OSCA Conference

Thank you!

Wasn’t that a fun and rewarding conference? On behalf of all of us at the Guelph Campus Co-op, I’d like to thank all attendees and speakers for joining us at Rice Lake for our 12th annual conference.  We think OSCA was a great success again this year, and with the help of the wonderful folks at Elmhirst’s Resort the weekend flowed seamlessly.



We got lots of positive feedback about the food! Did you know that Elmhirst’s is committed to local food, and that a lot of what we ate was grown and processed right on or near the resort? If you’d like to learn more about their Farm to Table commitment, you can check out their website: www.elmhirst.ca   



Thank you to all the attendees for bringing your enthusiasm and Co-op good will. We heard nothing but praise from Elmhirst’s about the people at the conference.



A huge thanks again to all of our speakers. We really appreciate you taking the time to research your audience and ensure your workshops were enjoyable, engaging, and professionally rewarding.

If anyone would like to review any of the presentations or contact the speakers, the links and information are listed below.

Cyber Security

Julian Egelstaff is happy to receive comments and questions at: . The link to his

OSCA Cyber Security presentation is:


To explore Julian’s other prezis on a wide variety of technological topics go to:


Telling the Co-op Story so People Actually Listen

Tony Leighton


The Co-operative Revolution has begun –and you are part of it!

Peter Cameron


Students Co-operating for Sustainability

Darryl Reed


Better Housing for Students. Now. How?

Lloyd Grinham


Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down

Dwayne D.O. Gibson can be found on Facebook and followed on Twitter (@iamdo).



In order for conference organizers to ensure the best possible experience for everybody, it’s very important that we get your feedback.  Please visit http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BHDP9G3.  And let us know what we did well, not so well, and what we can do better.


Can't wait to see you all next year!