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The Ottawa Chamber Orchestra is in the process of forming a community-based support group (OCOA), and is currently seeking to identify a core group of Friends.

We anticipate that an enthusiastic group of friends, along with our players, would share their time, expertise and experience to participate in the growth and stature of the orchestra. As a member of the orchestra family, one can assist in such activities as concert management and promotion, our music library, social, educational and fund raising events, offering feedback on programs, growing a loyal base of concert-goers, and generally sharing the enjoyment of the musical experience.

The Ottawa Chamber Orchestra, founded in 1992, is a vibrant symphony orchestra presenting 4 concerts annually. Our members include advanced music students, semi-professional musicians, and serious amateurs, from teenagers to senior citizens, whose non-musical avocations run the complete gamut. We share a love of music, a desire to learn together, and a passion to delight our audiences. Our music director is Donnie Deacon, principal second violinist with the National Art Centre Orchestra, whose leadership and musicianship are an exceptional benefit to player and listener alike.

It is good practice for all organizations to have an articulated anti-harassment policy and to supply supporting guidelines for members and volunteers who deal directly with the public.

The Ottawa Chamber Orchestra has therefore adopted and makes available the following policies and guidelines to ensure that all community members (whether patrons, volunteers or members) are treated with respect and care by the volunteers and members of the OCO. We welcome member input regarding guidelines for other community groups not covered in the current guidelines. (Click on each item below to download and save each document).

1. OCO Volunteer Code of Conduct
2. OCO Anti-Harassment Policy
3. OCO Guidelines and Policies for Serving Members of the Community with Respect
4. OCO Serving Persons with Respect Tip Sheet

As a volunteer read and sign the Volunteer Code of Conduct, then return it back to the volunteer coordinator.
Read thoroughly the "Anti-Harassment Policy" and "Guidelines and Policies for Serving Members of the Community with Respect" documents.
Print out the "OCO Serving Persons with Respect Tip Sheet" so that you can have it handy to review it before the concert. Have it handy should you need to refer to it.
The knowledge you have learned will help us serve the public with common knowledge and respect.

I wish to volunteer my services as a member of the Friends of OCO:


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Peter Zanette
Phone 613-745-6749 email

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