Association Members

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FOCA Association Members are groups who represent lakes or roads, and who have paying members. AssociationsThe annual fee for Associations is $125 plus $3.25/member. Association benefits include tools and resources, a vote at the FOCA AGM and access to the FOCA member rate on Commercial General Liability and Directors & Officers Insurance. Your Association members can access all FOCA’s membership benefits, including the boat and cottage insurance program CottageFirst, and all other offers listed on our Benefits webpage.

Click here to join or renew your Association Membership

Supporting Groups include non-governmental organizations, educational, research and environmental institutions and umbrella or regional groups. The annual fee is a flat $125/year, and includes access to FOCA’s Commercial General Liability and Directors & Officers Insurance programs, but no vote at the FOCA AGM and no individual member benefits (such as CottageFirst).

Click here to join or renew your status as a Supporting Group

Thank you to our Supporting Groups:
Balsam Lake Association
Big Hawk Road Association
Big Rock Road Association
Cavendish Community Ratepayers Assoc.
Chutes Trail Cottagers Association
Coalition for Equitable Water Flow
Georgian Bay Association
Greater Sudbury Watershed Alliance
Kawartha Lake Stewards Association
Kawartha Land Trust
Lakeview Park Cottagers Association
Northwest Belmont Lake Roads Association
Ontario Rivers Alliance
Pond Road Association

NOTE: a road group may join as a Supporting Group if their per-member figures are already counted/paid for by their local Lake Association that is an existing, full FOCA Association Member.

Question: If my lake association is a member of FOCA, am I a member?

Answer: Yes! If you are a paid member of one of FOCA’s member Associations, you are a FOCA member and can access all the benefits of membership, including Members-only resources on this website. Look for your Association name here:

Can’t find your Association name listed? Perhaps they are a Supporting Group (see above), in which case you do not have access to individual FOCA member benefits or members-only online resources, unless you join us as an Individual Supporter.

Cottage, lake and road associations are the backbone of waterfront Ontario.

Kasshabog AGM 2014FOCA is made up of more than 500 property Associations across Ontario cottage country – a total of 50,000 families. Our united voice carries weight on issues that matter.

FOCA members live within the landscape, and are an integral part of the rural community. Despite the sometimes humble trappings of lake meetings, and the casual clothes, folks in cottage country are dedicated and passionate, vested in the future and intimately familiar with the resources, special attributes and changes happening on our lakes and rivers.

How does FOCA help Member Associations?

As a membership organization, Associations are FOCA’s core supporters. We were encouraged that our last membership survey indicated 90% of our member Associations saw membership figures steady or up, over the prior year. We want you to thrive!

Read onward for tools for your Association.

“Waterfront property owners face challenges we can’t solve on our own. That’s where FOCA comes in.”
Ted Spence, FOCA Member, Catchacoma Lake

Association Toolkit

All FOCA online resources are available to you, including “members-only” information on this website.

Access resources here: FOCA Toolkit for Associations. FOCA can help with:

  • Association governance templates (bylaws, privacy policies, meeting best practices)
  • Information on property issues (septic, taxes, land use planning, mining, energy and utilities)
  • Access to FOCA’s Lake Planning Handbook for community groups
  • Tools and contacts for working with your local Municipality
  • Information on Government relations, and Policy updates important to you and your community
  • Environmental stewardship resources and library
  • Cottage safety information (insurance, fire, boating)
  • Free water quality monitoring – Lake Partner Program
  • Special offers and benefits from our corporate partners
  • Road and lake associations can also access administrative resources including the FOCA Roads Specialist, and help with online payment processing for your association dues.
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