About Business Partnerships

This is your opportunity to promote your organization’s products and services to over 160 OACAO member organizations with a combined membership of over 200,000 older adults centres/senior active living centres from across Ontario. Opportunities are available for your organization to become involved with the OACAO at a variety of  levels. The levels and benefits are described below.

We look forward to sharing the unique aspects of your organization with our exciting and dynamic association!

Become a Business Partner

Business Partnership Categories

Opportunities are available for your organization to become involved with the OACAO at four levels:

NEW: Platinum Partner (Annual fee: $2,000) Introductory Rate

  • At least quarterly, OACAO will retweet and/or add comments to partners’ tweets on Twitter.
  • At least quarterly, OACAO will like, comment on and/or share on partners’ Facebook page.
  • Brief write-up on partnership will be posted on OACAO Facebook and Twitter accounts.
  • One editorial guest post on Facebook.
  • Opportunity to make a 20 – 30 minute presentation during an OACAO webinar to highlight company products and services or an educational piece for OACAO members. (one webinar annually)
  • Priority location for company logo on the OACAO website home page Business Partner Carousel with a hot link to your company website.
  • Priority location for brief write-up on OACAO website Business Partner page with a link to your website.
  • Plus: All benefits listed below as a Gold Business Partner.

Gold Partner (Annual fee: $1,500)

  • Exhibitor Table at the Trade Show of the OACAO Annual Conference on October 29, 2018 (a $425 value).
  • Inclusion of your company name in the Conference Brochure and in the Trade Show listing.
  • Promotional material may be put into the Conference Delegate Kits (no extra charge).
  • Logo on the OACAO website home page Business Partner Carousel with a hot link to your company website.
  • Brief write-up on the Business Partner page of the OACAO website with a link to your website.
  • Membership Directory with your company listed on the Business Partners page.
  • OACAO Annual Report with your company listed on the Business Partners page.
  • OACAO will follow and support your activities on Twitter account.
  • OACAO will follow and support your activities on Facebook account.
  • Company website and contact information listed in each OACAO newsletter.
  • Marketing material or advertisement included in each OACAO newsletter, distributes via OACAO’s List Serve and by mail.
  • Provides you with a members-only List-Serve that gives you instant access to more than 450 individuals who work in the field of older adults. This includes sector trends, opportunities and OACAO events and services.
  • Business Partner Certificate.
  • Invited to participate in the Seniors Information and Active Living Fairs. A minimum of 60 Fairs will be held across Ontario in 2018–2019 (fees may apply). Awaiting final approval.

Silver Partner (Annual fee: $1,200)

  • All of the Gold Partner benefits, excluding an Exhibitor Table at the Trade Show of the OACAO Conference.

Conference Partner (Annual fee: $425)

  • Exhibitor Table at the Trade Show of the OACAO Annual Conference at the Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale, Mississauga, Ontario, Monday, October 29, 2018.
  • Inclusion of your company name in the Conference Brochure and in the Trade Show listing.
  • Opportunity to talk directly to over 140+ delegates who are centre staff and volunteer leaders from across the province that are responsible for the operation of centres.
  • Promotional material may be put into the Conference Delegate Kits (additional charge).

Other Opportunities / Add On’s

Social Media (Annual fee: $500) Introductory Rate (must be a current Gold or Silver Business Partner to access)

  • At least quarterly, OACAO will retweet ad comment on partners’ accounts.
  • At least quarterly, OACAO will like, comment on or share on partners’ Facebook page.
  • Brief write-up on partnership will be posed on OACAO Facebook and Twitter accounts.
  • One editorial guest post on Facebook.
  • Opportunity to make a 20 – 30 minute presentation during a webinar to highlight company and services or an educational piece for OACAO members (one webinar annually).

Regional Special Event or Workshop Sponsorship – per event: $500 – $1,000 (stand alone add on, must be a current Business Partner to access)

  • Online logo placement on event page and emails.
  • Logo placement on event marketing materials.
  • Opportunity to speak to participants and hand out promotional material at Regional Events or workshops.
  • Post pictures of event on Facebook and Twitter.

Aging Well Conference Sponsorship – $500 – $5,000

  • List of Conference Sponsorship Opportunities will be listed on the OACAO website when available.
  • Levels will include specific benefits – please refer to conference sponsorship package.
  • Logo placement in conference marketing materials and on OACAO website.
  • Acknowledgement of sponsorship listed on Facebook and Twitter.

An active and healthy lifestyle for older adults is critical to a thriving society. At Arbor Memorial, we are committed to enhancing the quality of life in the communities we serve. We are proud to support the OACAO and its positive impact on the lives of so many older adults in Ontario.

Business Partnership Benefits

Our goal is to help you market your products and/or services to the 200,000 older adults that participate in activities at older adult centres across the province.

BENEFIT 1:

Your company name and email address listed in the OACAO Newsletter distributes to all members. The option to include a flyer OR written article in each copy of the OACAO newsletter sent out 4 times per year and posted on the OACAO website. (Newsletter deadlines June 6, September 5, December 5 and March 6, 2019)

BENEFIT 2:

Your logo on the newly developed OACAO website home page Business Partner Carousel with a link to your webpage.

BENEFIT 3:

A brief write up about your company on the OACAO website Business Partners’ page with your contact information, website and email address.

BENEFIT 4:

OACAO will follow and support activities of partners who have a Twitter account.

BENEFIT 5:

OACAO will follow and support activities of partners who have a Facebook account.

BENEFIT 6:

Your company name and website in the OACAO Annual Report.

BENEFIT 7:

Your company name and contact information in the Annual Business Partner Directory.

BENEFIT 8:

Upon becoming a partner of the OACAO, you will be invited to join the List Serve of over 450 individuals, giving you immediate access to pertinent information regarding older adults and older adult centres. A brief introductory write-up about new Business Partners will be sent on List Serve.

BENEFIT 9:

Access to staff and volunteers in over 160 Older Adult Centres and organizations across Ontario.

BENEFIT 10:

Access to membership in Centres of over 200,000 older adults.

BENEFIT 11:

As a Platinum Partner, Gold Partner or Conference Partner you will have an Exhibitor Table at our Annual Conference Trade Show where you will have the opportunity to talk directly to over 140+ Centre staff and volunteer leaders from across the province that are responsible for the operation of centres. (Trade Show date is Monday, October 29, 2018 at The Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale, Mississauga)

BENEFIT 12:

Invitation to attend the OACAO Annual General Meeting.

BENEFIT 13:

The opportunity to participate in the Seniors Information and Active Living Fairs organized province-wide by the OACAO (a separate fee may be required). The OACAO is awaiting funding approval to support our members to host 60+ Fairs across the province for 2018-2019.

BENEFIT 14:

Where permitted, the opportunity to provide flyers and get connect to the members of OACAO’s member centres across the province or in a specific region.

BENEFIT 15:

The opportunity to provide sponsorship and/or attend provincial or regional OACAO events and local OACAO member events. (additional fee may apply)

BENEFIT 16:

Access to the OACAO Member Profile (statistical analysis of the OACAO membership) researched and published every other year. The 2015 Member Profile Survey is now available.

We have been pleased with our strong and collaborative partnership over the last decade. We find it to be mutually beneficial to the OACAO and Collette.