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Informed Member Series

Educating our members is one of the key functions of the Ottawa Police Association. In doing so we empower members to become more active and engaged in the Association, and contribute to the better representation of our membership. We hope you visit here often, and help us understand your areas of interest in the organization.

July 12, 2018

IMS – 13 OMERS Comprehensive Review: OPA’s Summary & Assessment of the OMERS’ Short-Listed Changes

April 28, 2016

IMS – 1 Advocacy Education and Support

President Matt Skof describes the OPA’s mission statement and description of our underlying objectives.
April 28, 2016

IMS – 2 Being an Effective Voice

President Matt Skof describes why it is important for the OPA to be an active voice on policing issues within the community. He also outlines the OPA's core responsibilities as a voice on behalf of members - active and retirees.
April 28, 2016

IMS – 3 Financial Accountabiliity

Vice President and Finance Chair Iain Pidcock describes our multi-point accountability structure which ensures that OPA spending is focused on member welfare.
April 28, 2016

IMS – 4 Grievance Procedures

CAO Bill Cole provides an introduction to the grievance procedure and how OPA defends member interests when it comes to the administration of the collective agreements.
April 28, 2016

IMS – 5 Collective Barganing

CAO Bill Cole provides an introduction to the collective bargaining process, research, ratification and dispute resolution systems.
April 28, 2016

IMS – 6 Special Investigation Unit Protocol

Labour Officers Mike Lamothe and Pat Laflamme set out the OPA's protocol for when members are involved in Special Investigation Unit interactions.
April 28, 2016

IMS – 10 Dental Benefits

OPA Benefit Coordinator Geoff Davis outlines the dental benefits entitlements.
June 29, 2014

IMS – 11 Ending Mandatory Retirement

CAO Bill Cole explains the recent changes to the collective agreements’ mandatory retirement language.