The application process to request a hospitality suite for the 2025 OAAS Convention is now open. (Feb. 20-22. Sheraton Parkway Hotel, Richmond Hill, ON).  The process is an APPLICATION PROCESS.  You are NOT GUARANTEED a suite by completing this form.

There is more demand than supply, so the OAAS will be reviewing the application forms carefully, before making the selection.
We understand that not everyone will receive a suite and we do apologize.

Please complete the APPLICATION FORM by April 15th.  A notice will be received by May 1st with the final confirmation.

Thank you

The 2nd annual OAAS - Central Canada Exhibition Association Scholarship“ awarded to six Ontario students involved in their local agricultural societies

Stirling, ON (October 18, 2023) The Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies (OAAS) is pleased to announce the awarding of the second annual OAAS - Central Canada Exhibition Scholarships, with an increase of six recipients for 2023.  Congratulations to Julie French (Albion Bolton), Emily Lennox (  ), Emma Oulette (Brigden), Reegan Sawyer (Glencoe),  Bella Todd (   ) and Jordan Wills (Dresden).

The OAAS - Central Canada Exhibition Association Scholarship was launched in 2022 and in partnership together, the OAAS and the Central Canada Exhibition Association (CCEA), created a scholarship program recognizing youth who have been actively involved in their home agricultural societies and fairs.

Sixteen (16) applications from nine (9) districts throughout Ontario were received for the inaugural year.  Evaluation criteria for the scholarship included local agricultural society, community and school involvement, letters of reference, proof of post secondary enrollment and an essay outlining “their future plans for contributing as a volunteer within their current or future community.”Scholarship winners w pictures page 001

July 19 2026 - OMAFRA Ag Careers Information Webinar
Presenters are Alex DeWit, Stephen Morris and Anuraj Gill  

There has been a delay in providing information following the webinar last week. OMAFRA assured me things will be online and ready to share soon. (the webinar is posted under the “webinars/info” tab on our website.

In the interim, you can log on to the Promoting Agriculture Careers Initiative order form found here.


Through this link, you can order the materials for your society, As part of the normal reporting, you will be asked to attest to the setting up of the booth, if you do, you will receive the $500/fair day with your regular annual funding.

As much as possible, please ensure that you submit your request 10 business days before your event to ensure delivery on time.

More detailed information will be made available soon from OMAFRA please note this is an OMAFRA-run program, not the OAAS.

If you have any questions or experience any issues, please contact the Agricultural Information Contact Centre at 1-877-424-1300 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..​


CANVA 101 on May 2nd at 7 pm 

 May 17th   NO MIDWAY? NO PROBLEM! How do we ensure that people keep coming through the gates? Guest is Haley Rose President of Parham Agricultural Society District 3

May 24th OAAS Youth Committee presenting information for on Youth Programming for your agricultural societies.

May 31st, 7pm
Presentation from Shawn LaPalm around INSURANCE.

June 7th, 7pm LIVESTOCK TRACEABILITY regulations and how you can submit your concerns.

June 14, 7pm  VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION AND TRAINING - Learn where to start when orienting and training your volunteers, and how to keep them learning to ensure volunteers can safely and effectively perform their duties

May 11th 
Presented by the Ann Barker from TicketPro and Daniel Caruse of Showpass
Topic: The Value of Cashle$$ " What that means for your Events"

May 4th 
Presented by the OAAS Programs Committee
Topic: Overview of the OAAS First Impression Program


May 4th 
Presented by the OAAS Programs Committee
Topic: Overview of the OAAS First Impression Program

April 27th

Topic: OAAS New Youth Program
Presented by OAAS Youth Committee
Handbook word document 
Handbook PDF 

 April 20th 

Topic: Vendor Insurance Risk Management: 101
Presented by Shawn LaPalm Co-operators and Sunnie Shannon DUUO
Co-operators PPT 
DUUO Vendor Insurance PPT   

Sample Vendor contracts - Thank you to the Ag Societies for providing samples
Vendor Waiver Release Agreement sample
Vendor Agreement sample
Vendor Contract sample
Vendor Agreement Form sample
Charity Contract sample


April 13th recording
This webinar will address – Social media “Cyber and Privacy Breach best practices”; educate about common scams and provide risk management tips to protect your organization
The guest is Mr. Ian Fraser is, the AVP, Tech/Cyber & Professional Line at Sovereign Insurance.



OAAS 175th Central Canada Exhibition Association Scholarship Application

2024 online application information is open  Click here

The application deadline is July 31, 2024  

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Youth Program Videos
Volunteering Video
Mentors and Youth Video
Ambassador Video

New Information Postcard Feb 2024  click here 

Handbook word
Handbook PDF
Webinar, Youth recording Click here

Youth Handbook 

Take a Seat, Make a Friend Video

 Youth Committee Presentation
Governance PPT for Youth Board
Reflection Questions Take A Seat Make A Friend