Most of the articles that appear in OC Magazine are written by professional journalists. OC Magazine also permits certain public or private non-profit organizations with which it does not have a partnership agreement—its collaborator—to publish articles for a fee.
Some of these however, may be produced by Option consommateurs’ partners. As stipulated in Option consommateurs’ partnership policy, these are public or private non-profit organizations whose mission is compatible with our own and have been selected by a committee composed of 3 to 5 people (the Partnership Committee). It should be noted that establishing a partnership with an organization does not imply an endorsement of its values or practices. Nor does it constrain Option consommateurs from expressing itself or acting in accordance with its own wishes. In addition, Option consommateurs reserves the right to refuse or terminate a partnership in certain circumstances.
Option consommateurs’ collaborators and partners are required to comply with the organization’s partnership policy.
OC Magazine also makes pages available to interested parties from the consumer milieu who would like to share their views on current issues.
The magazine does not accept any commercial advertising. It does, however, accept social advertisements. Please note that the publication of an article by a contributor (partner or collaborator) or a social advertisement is in no way binding on Option consommateurs and OC Magazine.
Anyone wishing to reproduce a text published in OC Magazine, in whole or in part, must request permission from the Editor-in-Chief. This may be granted in certain cases and is always conditional on the source being clearly indicated.
Option consommateurs received funding under Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada’s Contributions Program for Non-Profit Consumer and Voluntary Organizations for the development of the OC Magazine website and its first articles, which were published in November 2019, as well as for the development of a business plan for the magazine. The opinions expressed in this report are not necessarily those of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada or the Government of Canada.