COSA Membership Benefits

COSA Benefits Summary


COSA Membership is a free lifetime membership. By joining COSA, you will receive Liability Insurance, Members Liability Insurance, Fire and Transportation Insurance and Supplemental Disability Insurance.

Fill out our online membership form or download a PDF version of the membership application.



COSA Membership Benefits


COSA Membership FAQ’s



  • How much does a COSA membership cost?

    COSA membership is free to eligible horsepeople. Organizational and membership costs are funded through COSA’s share of handle revenue at Woodbine Mohawk Park.

  • What do I need in order to enrol in the Benefits Program?

    Caretakers must reside in Ontario, have a valid OHIP card, a valid AGCO and SC license and provide a copy of a T-4 from the previous year or 3 cancelled cheques or 3 proofs of etransfer deposits. You must be employeed full time and work for a trainer that has a minimum of 24 starts at Woodbine Mohawk Park in the prior calendar year. Owners must reside in Ontario, have a valid OHIP card, a valid AGCO and SC license and have a minimum of 12 starts as an owner at Woodbine Mohawk Park in the prior calendar year. Trainers and Drivers must reside in Ontario, have a valid OHIP card, a valid AGCO and SC license and have a minimum of 24 starts as a trainer or driver at Woodbine Mohawk Park in the prior calendar year.

  • How do I enrol in the Benefits Program?

    Download the Benefits Enrolment with Direct Deposit Form (above).

  • Where do I submit my completed enrolment form?

    Completed form can be emailed, faxed, mailed or dropped off at the COSA office. See Contact page for information.

  • How long is the waiting period before I can start using my Benefits?

    It usually takes 7-10 days to receive your enrolment package in the mail. Once you have received a confirmation from COSA you can start using your medical benefits immediately. There is a one month waiting period for dental benefits.

  • How do I apply for Benefits if I have been involved in an accident?

    Contact Denise Kunz at Standardbred Canada (905) 858-3060 [ext. 240] and she will start the claim process. Once you have received your first disability cheque, fax, mail or deliver in person a copy of such and COSA will then top up the amount received from Great West Life by an extra 50%.

  • How can I enrol in the Ontario Standardbred Horsepeople's RRSP?

    Any Ontario Standardbred Horseperson who is eligible can enrol in the RRSP. See here for details and forms.