Apply for Membership

OCA works with and for all types and sizes of co-operatives and credit unions each and every day. Whether it's advocating for the co-operative business model to the provincial government, providing hands-on advice for those wanting to start a co-operative, educating our future co-operative leaders, or developing and hosting opportunities for the co-operative community to network and share information, we are the home and voice for Ontario's co-operatives. Click the button below to learn more about some of the benefits of joining OCA!


Membership Benefits


Our Membership Categories

MEMBER-OWNERS (Voting Members) 

Co-operatives, credit unions and federations in Ontario that believe in the co-operative principles and are invested in the future of the movement. Member-owners provide input into the direction of the organization, make and pass resolutions at members' meetings and may vote and discuss on the business of the Association. They elect representatives to the Board and may submit candidates to run for OCA's Board. View our Member-Owners.

Member-Owner Application



Members of Member-owners (MOMOs), non co-operatives, start-ups and individuals may join as Friends. This category is for those wanting to be connected to OCA, stay informed on what we are doing and contribute to the success of the movement.

Friend Application



Service providers such as lawyers, accountants, consultants and contractors may join as Associates. This category is for those that want to contribute to the movement by offering their products or services to co-ops and credit unions. Visit our Associate Members page.

Associate Application

Apply online by clicking one of the buttons above, or by downloading our Membership Package. You can also schedule a membership presentation, or contact our Executive Director, Jennifer Ross directly for information.