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OCA works with and for all types and sizes of co-operatives each and every day. Whether it's advocating for the business model to the provincial government, providing hands-on advice for those wanting to start a co-operative, educating our future co-op leaders, or developing and hosting opportunities for the co-operative community to network and share information, we are the home for Ontario's co-operatives. Check out the great benefits you receive by becoming a member of our organization!

Our Membership Categories


1. Member-Owners (Voting Members): Co-operative organizations 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.

2. Friends: 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.

3. Associates: 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.

Contact our Member Relations Manager, Jennifer Ross for information. Apply ONLINE BELOW or download our Membership Package. You can also schedule a membership presentation online here.