2020 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. 

**UPDATE Deadline Extended: All board nominations are due by February 25th!**

We encourage all board nominees to attend our Annual General Meeting on March 11th in Toronto for the sector elections. Please review our Call for Nominations or contact Cassandra Rizzotto 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 on March 11th 2020 in Toronto. Please visit www.organiccouncil.ca/agm for more details about the AGM.
OCO Staff and Board Members at a June 2019 Board Meeting in Guelph, ON.

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