2020 Convention

At the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel & Suites and Conference Centre

See you Feb. 13-15, 2020

Please Contact

Kathryn Lambert,

Convention Administrator

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Phone: 519-287-3553

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News of the Association of Ontario Agricultural Societies.

The OAAS is a non-profit organization incorporated under the Agricultural and Horticultural Organizations Act 1988. The role of the Board of Directors is to provide overall leadership for the association and to ensure that its mission and vision are fulfilled. 

The Board of Directors meet a minimum of 3 times / year in person and attend regular Conference Call Board and Committee Meetings.  Directors are expected to prepare for, attend and participate in these very important meetings.  Agendas and information packages will be sent via email prior to each meeting.  Each Director will also be expected to participate and take an active role in a number of operational and convention committees.  

No matter what other skills a board member has, he or she must have these:

  • A passion for the cause
  • Respect for others
  • Works well with a team (a team player)
  • Thoughtful ability to consider issues, and to articulate those thoughts
  • A sense of responsibility for making things happen
  • The vision to think beyond today

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The OAAS is in the process of selecting a broker/insurance company partner to assist in the potential development of an insurance program for up to 220 individual agricultural societies that make up OAAS, and to continue to provide insurance and risk management services in the areas contained within this RFP.

Through this RFP, the OAAS seeks to:

  • Select the successful partnering brokerage firm or insurance company
  • Develop the commercial insurance coverages and risk management strategies to benefit their members with the anticipation that resulting agreed to program will be announced at the 2014 Convention in Toronto
  • Hold a series of 4 (or more) scheduled working group meetings, as part of the development process, which will include representation from the broker/insurance company, members of OAAS and the General Manager of OAAS
  • Upon the successful development of an agreed to risk management strategy, the successful partnering brokerage firm or insurance company will be named as the “Official Insurance Provider of the OAAS”
  • Specify the terms and conditions that would govern any resulting party

This RFP states the instructions for submitting proposals, and the procedures and criteria by which the successful proponent will be selected. All proposals are subject to the terms and conditions of this RFP.

See the attachment for complete details.

Download this file (OAAS Insurance RFP.pdf)OAAS Insurance RFP[Request for Partnership: Insurance Design & Management Plan]317 kB

Check out the great deals the resturants of Toronto have to offer to you as a delegate of the OAAS convention.   Something for everyone.

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