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OCRA GM June 26, 2024

OCRA is pleased to announce that its 18th General Meeting will be held on Wednesday June 26, 2024 at Niagara College in Niagara-on-the-Lake on the Daniel J. Patterson (DJP) Campus in the Benchmark Restaurant from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The meeting is free to OCRA members and includes the latest news from OCRA, guest speakers, lunch, and an optional wine tour/tasting at the Wine Visitor + Education Centre.

New for this year…the OCRA Board invites non-members to attend and receive one year’s free membership upon registering with the Association.

Evan Howard, CAAT Pension Plan’s Chief Pension Officer, and Michael Dawson, CAAT’s Chief Financial Officer, will present on the Plan’s 2023 performance results, strong funding position progressing to Level 6, upcoming initiatives, and innovations.

Mike Vannelli, Vice President, and Stephen Lee Kam, Human Resources Consultant, both with Benefits and Compensation at the College Employer Council, will update us on matters related to our benefits plan.

Yvonne Brady, Senior Consultant, Affinity Relationships, belairdirect (formerly Johnson Insurance) will provide us with information regarding travel insurance.

David DiPietro

Our keynote speaker is David DiPietro, Manager, Business Development, Research & Innovation, Niagara College. David will provide an overview of applied research in the CAAT sector and will focus specifically on Niagara College’s award-winning initiatives to further industry collaboration and innovation. 


Full details about the meeting and how to register have been sent to OCRA members via Canada Post or email depending on the member’s specified communication preference. The deadline to register via email is Friday June 7, 2024 (Canada Post by Friday May 31, 2024). Questions may be addressed to OCRA’s Membership Co-ordinator.

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