The Constance Bay Community Market (CBCM) is a member of Farmers’ Markets Ontario (FMO) and operates under their guidelines. Membership in the FMO provides the CBCM with resources and liability insurance to help ensure the sustainability of the market.

The CBCM receives direction from Ottawa Public Health and is subject to periodic inspection to ensure the CBCM and its vendors are adhering to regulations governing the safety, measurement, packaging, and labelling of food products.

The CBCM is governed by a volunteer board of directors of up to 13 members and is managed and operated by the Board plus a group of support volunteers and a Market Manager. Management and all other support activities are contracted by the Board. The Market Manager is not a member of the Board, but attends board meetings to advise the Board on issues relating to the promotion and operation of the market.

Cindy Pratt holds the position of Market Manager. Current members of the Board follow:

Chair Amanda Chapman
Vice Chair Vacant
Secretary / Treasurer Melanie Paquette
Director Sylvia Bell (non-voting)
Director Julia Cheeseman
Director Janette Edwards
Director Amanda Gillespie
Director Mike Gordon

Board meetings are held at least three times per year or more often if necessary.  The Annual General Meeting is held in February or March of every year and will be publicized via e-mail at least two weeks in advance.  All members are encouraged to attend.