COSA Membership Benefits
COSA Benefits Summary
Enrolment and Change Forms
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.