OUSA is run by the elected student leaders from its member campuses. A representative from each student union/federation/association sits on OUSA’s Steering Committee. Members of the Steering Committee elect a President in mid-May who serves until May of the following year (the term for elected student leaders is May 1 to April 30).
The day-to-day activities of OUSA (as mandated by the Steering Committee) are carried out by five full-time office staff. The office staff work from Home Office in Toronto and often travel to member campuses throughout the year to meet with students.