Queen's Park Lobby Days

OCA creates and participates in a variety of lobbying opportunities at Queen's Park:



Our annual spring Queen’s Park Reception provide the Ontario co-operative sector with opportunities to meet, greet and inform their Ministers and MPPs about the unique challenges they face, as well as the social and economic benefits that co-operatives bring to the province. It is also an opportunity to come together as one voice and share the three key sector recommendations that would help Ontario's co-operatives to develop and thrive in today's economic environment. This event is usually held in the spring of each year, showcases a variety of products and services from Ontario co-operatives and is free to attend. Check out our Events Page for information on our next Reception.


Approximately two to three times a year, we organize and host a breakfast reception and meeting at Queen's Park. This event is free to attend and is by invitation only. A specific agenda is set by OCA's government relations committee, and often includes presentations representing a specific co-operative business sector. 


OCA organizes and attends a number of meetings with MPPs (at their constituency offices or a local co-operative in their riding), and with Ministers and their staffers (representing key co-operative business sectors) at their Ministry offices at Queen's Park. If you would like to participate in one of these meetings, or would like us to join you at a meeting, please contact us.


A great way to introduce an MPP to your co-operative is to invite them for a tour. OCA can help you organize this, as well as arrange for your MPP to tour several co-operatives in your riding. Contact us for more information.