Executive Director message

Welcome to the OASSIS website. We hope that you find it easy to navigate and helpful in your search for affordable Employee Benefits.

OASSIS is all about serving community organizations, regardless of size, across Canada; by providing comprehensive, affordable employee benefit plans. By pooling our small group benefits dollars together with large groups, OASSIS is able to offer stable rates, greater flexibility in benefits choices, and coverage for some groups that might otherwise have difficulty finding benefits. And, being not-for-profit ourselves, we do this with no profit margin or commission fees, resulting in greater savings for you.

If you don’t currently offer your staff employee benefits, consider the role benefits play in recruitment and retention of good people. If you do have a benefits plan, compare your offering with OASSIS to see if we can save you time and money with our value proposition.

Check out our 5 Year Stable Rate History and Positioning Statement. We hope you will be convinced to learn more about us and how we can serve you better. 


Karen Bentham, Executive Director

karen@oassisplan.com  or 1-888-233-5580 ext 304

Executive Director biography

Karen is the Executive Director of OASSIS with over 25 years of experience in the not-for-profit sector. Prior to joining OASSIS, Karen served as a Trustee on the OASSIS Board for 8 years. She also spent 10 years as the Executive Director at a senior's centre in Toronto. Her experience and knowledge of the voluntary sector, coupled with the years she spent in insurance during the early part of her career gives Karen the skills to effectively direct the daily and long term operations at OASSIS.

Under the direction of the OASSIS Board of Trustees, Karen oversees the operation of OASSIS, which includes staff supervision, HR functions, risk management, and oversight of service providers. She also works closely with our member agencies and prospective members to ensure OASSIS fulfills its mandate to provide affordable, accessible employee benefits to the not-for-profit sector.