Membership Benefits

Join your peers. Become a member of the Canadian Orthopaedic Association. We value your membership. We’re working for you.

You enjoy access to quality CME programmes at reduced member rates; you can learn about the latest ideas and innovations from researchers and manufacturers; you can apply to prestigious national and international travelling fellowships; or you can connect with leading thinkers in orthopaedics.

Annual Meeting

Considerably reduced registration fees are offered exclusively to all categories of membership.

Communications & Access to Education


  • Weekly e-newsletter, the COA Dispatch where members can promote courses and events in your centre, request participation in a research survey or share news of interest with your colleagues.
  • Reduced annual subscription fees to the Bone & Joint Journal and to Bone & Joint 360.  These can be purchased at the time of your membership renewal or anytime throughout the year The BJJ covers the most clinically challenging areas in orthopaedics and provides the very best information required for each orthopaedic subspecialty. Bone & Joint 360 is a digest journal designed to keep you up-to-date across all areas of orthopaedics.
  • Complete access to myorthoevidence.comOrthoEvidence is an online provider of the highest quality orthopaedic evidence providing instant access to summaries and appraisals of the best available research.
  • Access to job listings in the COA Job Board where members can advertise an available position in your centre at no charge or be notified when a new job is posted online.
Networking Opportunities
  • Travelling Fellowship opportunities are available to COA members exclusively.
  • By attending a COA event or meeting, members gain valuable networking opportunities with their colleagues from across the country.
Advocacy, Media and Government Relations
  • The COA represents the viewpoints and best interests of the orthopaedic community with provincial and federal Health Ministries, the Royal College, the Canadian Medical Association and other key stakeholders.
  • Strength in numbers to address major concerns in the profession, such as the current underemployment of surgeons across Canada.
  • Members are encouraged to take a leadership role in local advocacy effortsusing tools at your disposal through the COA web site.
Fostering You Through Training to Retirement
  • There are no annual membership dues for resident and fellow members as well as for our senior members who have retired from active clinical practice.
  • Orthopaedic graduates who are not yet in a full-time position are also not charged any annual membership fees. Dues are then decreased by 50% during your first year of active clinical practice.
Membership in Affiliated Societies
  • COA membership is a now a prerequisite in order to join several Canadian subspecialty societies.

What Are Your COA Membership Benefits?