OECM is a trusted not-for-profit collaborative sourcing partner for Ontario’s education sector, broader public sector, and other not-for-profit organizations. We contract with innovative, reputable suppliers to offer a comprehensive choice of quality products and services, and generate significant savings for our customers.
What We Do
OECM provides opportunities to minimize costs, and generate savings and efficiencies on products and services available through our Marketplace.
OECM offers a wide range of collaboratively-sourced and competitively-priced products and services, provided by over 300 (and growing) supplier partners, as part of our Marketplace.
OECM promises to deliver service that is consistent, accessible and responsive, supporting our customer-centric service delivery model.
What We Stand For
Generate savings by unlocking the potential of collaborative strategic sourcing.
Be the premier customer-driven supply management partner.
Collaboration We are committed to working together to achieve common goals.
Responsiveness We deliver on our promises in a timely way.
Integrity We are open, honest, and accountable.
Innovation We pursue creative solutions to foster an exceptional customer experience.
Respect We listen to and value everyone’s ideas and opinions in a fair, open, and attentive way.
Ontario Education Collaborative Marketplace is established by the government to encourage collaboration amongst and between the Education Sector.
Our Marketplace of products and services becomes available to the Broader Public Sector.
66% of Ontario’s education sector uses our Marketplace.
Our Marketplace grows to 50 categories of products and services and 100 supplier partners.
OECM becomes self-sustainable and embarks on Vision 2020.
OECM establishes a new competency-based Board of Directors.
100% of Ontario’s education sector uses our Marketplace.
OECM’s Customer Council Committee is established.
OECM accumulates $1 billion in collaborative spend.
Our Marketplace offering continues to expand.
OECM accumulates $2 billion in collaborative spend.
OECM’s Diversity and Inclusion Program is established.
OECM engages in new strategic partnerships and is recognized as a leader in collaborative sourcing for Ontario’s Public Sector.
OECM accumulates $3 billion in collaborative spend.
Our Marketplace grows to over 80 agreements.
Thought leadership emerges as a pivotal area of focus for OECM.
OECM raises over $22k for charities.
OECM establishes a Business Development Team to serve a strategic function to identify business opportunities and partnerships within existing and new sectors.
OECM is driven by talented individuals with a shared passion for achieving results through teamwork and collaboration. Our people truly are at the root of our success and we proudly support a work culture that is anti-racist, diverse, and inclusive – we embrace the strength that comes from our diversity.
Learn more about OECM’s Organizational Structure.
Office of the President and CEO
Supply Management and Customer Relations Team
Business Development Team
Customer Relationship Management Team
Strategic Sourcing Team
Supplier Relationship Management Team
Corporate Services Team
Human Resources Team
Information Technology Support Team
Financial Services and Business Intelligence Team
Board of Directors
OECM is guided by the oversight of a competency-based Board of Directors. The Board of Directors focus on the big picture: the vision of the value that OECM creates and delivers through robust strategy, planning and performance management that guide and support OECM.
Board members also participate in three committees that are responsible for reviewing and making recommendations on policy formulation and fiduciary responsibilities, to help OECM achieve its strategic objectives and facilitate Board decision-making and approval on governance. These include the Audit and Finance Committee, Governance and Human Resources Committee and the Customer Council Committee.
Customer Council Committee
OECM’s Customer Council Committee (CCC) serves as a direct conduit for customer engagement and influence at the Board level. CCC members provide strategic input to OECM regarding our customer-centric strategy, products and services, customer and supplier relationship management, service delivery approach, and more.
Each year, OECM prepares an Annual Report to summarize the previous year’s business, highlighting key financial details, important corporate initiatives, and significant achievements.