Governance and Board of Directors
The 2017-2018 Board of Directors, from left to right: Janice Johnson (Chair), Maureen Gillespie, Laura Toombs (Youth Director), Hugh Nelson, Crystal McNerney, Joel Lalond (Treasurer), Michelle Vieira (Vice-Chair), Sally Miller and Executive Director, Erin Morgan. (Not pictured: Mark Hamel, Gay Lea Foods Co-operative).
Like all co-operatives, On Co-op is structured democratically. The power to govern and direct the co-operative rests in the hands of its member-owners (not some distant shareholders).
From (and by) the body of On Co-op Voting Members, a Board of Directors is elected. That board then hires and oversees the Executive Director. The Executive Director is in charge of hiring and overseeing the rest of the On Co-op staff. Lastly, a committee structure is created to give guidance and direction to our co-operative's actions, or to support and expand upon the staff's core competencies.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Learn about our current Board Members, and red up on the duties and obligations of an On Co-op board member by choosing "BOARD OF DIRECTORS" from the 'Related Pages' section on the top right of this page.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS: Learn about past or upcoming AGMs and other membership meetings like the General Member Meetings by clicking on "ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING" found under the 'For More Information' section on the top right of this page.
COMMITTEES: On Co-op committees currently include: Governance and Membership, Regulatory Affairs, Government Relations, Co-operative Development, Nominations, Finance and Human Resources. From time to time, ad-hoc committees or task forces are created. Click on the" Committee" found under the 'Related Pages' section on the top right of this page.