Strategic Planning

2023-2028 OBA Strategic Plan

    In 2013, the OBA released a five-year Summary of Strategic Directions, carving a path forward to support Ontario’s beekeeping industry as well as the growth of the organization. Now, in 2022, we want to refresh our strategic directions, building on our successes since 2013 and leveraging new opportunities to support Ontario beekeepers. 
     To support the development of the new plan, we brought together a working group consisting of OBA staff, board members, and beekeepers. We also contracted Wilton Consulting Group (WCG) to engage OBA members and external industry stakeholders in the strategic plan update. WCG is based in Fergus, ON, and focuses on facilitating sustainability and innovation in agri-food and rural systems through a change management approach. 
     On July 26, 2022, WCG met with the members of the OBA working group to facilitate a discussion on Strengths, Challenges, Opportunities and Threats (SCOT) for the OBA to consider in the development of a new Strategic Plan. Below is a summary of insights shared that will help to inspire engagement on the OBA’s strategic direction for the next five years:
     Wilton Consulting Group used a SCOT analysis, along with surveys, planning sessions, and several draft reviews, to develop an actionable Strategic Plan for 2023-2028 that aligns with the aspirations of the OBA.  
     See the full plan using the link below. The plan can also be seen in the files at the bottom of the page.

2023-2028 OBA Strategic Plan

The OBA would like to thank each and every one of the kind people who took the time to answer the survey questions that helped guide the strategic plan process. The survey results can be found HERE and below.

Thank you to the Grand River Agricultural Society for helping to fund the

 development of the Strategic Plan.   


Thank you to those who donated prizes for the membership survey!