Nominations for one Director-at-Large position on the OFA Board of Directors will be accepted between October 15 and October 26, 2020. The position is for a three-year term, commencing immediately following the OFA Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Monday, November 23, 2020.
What does it mean to be a director on the OFA board? The role of a director offers the opportunity to speak up, engage and influence meaningful change at the provincial level. Directors advocate on behalf of Ontario farm businesses, connect with grassroots members and industry partners on key issues and priorities impacting the agri-food sector, and influence policy development and strategic planning for the organization. This active role works in collaboration with energetic and enthusiastic board members and staff to ensure the farming and food sector continues to thrive across the province.
Through ongoing advocacy work and conversations with government policymakers and industry partners, the board is committed to enhancing the agri-food industry and the business of farming for all Ontario farmers.
The election for Director-at-Large will be held at the virtual AGM on Monday, November 23 at approximately 11:00 a.m. The election will consist of a brief virtual presentation by nominees (2-3 minutes long) followed by a moderated Q & A session.
**It is a requirement that all candidates be available for a technical dress rehearsal with AV Canada on Friday, November 20 at 10:00 a.m. Candidates will need to be in a quiet location with reliable internet access in order to participate in the dress rehearsal and virtual AGM.
The nomination form is due no later than end of business on Monday, October 26, 2020. It can be emailed, mailed or faxed to the attention of Cathy Lennon, General Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org, fax: 519-821-8810 or mail: 200 Hanlon Creek Blvd., Guelph, ON N1C 0A1). Please note that it requires the name, signature and membership number of two OFA members as nominators. Membership in OFA is a requirement of nominees and nominators.
Given the current COVID-19 situation, OFA will accept an email from a nominator in place of a signature. The nominator email must include:
- First and last name of person being nominated
- OFA member number of the person being nominated
- Zone number
- First and last name of the nominator
- OFA member number of the nominator
Joining OFA as a Director is not only an exciting opportunity to work alongside knowledgeable, experienced and motivated members of the board and staff, but it’s also the chance to represent your local farming community and positively impact the livelihoods of 49,600 Ontario farms. It’s a commitment that has the potential to benefit you and the agri-food industry.
If you’re interested in learning more about the role of a Director, click here. Don’t hesitate to reach out to OFA or one of our elected Directors for more information – ofa.on.ca/about-ofa/board-of-directors.