The Support Staff

   

                     

The Directors' Forum staff report to the Executive Committee and work for the Directors' Forum through independent contracts:

  • Audrey Aczel works closely with the Executive throughout the year to develop and execute the annual conference. She has many years of project management and event planning experience, and brings her passion for organizing conferences, receptions, banquets and fundraisers, to her role as the Directors' Forum Manager. She has been employed in the co-operative sector since 2007 with the Ontario Co-operative Association. 
  • Jennifer Ross oversees the registration process for the annual Forum, and provides on-site support during the conference. She also has many years of experience working within the Ontario co-operative and non-profit sectors, and contributes her keen attention to detail to help make the annual conference a success. She has been employed in the co-operative sector since 2009 with the Ontario Co-operative Association.
  • Kerr Smith provides graphic design services for the Forum. He has been employed in the co-operative sector since 2010 with the Ontario Co-operative Association and Gay Lea Foods Co-operative.
  • Lee Davis provides on-site registration and event support during the conference. She has been employed in the co-operative sector since 2005, with both the Ontario Co-operative Association and Gay Lea Foods Co-operative. 

 

The Ontario Co-operative Association (OCA) through contract with the DF, provides the organization with a variety of support services including:

  • participating in meetings of the Executive and preparing the Minutes
  • supporting the financial administration of the DF
  • participating in the research and development of topics and sourcing guest speakers for the conference
  • preparing the required materials for the DF's Annual General Meeting
  • hosting and maintaining the DF website
  • raising awareness for and promoting the benefits of director participation in the annual conference through various communication media (i.e., developing and distributing the "DF Advisor" newsletter, as well as the DF Facebook and Twitter feeds and pages)

OCA is a separate entity from the DF, and does not benefit in any way from any of the sponsorship raised by or for the Directors' Forum.