Annual General Meeting


OCA's Annual General Meeting provides our membership with an opportunity to practice their democratic rights, have a voice, participate in learning and professional development opportunities and network with other co-operative organizations within our membership. 

This year's virtual AGM will take place on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 from 10:30am - 12:00pm EST. Registration opens May 24 and closes September 20 at noon. Stay tuned for more details!


Close to fifty delegates joined OCA for its second Virtual AGM on September 21, 2021! Board Chair Jennifer Woodhouse (Gay Lea Foods Co-operative) opened the meeting by welcoming the membership and introducing the Board and staff. Erin Morgan then presented the Executive Director's Report, followed by Jennifer's Board Report - both of which highlighted the past year's accomplishments and some of the future initiatives for OCA. For a more comprehensive overview of the past year, check out our 2020-2021 Annual Report

Following the Treasurer and Auditor's Reports, an election to the OCA Board took place. As there were no nominations from the floor, Hugh Nelson of Y's Owl Maclure Co-operative Centre and Kathy Stewart, representing Frontline Credit Union, were acclaimed as the two Directors-at-Large each for a three-year term, and Maya Linsley was acclaimed as Youth Director for another one-year term. The Designated seats were assigned to Wendy Carruthers, representing The Co-operators and Jackie Littlejohn, of GROWMARK, Inc. Our Chair then thanked our retiring Directors, Maureen Gillespie (The Co-operators) and Terri Naylor (GROWMARK, Inc.) for their contribution and service to the organization. 

Immediately following the AGM, we held the Co-operative Spirit Awards ceremony and recognized one individual and one organization for their tremendous contributions to the Ontario co-operative movement. Visit our Spirit Award page to learn more!

We'd like to take this opportunity to thank all the delegates that attended the AGM this year.