The Coordination of Benefits
two How Families can take full advantage of their employee benefits

Often, when both spouses are working, they each have access to employee benefits plans with their respective employers. When that is the case, there are two options:

  • One spouse can waive the health and dental portion of their plan, retaining the life and disability coverage, and be included as a dependent on their spouse's plan.
  • Both spouses to opt for family coverage and co-ordinate the health and dental benefits plans. This is known as the Coordination of Benefits (COB).
Learn more how families can take full advantage of their employee benefits >
GAINDevine Branding
Graphic Design to meet all your needs.

As an ASSOCIUM GAIN member you have access to a Senior Designer to take care of all your graphic design solutions quickly, easily, and professionally.

With 20 years of design, corporate branding, and marketing at their back, Devine Branding augments their talents with exceptional customer service and fast paced turnaround times.


Devine Branding can act as your 'in-house' design team or compliment your existing department. Don't have a department or team to take care of the ever-growing need to make a visual statement? Not a problem. Devine Branding makes the perfect off-site Consultant!


Delivering expertise in (re)branding, online and print ads, promo item design, trade show needs, marketing collateral, logo and stationary design - and so much more! They understand the needs of the not-for-profit community as such they have graciously created an EXCLUSIVE OFFER for all ASSOCIUM GAIN new accounts! Please see online promo coupon. 

  • (Re)Branding
  • Online and Print Ads
  • Promo Item Design
  • Trade Show Needs
  • Marketing Collateral
  • Logo and Stationary Design
webinarWebinar Wednesdays - free for ASSOCIUM GAIN Members!

The "Unpaid Intern" Story
Date: June 24, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm  to  3:00 pm

Please join Ashley Brown and Carol Chan of Sherrard Kuzz LLP, one of Canada's leading employment and labour law firms exclusively representing the interests of management to discuss:

Summer hiring strategy: unpaid interns, temp and summer employees.

Learn more and how to join us for the webinar >

The Importance of Employment Contracts
three Learn what agreements should include


Every employment relationship constitutes a contract, whether it is written or verbal. The hiring of an employee is an exchange for consideration. So the employment contract is an agreement between an employer and employee regarding the terms and conditions upon which the employment is based. The employer agrees to provide various forms of compensation in exchange for the services or work that the employee agrees to perform.


A carefully written contract will address all the terms of employment between the employer and employee.  


Learn more about employment contracts > 

PillarPillars of the Community

If you would like to be recognized in this section of our newsletter or website, please forward a short article to Your content can include an introduction to your organization to help generate awareness; it can give a history; highlight your mandate; or even give details of an event. It's your space. We would love to help highlight your organization and its initiatives!
Scotiabank BuskerFest 
The last of the major festivals in the Toronto summer entertainment season, Scotiabank BuskerFest is spontaneous, colourful and bursting with the unexpected. There is something for everyone; silent comedy and slapstick, daredevils and magicians, high skill circus acts and a wide variety of music, clowns, contortionists, acrobats, aerialists, puppets, fire and a few things that just can't be described.

2015 marks Scotiabank BuskerFest's third year in the Downtown Yonge Neighbourhood and in partnership with the Downtown Yonge Street BIA (Business Improvement Area); the longest and most vibrant street in the world is a perfect venue for the largest Epilepsy event in the world and North America's largest Street Performer Festival! 


Scotiabank BuskerFest 2015 runs August 27th to 30th in the Downtown Yonge neighbourhood.

golfGolf Tournament - Thursday August 6th 2015 


Come on out for a fabulous day of golf at Whitevale Golf Club, a private course in the town of Whitevale near Pickering, and raise money for Broad Reach Foundation.    


Register now for the golf tournament or book your sponsorship!   

ASSOCIUM Divisionsdivisions
Our procurement services division launched in 1996 as an added source of assistance to the not-for-profit sector. Our goal is to help your organization by providing you access to competitively priced products and services as well as resolving any purchasing issues you may encounter.

ASSOCIUM Benefits 

Our employee group benefits division, being in business since 1997, gives us the experience to provide customized alternative plans and reduce administrative costs for our clients, while quoting sustainable rates at start up - and at renewal.  

For over 30 years, ASSOCIUM Consultants continues to lead the industry in specialized human resource services and organizational development.
Supporting the success of Canadian organizations for 30 years.