Update for the 2020 – 2021 School Year
Due to the uncertainty of COVID19 and to ensure the safety of our members, we will be hosting our conferences online for this upcoming school year. In order to adapt to differences between of school policies on extracurricular activities, students will register and pay individually rather than through their school this year.
Each school still must have at least five registered members to be considered a chapter. If the chapter does not have at least five members, the students will be added to our “at-large” chapter. Students part of the “at-large” chapter cannot participate in team events. Students cannot pair up with members for team events that are not from the same chapter. Therefore, it is encouraged to still have at least five members per chapter to allow students to participate in team based competitive events.
Each student will register an account with HOSA Canada as outlined in Step 1. With this account, the student can purchase their membership and conference access. Make sure to fill in your school and email correctly on the registration form.
There will be two conferences for the 2020 – 2021 school year. The first conference will be the Fall Leadership Conference (FLC), held during December 6th – 12th, 2020. Similar to the format of the 2020 SLC, FLC will only have the written component for all the events. No practical component will be examined. Students will have the opportunity to rank themselves among their peers and also to change their event if they don’t like it after the conference. Students will not be eliminated for the Spring Leadership Conference (SLC). The top three and top ten finalists will receive certificates. The finalists will not be qualified for the International Leadership Conference (ILC).
SLC will be May 22nd – 30th, 2021. Although the conference will be held online in 2021, we will be evaluating the practical component for events via video conferencing. Online workshops hosted by allied healthcare professionals will also be streamed for HOSA conference members. Workshops such as suturing, knot tying, and more are returning this year. Top three finalists will receive a certificate and the opportunity to compete at the International Leadership Conference. Top ten qualifiers will receive a certificate.
YouTube Video Guide
You can follow along with our video guide or follow the steps listed on the left to register with HOSA Canada.
Step 1: Register your Account
Step 2: Purchase your membership and conference admissions
How to edit your account
Step 1: Register your account
Read the instructions below or follow along with the YouTube video.
- Go to our registration page by typing shop.hosacanada.org into your browser or click here.
- Click “Create account” underneath the “Sign In” button.
- Fill in the form. Make sure you have typed your email correctly because that’s where your ACTO resource link will be sent to. If you are unsure of what event you want to participate in, you can always come back and change your competitive event and teammates information (up until the member registration deadline).
- Upon completion of the form, click “Create Account”. If you have filled in all of the fields correctly, you will get a notification email and you will be taken to our Store.
Step 2: Purchase your membership and conference admissions
There are three packages that we currently offer: membership option, conference option, and membership and conference option. Students must pay the membership fee before purchasing conference admissions. A detailed description of what each package offers can be found on their respective product pages at shop.hosacanada.org.
Only one membership and one conference admission can be purchased for an account on shop.hosacanada.org. If two students from the same household or school want to purchase membership/conference package, they must do so with separate accounts.
- Select the package you would like to purchase.
- Click “Add to Cart”.
- Click “View Cart” on the top right corner or click on the bag icon on the top right corner.
- Review the item in your cart and when you’re ready to proceed, click “Check Out”.
- Fill in your billing address.
- Fill in your credit card information or checkout using PayPal. We do not keep any of your payment information.
- Once your payment has gone through, you will be shown a order confirmation page and you will receive an email. Click on “Continue Shopping”
- You can review your order by clicking the little person icon on the top right corner. Your order will be listed on your “My Account” page. You can click into the order and view the specific details.
Step 3: Access your resources and how to edit your information
We offer our study resources on the ACTO platform. Students will have access to all of our competitive event resources through this platform.
After you paid your membership fees, we will send you your ACTO registration link via your registration email within seven business days. You can check if we have sent you the link by going to “My Account” (the little person icon on the top right) and checking the Fulfillment Status. If it says unfulfilled, we have not sent the link. If it says fulfilled, we have sent the link. If it says fulfilled and you did not get a link, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or submit a ticket by clicking Contact on the menu above. Make sure to check your spam folder for the link as well.
Once you receive your ACTO registration link via email, click on the link and follow the instructions on the ACTO platform to make your account.
Editing your Account (Changing your event)
To edit your account, go to “My Account” page by clicking the little person icon on the top right. Click on “Edit Account” button to access your account information. You can update any of the information fields here including your competitive event and your teammates. Make sure to change your competitive event information, if you choose to do so, before the event change deadline.
To request a refund, please send us an email (email@example.com) or submit a ticket. We offer full refunds before the refund deadlines. Click on deadlines on the left to see when the deadlines are.
Membership, SLC registration, and event change deadline: February 28th, 2021
FLC registration, FLC event change deadline: November 28th, 2020
FLC dates: December 6th – 12th, 2020 (written tests only)
SLC dates: TBD
Students who registered before FLC registration deadline cannot request a refund (membership and conference) after the FLC registration deadline.
Students who registered after FLC registration deadline and before SLC registration deadline cannot request a refund (membership and conference) after the SLC registration deadline.
Membership Fee: $45 CAD
Members will have access to US HOSA’s benefits (http://hosa.org/node/26), which include scholarships and shadowing opportunities. In addition, students will get access to resources for every competitive event offered by HOSA Canada through the ACTO (acto.com) platform. Once membership is purchased, an ACTO login will be sent to the email used to register within 7 business days. A five dollar transaction fee is included in this fee.
Conference Fee: $45 CAD
The conference fee covers two conferences: Fall Leadership Conference (FLC) and Spring Leadership Conference (SLC). If students register after FLC, there is no discount for SLC.
FLC allows students to participate in their selected events online without elimination and are able to see how they ranked against their peers. This information provides valuable insight before the SLC which qualifies students for the international competition. Students may also change their event after FLC if they choose to do so. Top three and top ten certificates will also be awarded for FLC.
SLC is the highlight conference for HOSA members. Although the conference will be held online in 2021, we will be evaluating the practical component for events via video conferencing. Online workshops hosted by allied healthcare professionals will also be streamed for HOSA conference members. Workshops such as suturing, knot tying, and more are returning this year. Top three finalists will receive a certificate and the opportunity to compete at the International Leadership Conference. Top ten qualifiers will receive a certificate.
Combined membership and conference fee: $85 CAD