Join Our Committees!

OCA has two committees tasked with two different mandates and which require a different set of expertise and experience. We are always looking for individuals to join, collaborate with us and enhance the value of these committees.



The Government Relations Committee is a great way to engage our organization and work on behalf of the co‑operative movement. The committee reviews the issues facing Ontario co‑operatives and develops strategies to address them. Our meetings include professional development for the committee members to remain current on the sector and advocacy techniques, updates from committee members on opportunities for advocacy and government insights and roundtable discussions to develop plans to address advocacy needs. This committee meets approximately three to four times each year by teleconference. 


The Regulatory Affairs Committee is a technical advisory committee that makes recommendations regarding legislation and regulations that affect Ontario's co-operative sector. Being a part of this group puts you in the company of other legislative experts! We are especially looking for individuals with expertise in regulatory affairs and in particular, writing legislation.


You do not have to be a member of OCA to join one of these committees. If you are interested in a fantastic professional development opportunity, or have a particular skill set in government relations or regulations that you could contribute, please contact us.