OSFA Membership Application Form

This is the OSFA Membership Registration Form. Please fill out this form if you'd like to register.

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    MEMBERSHIP If you have any questions regarding the OSFA, please contact Andrew Craig at 613-867-5358 or by email: Andrew@osfa.ca PAYMENT Once your application is received it will be reviewed, and an invoice will be sent to the OSFA representative contact email address that you specified. Please make your payment via Interac eTransfer as follows: - recipient: andrew@osfa.ca. - password: osfa2015. - message section: specify the invoice number Please refer any questions regarding payments to andrew@osfa.ca

    Membership Fees

    Processor Member: $100 + HST = $113 annual fee - Businesses that process specialty foods in Ottawa and Eastern Ontario. Associate Member: $100 + HST = $113 annual fee - businesses related to, and in support of, the specialty food industry in Ottawa and Eastern Ontario. Example: retailers, suppliers, service providers. Please refer to the Questions section for instructions regarding making payments. - Invoices and Receipts will be issued via email upon application and payment. - Unsuccessful applicants will be refunded in full. - Annual fees, thereafter, are Due October 1st of each year for the following year. .
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    Membership Types

    The OSFA currently has the following 2 memberhip types: - Processor Member - We process specialty foods in the Ottawa or Eastern Ontario region. - Associate Member - We support processors in the specialty food industry in Ottawa or Eastern Ontario. Examples are: Retailers, suppliers and other service providers.
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    OSFA Contact Information

    Please enter the contact information for your OSFA Representative below. This information will not be released to the general public.
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    Public Contact Information and Social Media

    Please let us know how the general public can reach your business.
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    Company Products and Services

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    Retail Location

    If you have your own retail or store location, please enter the address of your main retail site. If you sell your product through other 3rd party retailers, you can ignore this section. If you have more then one location, please enter the address of your flagship store.
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    Our Policy

    Members must be paid in full and up to date on all fees to remain an active member and to receive services or participate in OSFA events or programs. Fees may increase annually at the discretion of the Board of Directors. Specialty Food Processors and or products as used herein shall mean: consumable food products that exemplify: quality, authenticity, ethnic or cultural origin, specific processing, ingredients, limited supply, distinctive use, extraordinary packaging or specific channel distribution or sale. By virtue of their differentiation in their categories, such products maintain a higher perceived value and often command a premium price. Member companies and their employees must adhere to the Ottawa Specialty Food Association Code of Conduct and Ethics, and principals of the association in order to remain an active member. Failure to adhere may be grounds for suspension or dismissal from the association with no reimbursement of fees paid. By signing below and submitting this application form, upon approval and full payment of fees, the applicant agree that: 1. The Ottawa Specialty Food Association may contact you by email, phone, mail or other forms of communication for the purposes of the Ottawa Specialty Food Association. 2. The undersigned acknowledges having read, understood and agrees to abide by all the instructions of this application. 3. The applicant authorizes the Ottawa Specialty Food Association to make such investigation as it considers appropriate to evaluate this Application. Any misrepresentations or omissions in the Application, or in the accompanying material, or in the determination of the applying company’s dues, could render this Application void. If such misrepresentation or omission is discovered after Membership has been granted, it may be grounds for termination of Membership. 4. For participation in any Ottawa Specialty Food Association event including Taste of Ottawa shows, pavilions, craft sales, exhibitions, trade show booths, that the Member also is required to name the Ottawa Specialty Food Association as “Additionally Insured” under the member companies general liability insurance policy. 5. The OSFA may post your profile or business information on our website, face book, twitter or other social media including but not limited to sites related to the OSFA and the specialty food industry, related industries, sponsors and media. 6. Further acknowledges that, if accepted as a Member of the Ottawa Specialty Food Association, the Member Company shall, during the term of its membership and thereafter, respect the intellectual property rights of the Ottawa Specialty Food Association and shall not: (a) use the trademarks, service marks, or logos of the Ottawa Specialty Food Association in any manner which is likely to confuse the public as to the source of sponsorship of the Members products or services, or which constitutes an expressed or implied false or misleading statement of fact; (b) copy, distribute, reproduce, create derivative works from, transform into another medium, or use in any manner, copyrighted or proprietary information disclosed to the Member by the Ottawa Specialty Food Association in connection with its business as a Member of the Ottawa Specialty Food Association. 7. The Foregoing shall not prevent Members of the Association from using camera-ready artwork for only those Ottawa Specialty Food Association logos provided to the Member by the Ottawa Specialty Food Association, on business cards, letterheads, and other printed materials to indicate fairly and aptly Membership in the Ottawa Specialty Food Association, provided that the integrity of such logos is preserved and such logos are used in the precise manner shown in the artwork without addition, deletion or revision.

    Agreement and Acceptance

    By submitting this application, I affirm that the facts set forth in it are true and complete. I understand that if I am accepted as a member, any false statements, omissions, or other misrepresentations made by me on this application may result in my immediate dismissal.
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