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Peter Cameron

Acting Executive Director (Jan. 2019 - ) and Co-op Development Manager

Peter is primarily responsible for supporting existing co-operatives and starting new co-ops by responding to inquiries, providing technical assistance and identifying funding opportunities to expand our co-operative development activities across the province.

Peter applies for and oversees Ontario Trillium Grants, which supports the development of new co-operatives across the province, helps strengthens regional awareness and collaboration between co-operatives and credit unions, as well as promotes awareness and understanding of business succession using the co-operative model. 

Peter joined OCA in April of 2011. Co-operatives have always been his passion and he has extensive experience starting and working in co-operative businesses. He was on the founding boards of Silverwood Housing Co-operative, Guelph Food Co-operative, Guelph Co-op Council and Sumac Community Worker Co-operative (Planet Bean Coffee). He was a Co-op Business Developer and Executive Director of the Ontario Worker Co-op Federation between 1993 and 2002.

Peter is a graduate of the Co-operative Management Certificate Program sponsored by OCA and the Schulich School of Business, and graduated from McMaster University with a Hons BSc. He was the recipient of the "Outstanding Contribution to OCA Award" in 2004 and the CWCF Worker "Co-op Merit Award" in 2005.

Contact Peter Cameron at [email protected] or at ext. 23