional membership is only $1,000.

Benefits Include:

- Certificate of Institutional Membership
- Opportunity to access an impressive network of African Canadian educators
- Discount on the exhibition fee at the ONABSE Annual Conference
- Discount on advertising rates in the annual conference program, and other ONABSE publications
- Advertising Online of all professional job vacancies announced in your school district or institution
- Inclusion of promotional material in the ONABSE newsletter and distribution of information/promotional material at ONABSE events
- Recognition on ONABSE.org of your support with a link to your website home page
- 2 Complimentary Individual Memberships


Corporate Membership

For a number of years, private industry has recognized the vital importance of high quality public education in building tomorrow's workforce and ensuring the health of our communities today.

ONABSE provides a unique partnership opportunity for corporations to support the development of cooperative, innovative public-private strategies to enhance educational outcomes in the African Canadian community and therein improve the quality of tomorrow's workforce.

The annual membership fee for corporate membership is only $2,000.

Benefits Include:

- Certificate of Corporate Membership
- Discount on the exhibition fee at the ONABSE Annual Conference
- Discount on advertising rates in the annual conference program, and other ONABSE publications
- Recognition on ONABSE.org of your support with a link, via your corporate logo, to your statement of support
and home page
- Inclusion of promotional material in the ONABSE newsletter and distribution of information/promotional material at ONABSE events
- Opportunity to access an impressive network of African Canadian educators
- 2 Complimentary Individual Memberships


Small Business/Community Organization Membership

ONABSE is committed to collaborating and networking with community organizations and small businesses. ONABSE provides a unique partnership opportunity for community partners to work together to support the development of cooperative, innovative public-private strategies to enhance educational outcomes in the African Canadian community.

The annual membership fee for a Small Business/Community Organization Membership is $200.

Benefits Include:

- Discount on the exhibition fee at the ONABSE Annual Conference
- Discount on advertising rates in the annual conference program, and other ONABSE publications
- Recognition on ONABSE.org of your support with a link, via your corporate logo, to your statement of support
and home page
- Inclusion of promotional material in the ONABSE newsletter and distribution of information/promotional material at ONABSE events
- Opportunity to access an impressive network of African Canadian educators
- 2 Complimentary Individual Memberships


Commissions

The Ontario Alliance of Black School Educators is composed of a number of commissions, each of which is organized for the purpose of affording meaningful dialogue and participation of members in order to enhance the attainment of the goals of the organization. 

The commissions are:

a. Higher Education Commission: The function of this commission is to cover all aspects directly related to policies, programs and services of higher education. This may include review and assessment of delivery systems, teacher preparation, policies in education and administration.

b. Administration Commission: The function of this commission shall directly relate to the administration of school districts and the operation and management of local schools.

c. Governance in Education: The function of this commission shall be directly related to examining existing federal or provincial statutes and regulations or prevailing policies of local governing boards of school districts or institutions of higher education. Ensure that the most advantageous policies regarding the welfare of Black students and staff are in effect. Where analyses of existing statutes, regulations and/or policies suggest that modifications are required, it shall be the responsibility of this commission to develop proposed new policy, regulation or legislation.

d. Program Development and Research and Evaluation: The function of this commission shall be related to the review and assessment of the delivery system, expectations and results achieved of programs impacting black students, flowing from federal, provincial and local levels and to further provide qualifying data for applications to federal, provincial and local funding sources. Policies and administration of categorically funded programs are also examined.

e.  Instruction and Instructional Support Commission: The function of this commission shall be directly related to instructional strategies and programs and those supportive services delivered in a classroom setting.

f. Parents’ Commission: This commission shall be composed of members who are parents or court-recognized advocates and not active educators currently in the work force. The function of this commission shall be directly related to the motivation and collaboration of parents who support the ONABSE mission.

g. Student Commission: Recruit students to become members of ONABSE with a focus on leadership development for aspiring future leaders.