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Who are we?

The Canadian Orthoptic Council (COC) is the body sanctioned by the Canadian Ophthalmological Society to certify and govern Orthoptists in Canada.

We work to ensure that Canadians are getting safe and effective care.

What is an Orthoptist?

An Orthoptist is an allied health care professional with specialized knowledge of the visual system and how it relates to binocular vision and ocular motility disorders, ocular neuromuscular anomalies and visual dysfunction.

Important Membership Dates

For all members: Submit Annual Registration Form and Fees by December 31, 2024

For members due for 2023 CE Submission: Submit completed CE Submission Excel Form by December 31, 2024. (see the CE page in the member section). Late submissions automatically require submission of proof of verifiable activities.

For audited CE members: Submit CE Submission Excel Form AND proof of attendance documentation by December 31, 2024. 

Watch for more information about CE submissions in your inbox.

We are always looking for members' photos that show what Orthoptists do. Email photos to:

Stay Informed

Watch for your copy of our members only newsletter for the latest updates, reminders and information from the COC. Access it by signing into the members only section and visiting the Newsletter & Current Events page .

  The Canadian  Orthoptic Society   


TCOS is the professional society that represents Canadian Certified Orthoptists and works to advocate and advance the profession through various efforts, including: posting career opportunities, offering CE and networking events, and educating the public.

Together TCOS and COC enhance Orthoptic practice in Canada.

Learn more about TCOS

On Your Radar

The new Scope of Practice document will be validated and ratified this fall. Watch your inbox for information on how you can be involved in the process.


World Orthoptic Day

WOD happens on the first Monday in June each year. Mark your calendar for this important date in the orthoptic community to promote and celebrate the profession internationally.

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