Board of Directors

NOTE: The emails provided below are meant to be used for the sole purpose of contacting individual board members about board-related business/governance issues, and not for any OCA business or questions. Please contact the OCA staff for any inquiries related to the organization. 

To  learn more about our board structure and mandate, and what to do if you're interested in joining the board, please scroll to the bottom.

 

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Jennifer Woodhouse

Board Chair, representing Gay Lea Foods Co-operative

Contact Jennifer Woodhouse at [email protected]


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Jordan Moat

Vice-Chair & Secretary, representing Libro Credit Union

Contact Jordan Moat at [email protected]


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Terri Naylor

Treasurer, representing GROWMARK, Inc.

Contact Terri Naylor at [email protected]


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Maya Linsley

Youth Director

Contact Maya Linsley at [email protected]


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Chris Caners

Director, representing SolarShare

Contact Chris Caners at [email protected]


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Maureen Gillespie

Director, representing The Co-operators

Contact Maureen Gillespie at [email protected]


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Hugh Nelson

Director, representing Y's Owl Maclure Co-operative

Contact Hugh Nelson at [email protected]


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Kathy Stewart

Director, representing Frontline Credit Union

Contact Kathy Stewart at [email protected]


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Shylah Wolfe

Director, representing Local Food and Farm Co-operative

Contact Shylah Wolfe at [email protected]


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BOARD STRUCTURE AND MANDATE

OCA’s Board consists of nine Directors. Five of these positions are designated seats for members who contribute $50,000 or more in annual dues. There are three Table Officers, including the Chair, Vice-Chair and Treasurer, who are appointed by the Board. One position is designated to a Youth (25 years of age or under). The Board has the statutory power and obligation as granted to them by our co-operative’s Bylaws and the Ontario Co-operative Corporations Act. The Board’s primary mandate is to set and monitor the strategic direction of the co-operative, not to provide or oversee operational support and guidance. The Board works with an approved budget and is accountable to the membership.


INTERESTED IN JOINING OUR BOARD?

Becoming a member of the Board of Directors at OCA is an opportunity for representatives from our Member-Owner organizations to contribute their knowledge, energy and commitment to the well-being of Ontario’s co-operatives and credit unions.

Your involvement will provide deeper and broader experiences in the co-operative sector, and an appreciation of the benefits of collaboration, when co-operatives, credit unions and sector stakeholders work together to achieve shared goals.

Becoming a Board Director is a win-win! OCA benefits from your experience, expertise, skills and passion. You and your organization benefit from the professional development and enhanced skills, experience and knowledge that you will gain by being on the Board, and helping to shape the strategic direction and governance of the organization.

For more information on how to become a Director, view our Board Nomination Package, or contact Jennifer, Member Relations Manager, at 1-888.745.5521 x22.