Joining CAOS

This is Just the Beginning…

CAOS is a membership that keeps on giving! Sign up once, member for life! We at CAOS work hard to deliver new educational content and programs that will enrich your experience and professional development over your four years at school. CAOS collaborates with the associations to provide you with a unified voice and advocate for you in dictating the future of optometry in Canada.

Waterloo Student Membership
  • You must be a current optometry student at the University of Waterloo
  • Membership fees are a one-time lifetime fee of $40 covering ALL four years of your program and beyond graduation! Student membership will be changed to alumni status upon graduation.
Step 1: Download and Print: CAOS Membership Form 2015

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Step 2: Fill out form and bring your cash or cheque payable to CAOS to the Student Commons at the CAOS table every Monday, OR email and set up a time.

 CAO Student Affiliate Membership

CAOS is officially affiliated with the Canadian Association of Optometrists.  Joining CAOS will allow you to sign up for a complimentary CAO student affiliate membership simultaneously.*

  • Mail subscription to the new Canadian Journal of Optometry
  • Monthly member email newsletter, In Touch
  • Political action, advocacy and government liaison to help advance our profession
  • Discount student registration rates to CAO Congress (both the CAO and CAOS provide a limited number of grants to the event)


* please note CAOS membership is not mandatory to join the CAO.