Annual General Meeting Package

Here are some important details surrounding the Annual General Meeting including how to attend our virtual AGM, the day’s agenda, audited financials, OCO’s current bylaws, minutes from our 2020 AGM, the Organic Federation of Canada’s review documents on the Canadian Organic Standards, and information on Voting for Board members.

How to Virtually Attend our AGM

Zoom Meeting Information
Below you can find the information needed to attend our virtual AGM. In order to attend, you can join by clicking the link, or by dialling in through your phone using the appropriate numbers listed below. For specifics on how to join a zoom meeting, please visit their website

Join Zoom Meeting
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85990878241

*Please note, if you are attending the AGM by telephone and would like to cast your vote for AGM business during the meeting, you must first register your membership and telephone number with OCO. 519-827-1221 ex 104 or email [email protected]

Meeting ID: 859 9087 8241
Dial by your location
        +1 778 907 2071 Canada
        +1 204 272 7920 Canada
        +1 438 809 7799 Canada
        +1 587 328 1099 Canada
        +1 647 374 4685 Canada
        +1 647 558 0588 Canada
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kdTPXQ8cUZ

Agenda

Here is a tentative schedule for our annual general meeting. Note: This agenda is a draft and subject to change.
10:00: Arrival
10:05: Welcome from OCO’s President and Chair, Rob Wallbridge
10:15: National Organic Updates from COTA, COG, OFC
10:30 National Organic Update from Farmers for Climate Solutions
10:35: OCO’s Work in 2020 and 2021
10:50: Update on the Private Members Bill, MPP Jim McDonell
11:00: Financial Report
11:20: Appointment of Auditors 2021
11:25: Election Results
11:30: Q & A- Changes on the new COS, Simon Jacques
11:50: Closing Remarks

Important Documents

OCO 2021 Business Agenda
Please find our financial statements for 2020 here

OCO Financial Statements 
Please find our financial statements for 2020 here

OCO Bylaws
Our current Bylaws for 2020 can be found here

2020 AGM Minutes
Please find our previous AGM meeting minutes from 2020 here.

Voting

In 2021, we have 3 seats up for re-election including Producer, Non-certified organic value chain, & certified organic value chain. 

Rules for Voting:
1. You must be a member in good standing OR hold an organic certificate to vote.

2. You can only cast your vote for potential board directors in the category in which you belong (ie: producers can vote for producers)

3. You can only cast one vote per organization. Organizations with numerous representatives attending the AGM must limit their voting for board members to just one ballot. Many ballots from the same operation and/or association will be discounted.

Click here to vote!

Organic Federation of Canada’s review on the Canadian Organic Standards

These documents are great preparation for our Q&A with Simon Jacques on the changes in the new Canadian Organic Standards. The Organic Federation of Canada’s collection of documents highlights the differences between the 2015 and 2020 versions of the Canadian Organic Standards website

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