2019 OCO Board Nominations Open

Do you want to see more supports for organic in Ontario? Do you have a regional challenge that you want addressed? Help us shape the future of organic in Ontario!  Become an OCO Board Member. 

All board nominations are due by March 15th. We encourage all board nominees to attend April 12th for the sector elections. Please review our Call for Nominations or contact Sarah Grant for more information.

This year, the Board of Directors is looking for individuals with any of the following qualifications, expertise and experience:

  • Data and information management systems
  • Other commodity association experience and/or connections
  • Represents an organic product value chain not currently on the board
  • Experience/connections with organic Input suppliers
  • Non-profit organizational development and fundraising
  • Operational policy development (HR etc.)
  • Accounting experience
  • Legal or government relations expertise
  • Experience working with retailers and/or online sales
  • Big picture strategic thinking and experience with mergers/creating new organizations
  • Knowledge of organic transition and certification challenges
  • Previous board experience

To be eligible, an individual must:

  • Be or become a member of OCO in good standing,
  • Be nominated by another member,
  • Be at least 18 years of age, and
  • Not have bankruptcy that is undischarged.

Responsibilities of a Board member include:

  • Attend and participate in monthly Board meetings regularly (failure to attend three consecutive meetings without notice may result in removal from the Board)
  • Actively contribute to projects related to your area of expertise
  • Attend two in-person strategy days annually
  • Stay informed about the organization and attend at least one program event per year
  • Attend AGM April 12th in Alliston, Ontario and stay for the in-person board orientation and meeting in the evening on the 12th or morning of the 13th. Please visit www.organiccouncil.ca/agm for more details about the AGM.

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