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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.
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
This candidate will assist the current Lead Volunteer
* Developing and overseeing the SOG Program carrying out our Mission & Strategic Plan;
* Reporting to monthly meeting of the COG OSO Steering Committee under the umbrella of COG a national charity;
* Leading the SOG Program with support from the SOG Advisory Group
* Developing SOG budgets and ensuring fundraising plans and liaising with funders of the SOG program ;
* Overseeing financial affairs, programming, community relations and communications.
This volunteer opportunity would involve about 10-12 hours monthly on a flexible basis but would require at least a one-year commitment with availability for one monthly evening meeting in person or virtually. SOG is currently active in the City of Ottawa but our geographic location depends to some extension on the sources of our funding. We expect the successful candidate to live in the city of Ottawa.
Location: HQ- COG, 56 Sparkes Street, Suite 600, Ottawa, ON K1P 5B1