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Notice of Motion: Bylaw Amendment at the AGM, July 17th


ONTARIO MAPLE SYRUP PRODUCERS’ ASSOCIATION

Notice of Motion: Bylaw Amendment


When: At the Annual General Meeting of Producers on July 17, 2024 at 5 PM

Where: Regency Room at the Best Western Hotel, 700 Lakeshore Dr, North Bay, ON

Background: In October of 2021 the Ontario government proclaimed into law the Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA or ACT) and required all not-for-profit and charities incorporated in Ontario to be compliant by October 18, 2024. 

Additionally, OMSPA’s 2023/28 Strategic Plan, adopted by the Board of Directors in February 2023, sets as an outcome towards providing strong leadership for maple syrup producers in Ontario, that OMSPA’s structure should be optimized and rationalized for maximum effectiveness and efficiency, following organizational best practices and legislative requirements.  

Finally, OMSPA’s Local Associations, as unincorporated associations, have unmitigated liability risk that could adversely impact members. Changes in the way that Local Associations are established permits the insurance coverage carried by OMSPA to be extended to the Locals.     

The proposed by-law amendment will bring the OMSPA Bylaw into compliance with ONCA, incorporate changes consistent with current best practices for not-for-profit Boards and mitigate the liability risks at the local level. Combined these changes will provide strong leadership for the maple producers in Ontario.


To read the proposed amendment, click on the box below.


OMSPA Bylaw No 1 Amended July 2024 - PROPOSED
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