The annual convention was held online in November, 2020.
Conventions are semi-annual events where representatives from each chapter get together to discuss issues pertinent to everyone as well as renew old friendships and make new acquaintances. The spring convention is also the time for elections to the National Board.
The OPFA has a National Board who has the responsibility for overseeing all activities of the organization including compiling and submitting our financial information to the Canada Revenue Agency as we are required to do as a national charity. The Chapters are a part of the OPFA but operate independently under the guidelines provided by national. For a comparison, think of the analogy of Franchiser / Franchisee. Chapter Presidents are also members of the Board of Directors of the Association.
Our National President is Sandra Eamor from the Toronto Area Chapter.
Monica Dolejsi is Vice-President.
Terry Mayer is National Treasurer
Ramona D’Souza is National Membership Director.
There are still other positions that can be filled by appointment — there are many opportunities to apply your expertise in a fun and rewarding group!
Please reach out to Sandra at: President@torontoareaopfa.ca