Annual General Meeting – Join Us!

2016 AGM

***PLEASE NOTE: ON-LINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT.  WE ARE, HOWEVER, ABLE TO ACCEPT YOUR PAYMENT AT THE DOOR.***

Join the Organic Council of Ontario Thursday, March 24th for an exciting annual general meeting!  

This year, Marni Karlinthe VP of Government Relations of the Organic Trade Association will be joining us via Skype to discuss the consultation process and regulatory changes that the Organic Trade Association facilitated culminating in the creation of GRO Organic, the proposed Generic Research and Promotions Order for the Organic Sector.  The GRO Organic check off program stands to raise $30 million annually for the US organic sector for the purpose of  research into organic pest management and inputs, collecting data on market trends and promoting the organic claim to grow consumer awareness.  Everyone is welcome to attend!  Only members may vote in the AGM.

Marli Karlin, VP of Government Relations, OTA

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Karlin graduated from The George Washington University with honors in 1998 with a B.A. in International Economics and Politics. In 2001, she received her J.D. degree with honors from the University of Chicago Law School, and subsequently was admitted to the New York Bar. She has served 11 years in private and government legal practice, developing substantial writing, oral communication, research and analytical skills.  Besides her professional skills she has a passion for sustainable and organic food, and received a Culinary Arts diploma, with honors, in 2007 from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, France. Since 2008, in her spare time, she has served as Policy Adviser and Market Manager for EcoFriendly Foods, a local sustainable meat producer and processor in Moneta, VA, to formulate its policy goals and congressional testimony.

– See more at: https://www.ota.com/news/press-releases/17087#sthash.UhoZxCaO.dpuf

 

 

Agenda

Screen Shot 2016-02-29 at 10.54.16 AM9:00:       Arrival and Registration
9:30:       Welcome from OCO’s President and Chair, Tom Manley
9:45:      Presentation of Highlights on Check Off Work, Carolyn Young
10:00:     Presentation by Marni Karlin, VP of Government Relations, OTA
11:00:     Questions and Small Group Discussion
11:45:     Lunch and Networking
12:45:      Updates on the Organic Standards, Ted Zettel
1:15:      Updates and Discussion on Ontario Organic Intra-provincial Regulation
1:40:        Small Group Discussions on Ontario Organic Standards
2:00:        Break
2:15:        Business Portion of AGM
4:15:       Closing Remarks by Chair, Members Dismissed
4:30:        Brief Meeting of New Board

 

 

***PLEASE NOTE: ON-LINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT.  WE ARE, HOWEVER, ABLE TO ACCEPT YOUR PAYMENT AT THE DOOR.***

Important Documents:
The 2016 Call for Board Nominations, the 2015 AGM Minutes and the 2016 Updated Bylaws can be found below.

To nominate a member to the Board of Directors, please have them fill in this on-line form by March 22nd.

To vote by proxy, please  download and complete the 2016 AGM Proxy Form and send to [email protected]

OCO Board Nominations 2016

OCO Board Nominations 2016

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2015 OCO AGM Minutes and Financials

OCO Bylaws 2016

OCO Bylaws 2016

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