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More About Ontario Association of Parliamentarians (OAP)

Our History

The Ontario Association of Parliamentarians (OAP) is a division of the National Association of Parliamentarians (NAP). The NAP is the foremost organization devoted to teaching and promoting parliamentary procedure; the NAP was founded nearly 100 years ago and is home to more than 5000 members worldwide. 

After a short period of dormancy, under the leadership of Lori Lukinuk, PRP, our former President, the OAP received our current Charter from the NAP on May 5, 2018. Since then, we have restored our long history of being the leaders of parliamentary procedure in Ontario.

OAP is organized exclusively for educational purposes of studying, teaching, promoting and disseminating the philosophy and principles underlying the rules of deliberative assemblies.

In short, the OAP is a group of members from throughout Ontario focused on promoting and educating others on rules of order and parliamentary procedure. 

In doing this, we aim to help others run their organizations in line with the best practices of parliamentary procedure.

Under our current President, Justin G. Pappano, PRP, the OAP has grown substantially, created and promoted more educational programs than ever, and is well on its way to furthering the goals of teaching parliamentary procedure Ontario-wide. 

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