Governance, Board of Directors & Committees
The 2017-2018 Board of Directors, from left to right: Janice Johnson (Chair), Maureen Gillespie, Laura Toombs (Youth Director), Hugh Nelson, Crystal McNerney, Joel Lalonde (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.
COMMITTEES: On Co-op currently has eight committees:
- Governance and Membership
- Human Resources
- Co-op Development
- Government Relations (joint with CCO)
- Regulatory Affairs