Event: 2024 OCO Annual General Meeting

The Organic Council of Ontario’s 2024 Annual General Meeting was held virtually on April 11th. You can now watch a recording of the meeting using the link below!

Please see the list below with all of the documents you will need for the AGM.

Exciting Addition to the Agenda!

Join the OCO AGM to hear from special guests, Carlo Stocco, Luigi Dilaurio, and Michele Di Paolo from Andriani.  Andriani is the world’s largest producer of certified organic, non-GM, gluten and allergen-free pasta. They have recently announced the establishment of their first North American facility in London, Ontario. Andriani’s new facility will be a game changer for organic growers in Ontario. 

2024 AGM Agenda

10:00 am Arrival and Welcome from OCO’s Vice President, Krysten Cooper

10:05 am Election Process Explanation (last chance to vote)

10:10 am Organic Dairy Pricing Audit – Barb Smith, Foodland Ontario

10:30 am Ontario Organic Corn and Wheat Value Chain Analysis – Laura Telford, Organic Grain Hub

10:50 am AGM Business and OCO Activity Report

11:30 am Organic Action Plan, 2023 Data and Other National Updates – My-Lien Bosch, COTA and Katie Fettes, COG

11:55 am Andriani Pasta: A New Player in the Ontario Organic Sector – Carlo Stocco, Luigi Dilaurio and Michele Di Paolo

12:25 pm Closing Remarks and Thank You to Outgoing Board Members

Voting for the OCO 2024/25 Board of Directors

In 2024, we have 6 positions open for (re)election including:

(2) Producer (certified)
(1) Value-Chain (certified)
(1) Value-Chain (uncertified)
(1) Supporter
(1) Director-at-large.

Rules for Voting:

1. You must be a member in good standing OR hold an organic certificate to vote. For paid members, you can renew your membership by visiting our website.

2. You can only cast your vote for potential board directors in the category in which you belong (ie: producers can vote for producers). In addition to voting within your category, all members can vote for directors in the ‘At Large’ category. 

Review the nominee bios here and what it means to be part of the OCO Board in our 2024 Call for Directors here.

Advance voting is now closed. If you haven’t already voted your last opportunity to vote will be at the virtual AGM event, on April 11th. Voting on other decisions and/or resolutions will occur in real-time at the AGM .

If you are unable to attend this year’s AGM you can send a representative to vote at the virtual event on your behalf by filling out and returning the proxy voting form linked here by April 10th, 2024.

There’s still time to renew your membership to attend the AGM! 

Please note that only new and renewed memberships received after October 1st count towards membership in the following calendar year.  

All OCO Memberships renewed/activated before October expired on January 1st, 2024, and must be renewed in order to be valid for the AGM.

Not sure if your membership needs to be renewed? Contact us

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