Please consider donating to the OFPA!
The OFPA has so much to celebrate. The association has been around for than 60 years and with the commitment from those associated with the Canadian food industry, we have accomplished so much. The OFPA has delivered a countless number of meetings, golf tournaments, social get-togethers and much more. Our organization strives to bring food safety professionals together through a common forum that allows our members to exchange ideas and information, make connections and build contacts. We are grateful to those individuals who have stuck with us and have our back.
The COVID-19 has brought the OFPA a plethora of challenges. We are a membership driven association and our livelihood relies on revenue generated from memberships and in-person events. Over the past 15 months the OFPA was unable to deliver these types of events and retain the normal level membership we are accustomed to. As a result, the OFPA has limited financial reserves to carry us through the lean times ahead and this has put us in a difficult spot.
We need your help. Please consider making a donation to keep the OFPA association operating. Your monetary donation will help us continue to offer five annual $1000 student scholarships to numerous educational institutions in Ontario to those students pursuing an education in food safety. Another initiative we offer is our Ontario Food Protection Association Awards. We recognize outstanding achievements and contributions of food safety professionals and offer a $250 honorarium. The donated funds will also be used to cover our monthly operational charges. These are examples of how you can help.
The food industry in Canada has demonstrated kindness, compassion, and generosity through these uncertain times. The OFPA has felt the pressure and require more resources. Please consider helping us so we can get through this crisis and continue our important work.