The Who’s Who of Food in Canada

Agri-food Management Institute
The Agri-food Management Institute (AMI) promotes new ways of thinking about business management and aims to increase awareness, understanding and adoption of beneficial business management practices by Ontario farmers and food processors.

Craig Richardson Institute of Food Processing Technology (IFPT)
The IFPT is located at the Conestoga College campus in Cambridge. The institute offers programs and courses for industry in technology, supervision, sanitation and food safety. They also offer post-secondary programs in food processing and the in-school training portion of the process operator-food manufacturing apprenticeship program.

Food & Consumer Products of Canada
Food & Consumer Products of Canada is Canada’s largest industry association representing the companies that manufacture and distribute the vast majority of food, beverage and consumer goods found on grocery store shelves. Its members provide jobs to almost 300,000 Canadians, and include small and large multinational and Canadian-owned companies.

George Brown College Food Innovation & Research Studio (FIRSt)-From Concept to Commercialization
George Brown’s Food Innovation & Research Studio (FIRSt) can help springboard your idea to market. FIRSt guides its partners from concept to commercialization, blending food science with culinary arts to solve industry problems. FIRSt services include consumer recipe creation and testing, sensory evaluation, food product concept and development, CFIA-compliant nutritional analysis and labelling, and media events and space rental. Get a taste of what FIRSt can do for you with a FIRSt Look Consultation: a four-hour interactive session to guide you through the path to market, recipe analysis and recipe standardization. For a $500 fee (that you can apply to a project), you’ll get recommendations on ingredients and process, a session report and next steps for your idea. For more information, visit the website or contact FIRSt: or 416-415-5000 Ext. 6400. FIRSt is a Technology Access Centre funded by the Government of Canada.

Provision Coalition
Provision Coalition is the food and beverage industry’s leading voice on sustainability. It provides valuable resources, programming and advocacy to manufacturers and industry stakeholders.