Queen's Park Lobby Days

OCA creates and participates in a variety of lobbying opportunities at Queen's Park...



Our annual spring Reception provides Ontario's co-operatives with the opportunity to meet, greet and inform Ministers and MPPs about the unique challenges they face, and the social and economic benefits that co-operatives bring to the province. It allows us to present one voice and share our ideas on how Government can better support Ontario's co-operatives to develop and thrive. Usually held in the spring of each year, the Reception also showcases a variety of co-operatively-produced products and services and is free to attend.

Check out our Events Page for information on our next Reception.


Approximately twice a year, we organize and host a breakfast reception and meeting at Queen's Park. This event is free to attend and is by invitation only. A specific agenda is set by OCA's government relations committee, and often includes presentations representing a specific co-operative business sector. 


OCA organizes and attends a number of meetings with MPPs (at their constituency offices or a local co-operative in their riding), and with Ministers and their staffers (representing key co-operative business sectors) at their Ministry offices at Queen's Park. If you would like to participate in one of these meetings, or would like us to join you at a meeting, please contact us.


A great way to introduce an MPP to your co-operative is to invite them for a tour. OCA can help you organize this, as well as arrange for your MPP to tour several co-operatives in your riding. Contact us for more information.