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Canadian Organic Growers - Ottawa St Lawrence Outaouais Chapter Section d'Ottawa

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Margaret Tourond-Townson
Lead Volunteer - Senior Organic Gardeners, Steering Committee Member
Canadian Organic Growers - Ottawa St Lawrence Outaouais Chapter Section d'Ottawa

Canadian Organic Growers

National Office
100 Gloucester Street, Suite 410

Ottawa, ON
Canada K2P 0A4

TEL: 613-216-0741
FAX: 613-236-0743

E-mail: sog.margaret@gmail.com
Web: www.cog.ca/ottawa/

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Aboriginals (First Nation, Metis, Inuit); Disadvantaged; Men; Children (0-10 years); Seniors; Women

Canadian Organic Growers (COG) is a national charitable organization (13014 0494 RR0001) with members in all regions of Canada. COG is connected to the regions through eight regional Chapters, four affiliated organizations, and to the international organic community through membership in the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM).
COG's membership is diverse and includes farmers, gardeners, processors, retailers, educators, policy-makers, and consumers. Not all COG members run certified organic operations, but they share a vision for a sustainable bioregionally-based organic food system. Our members believe that organic food production is the best choice for the health of consumers and producers, for the protection and enhancement of the environment, and for the sustainability of the food production system. In fact we believe that the survival of our country and even of the planet depends on it.
Mission
To lead local and national communities towards sustainable organic stewardship of land, food and fibre while respecting nature, upholding social justice and protecting natural resources.
Canadian Organic Growers- Ottawa St lawrence Outaouais is a chapter of COG offering programs, events and resources to Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. www.cog.ca/ottawa

www.cog.ca/ottawa

Volunteer Opportunities

Senior Organic Gardeners Lead Administrator

Canadian Organic Growers- Ottawa St Lawrence Outaouais Chapter

Senior Organic Gardeners (SOG) is a program of Canadian Organic Growers-local chapter working to enhance the quality of life, health and social opportunities with seniors through active participation in organic gardening for nutritious food and the joys of good food.

SOG Leadership Team Administrator Assistant

Become part of the SOG Leadership Team

Get to know all aspects of the program and the administration

Participate in the SOG Leadership Team meetings taking part in discussions & decisions, taking notes and coordinating follow up, organising, record-keeping for easy access to all leadership team members housed centrally for program security;

Write regular reports for COG OSO Steering Committee, SOG Advisory Group and for Down to Earth E-News in conjunction with the Leadership Team.

Attend some COG OSO Steering Committee meetings as needed in person or virtually.

Enjoy attending occasional SOG events as possible to participate in the Vision at Work!

This is a volunteer opportunity that would involve approximately 10-15 hours per month on a flexible basis but would require at least a one-year commitment with availability for one monthly evening meeting in person or possibly virtually.

It is a chance to give back to the community especially to seniors in a meaningful way and to broaden your understanding about the ‘organic world’

We ask for references and provide for free police checks for the candidate who has given us a CV, has had an interview and has been invited to the role subject to Steering Committee approval.

Deadline: Sept 20, 2019
Have a look at our website: www.cog.ca/ottawa/senior-organic-gardeners
Questions? Send us an e-mail: sog.@cog.ca or call 613 834 5091 Please share this message with people who might be interested.

Canadian Organic Growers- Ottawa St Lawrence Outaouais Chapter
The Ottawa – St. Lawrence – Outaouais chapter of Canadian Organic Growers (COG OSO) is a regional chapter of a national charity, whose mandate is to lead local and national communities towards sustainable organic stewardship of land, food and fibre while respecting nature, upholding social justice and protecting natural resources. COG OSO is a lively and enthusiastic group based in Ottawa, offering numerous events and programs year-round to support knowledge and skills for farmers, gardeners, educators, children, seniors, and anyone who is interested in eating healthy food and living in healthy environments. Details of our activity are available at our new website: www.cog.ca/ottawa/
Location: Orleans
Deadline: Sep 20, 2019
Senior Organic Gardeners Financials Coordinator
Senior Organic Gardeners (SOG) is a program of Canadian Organic Growers-local chapter working to enhance the quality of life, health and social opportunities with seniors through active participation in organic gardening for nutritious food and the joys of good food.
SOG Leadership Team Financials Coordinator
Become part of the SOG Leadership Team
Get to know all aspects of the program and the administration.
Develop SOG Budgets in conjunction with the SOG

Manager & the Fundraisers (Grants and Local) overseeing, tracking, recording and approving all financial expenses & receipts in concert with the COG National office www.cog.ca and COG OSO local chapter Treasurer.

Prepare quarterly SOG financial reports for the COG OSO Steering Committee in conjunction with accounting at COG National Office and/or COG OSO treasurer.

Attend some COG OSO Steering Committee meetings as needed in person or virtually.

Enjoy attending occasional SOG events as possible to participate in the Vision at Work!

This is a volunteer opportunity that would involve approximately 8-10 hours per month on a flexible basis but would require at least a one-year commitment with availability for one monthly evening meeting in person or possibly virtually. It is a chance to give back to the community especially to seniors in a meaningful way and to broaden your understanding about the ‘organic world’ We ask for references and provide for free police checks for the candidate who has given us with a CV, has had an interview and has been invited to the role subject to Steering Committee approval.
Have a look at our website: www.cog.ca/ottawa/senior-organic-gardeners
Deadline: Sept 20, 2019

Questions? Send us an e-mail: sog.@cog.ca or call 613 834 5091 Please share this message with people who might be interested.
Canadian Organic Growers- Ottawa St Lawrence Outaouais Chapter
The Ottawa – St. Lawrence – Outaouais chapter of Canadian Organic Growers (COG OSO) is a regional chapter of a national charity, whose mandate is to lead local and national communities towards sustainable organic stewardship of land, food and fibre while respecting nature, upholding social justice and protecting natural resources. COG OSO is a lively and enthusiastic group based in Ottawa, offering numerous events and programs year-round to support knowledge and skills for farmers, gardeners, educators, children, seniors, and anyone who is interested in eating healthy food and living in healthy environments. Details of our activity are available at our new website: www.cog.ca/ottawa/
Location: Orleans
Deadline: Sep 20, 2019
Volunteer Wanted!

Senior Organic Gardeners Leadership Team Members
Canadian Organic Growers- Ottawa St Lawrence Outaouais Chapter

Organic Seed Sale Fundraising Coordinator

This volunteer position is an opportunity for a well-organized, experienced volunteer to take charge of the Annual Spring Organic Seed Sales Fundraiser for Senior Organic Gardeners. It is an opportunity to get to know Canadian Organic Growers – our local Ottawa Chapter and the organic sector as well as to make a huge contribution to the local fundraising for Senior Organic Gardeners.

An overview of this role involves:
* Becoming aware of the issues relating to organic seeds (germination, packaging dates, value of organic seeds;
• Contacting organic seed companies requesting donations (in-kind) for organic seeds as a fundraiser for Senior Organic Gardeners;
• Recruiting new organic seed companies for donations;
• Contacting host locations negotiating dates and times where seeds can be sold
• Recruiting new host locations for seed sales;
• Setting a realistic calendar of organization of the seed sales in conjunction with Hosts for sales, other organic seed events;
• Recruiting well organized volunteers to take the seed sales (cash only) to host locations with the help of organic gardening experts to give advice on planting the seeds.
• Recruit organic gardeners experts to accompany sales people at all sales
• Keep records of sales, present cash & cash reports to SOG Team Leader for deposit and transfer to COG OSO treasurer.

The calendar timeline is as follows:
January:
• Contact the Organic Seed Companies for promise of seed donations in the early spring.
• Contact host locations in east, west and south Ottawa proposing dates and times of sales for March and April
February:
• Creation of posters with all Organic Seed Sale Locations, dates, times and names of seed donor companies.
• Promotion Campaign from early-February through March and April
March:
• Organic Seed Sales take place
April:
• Organic Seed Sales on request
May:
• Summary Report: Organic Seed Sale: Seed Donors, Seed Sales Hosts, Dates, times, Funds raised. Each sale has a Cash Flow Report (sales, expenses, etc)
June:
• Report to the COG OSO Steering Committee

Are you interested?
Brouse our website: www.cog.ca/ottawa/0rganic-seed-sales/
Contact: sog@cog.ca or call 613 834 5091
Send your CV, ask for an Application Form & provide 2 references

Location: Orleans
Deadline: Sep 20, 2019