OCC members represent the thousands of individuals and businesses who bring Canadians outdoors. Every year, these people offer powerful experiences to millions of Canadians and contribute billions of dollars to the Canadian economy.
For us, success means creating a reality where outdoor programs and their staff are recognized for their true value, the unfair risk perception associated with going outdoors is eliminated, governments invest to develop the sector, and other unnecessary barriers such as unreasonable insurance premiums are removed.
The outdoor sector has a wealth of passionate individuals abounding in expertise, and dozens of organizations dedicated to bringing real value to their community. However, the lack of cohesion in individual efforts leads to an incalculable amount of wasted resources.
The OCC saves time and resources by facilitating the process of creating a true national outdoor community. One where our contributions and expertise is valued as we support each other in achieving shared goals. Outdoor programs are experts at building community in the field, now it is time to do the same when back at the office. By promoting collaboration within the sector we increase the power of your voices, and leverage our collective experience and knowledge to advance our individual and collective missions.