Registry of Lobbyists

Registration - In-house Organization

Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) / Cathy Lennon, General Manager

Registration Information

In-house Organization name: Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA)
Responsible Officer Name: Cathy Lennon, General Manager 
Responsible Officer Change History
Initial registration start date: 2006-03-02
Registration status: Active
Registration Number: 937023-6273

Associated Communications

Total Number of Communication Reports: 19

Monthly communication reports in the last 6 months: 6

Version 1 of 32 (2006-03-02 to 2006-03-24)

Version 1 of 32 (2006-03-02 to 2006-03-24) was submitted prior to the Lobbying Act coming into force on July 2, 2008. Due to different information requirements at that time, the registration is presented in the following format.

A. Organization Information

Organization: Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA)
40 Eglinton Ave E
5th Floor
Toronto, ON  M4P 3A2
Telephone number: 416-485-3333  Ext.: 243
Fax number: 416-485-9027  
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration: Neil Currie, General Manager  
Description of the organization's activities: As a grassroots farmer-led organization, the OFA has grown to become the largest voluntary farm organization in Canada. The OFA has built on the self-help and co-operative spirit of the farm community to promote programs and policies which are farmer-driven and preserve the distinctive character of the agricultural sector.
Organization's membership or classes of membership: OFA lobbies on behalf of individual farmers, County Federation, Farm Commodity Group and Marketing Board.
Was the organization funded in whole or in part by any domestic or foreign government institution in the last completed financial year? No

B. Lobbyists Employed by the Organization

Name: Neil Currie
Position title: General Manager
Public offices held: No

C. Lobbying Activity Information

Federal departments or organizations which have been or will be communicated with during the course of the undertaking: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Canada Labour Relations Board (CLRB), Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT), Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA), Environment Canada, Farm Products Council of Canada (FPCC), Federal Environmental Assessment Review Office (FEARO), Finance Canada (FIN), Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAITC), Grain Transportation Agency (GTA), Health Canada (HC), Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC), Industry Canada, Justice Canada (JC), National Energy Board (NEB), National Research Council (NRC), Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Revenue Canada (RC), Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Statistics Canada (StatCan), Transport Canada (TC)
Communication techniques that have been used or are expected to be used in the course of the undertaking:
Grass-roots communication, Informal communications, Meetings, Presentations, Telephone calls, Written communications, whether in hard copy or electronic format
Subject Matter: Areas of Concern: Agriculture, Broadcasting, Consumer Issues, Education, Energy, Environment, Financial Institutions, Forestry, Government Procurement, Health, Industry, Internal Trade, International Relations, International Trade, Justice and Law Enforcement, Labour, Regional Development, Science and Technology, Small Business, Taxation and Finance, Telecommunications, Tourism, Transportation
Subject Matter: Retrospective: Tax reformRebuild, reinvest, restore -- in the Ontario agriculture sector farming and Food and Food Production Protection ActEastern Ontario Rural Aid
Subject Matter: Prospective: Safety Nets;Trade Negotiations;Environment Issues/Water Quality/Nutrient Management; Federal Budget

Details Regarding the Identified Subject Matter

Categories Description
Legislative Proposal Federal Budget

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