Queen's Park Reception

  

 


In partnership with the Conseil de la coopération de l'Ontario (CCO), OCA will be hosting an evening reception on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 from 5 - 7pm in the Committee Rooms #228 & 230 of the Main Legislative Building, Queen's Park. Click for directions.

View the INVITATION - and feel free to share it within your co-operative networks!

This year's event will commemorate accomplishing our goal of getting the Government to commit to reviewing and modernizing the Co-operative Corporations Act, and moving the incorporation of co-operatives to the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services. We want to celebrate the hard work of all the Government and co-operative sector leaders who helped make this possible. View the media release

As a riding representative, you will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with Ministers, MPPs and government staffers, and tell them about the social and economic benefits that co-operatives bring to our communities and the province, as well as the legislative barriers which prevent co-operatives from thriving - as outlined in our 2019 pre-budget submission

For those who would like to participate and are not as familiar with the co-op advocacy process, we will be hosting a short “Co-ops Advocacy 101” session immediately prior to the Reception for all our attendees. Please come early and join us at 4:30pm in the Basement Cafeteria of the Main Legislative Building for this session. Separate registration for this is not required.

We will be sharing the following speaking points with our registered delegates to get everyone on the same page with our asks. 

THIS EVENT IS FREE TO ATTEND BUT YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER BY 4pm, THURSDAY, APRIL 25th TO GAIN ACCESS TO THE LEGISLATIVE BUILDINGS. A light offering of food and beverage will be provided.

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!

 


PRODUCT DONATIONS

This event is the perfect opportunity to showcase the diversity of co-operatives and co-operatively-produced products and services. We are grateful to all the co-operatives who are donating to this year's Reception, including: Gay Lea Foods Co-operative (milk, cream and cheese), Together We're Bitter Brewing Co-operative (craft beer), the London Brewing Co-op (craft beer), Common Ground Co-operative (individually wrapped cookies), La Siembra (chocolate), and Arctic Co-op (carvings for our Co-op Caucus Co-Chairs' gifts). Please scroll down and click on their logo to visit their website!

We welcome your donations of logo'd products and/or coupons (swag) to be included in the delegate gift bags to be handed our after the Reception (both MPPs and co-op sector participants). We anticipate between 100 - 150 delegates will attend. If you are interested and able to contribute, please contact Audrey at [email protected] by April 22, 2019.


SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

The annual Co-operative QP Reception is made possible by the generosity and support of our sponsorsing organizations. Please view the 2019 Sponsorship Opportunities flyer to see how and why you should support this unique event. And be sure to check out the amazing organizations that have confirmed their support for this year's event below, by clicking on their logo to visit their website!


 

PLATINUM SPONSORS


GOLD SPONSORS


SILVER SPONSORS


BRONZE SPONSORS


Donors