OACA is a Not for Profit Volunteer Association
Business is conducted by an elected nine (9) member Board of Directors, governed by a Constitution. The membership of the Association consists of Secretary-Treasurers of Committees of Adjustment and Land Division Committees, Appointed Members who sit on these Committees and some associate members who work in the area of consents and minor variances. Members of the Committees can be locally appointed residents, Members of Council or a combination of both who have the responsibility to provide fair and sensitive adjudication on applications for relief from municipal Zoning By-laws or applications for various types of consents.
The Secretary-Treasurers are usually municipal staff persons. The combination of having both staff and committee members in one organization makes OACA a unique and dynamic organization that responds to a variety of interests and needs for its membership. Our mandate is to educate our members and lobby the Provincial Government for changes in Legislation and Regulations to assist in streamlining the Minor Variance and Consent processes, including the reduction of "red tape". This Province-wide Association provides many opportunities for our members to learn and discuss the application and implementation of existing and proposed legislation.