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. Learn more about what took place at this year's AGM!



More than fifty delegates joined OCA for its first-ever virtual AGM on September 22, 2020! Boad Chair Maureen Gillespie opened the meeting by welcoming the membership and introducing the Board and staff. She and Executive Director Erin Morgan than shared a joint Chair/ED Report, which highlighted some of the past year's accomplishments, and future initiatives for OCA. To learn more about these highlights, view our 2019-2020 Annual Report.  

Following the Treasurer's and Auditor's Reports, an election to the OCA Board took place. We welcomed both Shylah Wolfe of the Local Food and Farm Co-operative for the position of Director-at-Large (three-year term), and Maya Linsley, Youth Director (one-year term). We then appointed the Designated Directors, Julie Breuer of Central 1 and Terry Naylor of GROWMARK, Inc. And sadly, we said goodbye to our retiring Directors: Sally Miller (CWCF), Joel Lalonde (Central 1), Janice Johnson (GROWMARK, Inc.) and Megan Shipton (Youth Director). 

We'd like to take this opportunity to thank all those that attended the AGM. We look forward to working with our new Board, and we are very grateful for the contributions of those that have left the Board.