Employment Service Providers Membership

Employment Service Providers

As an ODEN member, your voice will contribute to ongoing initiatives to increase employment opportunities for people who have a disability. We invite you to be part of a united, provincial network to create positive change in the workplace by providing you tools, resources and learning opportunities to build your capacity for employment inclusion in Ontario.

Membership Benefits:

  • Connect with a network of over 140 employment service providers and disability organizations across the province
  • Organization listing on the ODEN website – including membership map and listing
  • Access to members only tools and resources
  • Co-branding opportunities with various marketing materials
  • Partnering and support for Employer Engagement events
  • Access to ODEN’s Business Champions League — a unique group of business leaders who are role models in their industries for disability-inclusive hiring
  • Access to employment opportunities provided through ODEN’s work with businesses in your region
  • Share promising practices, create synergies, and develop alliances and relationships to expand professional and service networks
  • Participate in exclusive ODEN Connection events and webinars
  • Showcase your agency through various media channels – interview, articles, videos, social media posts
  • Access to sponsorship and speaking opportunities at ODEN’s annual Rethinking Disability Conference and other events
  • Monthly newsletters keeping you up to date
  • Discounts for training where applicable

Employment Service Provider Membership Types

Full Membership

Full membership is available to organizations in Ontario operating employment services for people who have a disability facing barriers to employment. For each paid membership, an organization may have one voting representative. Voting representatives shall be members of the staff of the organization.

Full members will have full voting rights and privileges; be eligible to be elected to the Board, sit on committees, and access to the member-only information.

Associate Membership

Associate membership is for like-minded organizations who share the Network’s goals and objectives but do not operate employment programs. Associate members shall be without a vote.

Associate members may not hold office, but may serve on committees or taskforces of the Network.


Single Membership

An individual who shares the Network’s goals and objectives and does not qualify under other membership categories. Individual members shall be without a vote. Individual members may not hold office, but may serve on committees or task forces of the Network.

Agencies who offer an employment service qualify as a Full Member
Operating Budget Full Member Fee
$100,000 or less $250
$101,000 to $250,000 $350
$251,000 to $500,000 $375
$501,000 to $999,000 $400
Over $1,000,000 $500
Agencies who share ODEN’s goals and objectives and do not operate an employment service
Operating Budget Full Member Fee
$100,000 or less $150
$101,000 to $250,000 $200
$251,000 to $500,000 $250
$501,000 to $999,000 $300
Over $1,000,000 $400
Single Individual Membership
For individuals who share ODEN’s Goals and Objectives $25

ODEN’s membership year is from April 1 to March 31 of each year. Members joining after October 1 will have their membership prorated at 60% of the full rate and prorated based on the numbers of months remaining in the membership year.

** Please note **: If your agency operates an employment service of any kind, you are only eligible for the “full membership”. Associate membership is only for organizations that do not provide employment services but who want to support our work.

Become a Member


For more information or to determine your membership level please contact Lesley Ellis, Administrative and Membership Coordinator, at lellis@odenetwork.com or call 1-866-280-6336 Ext. 106.