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Food Horizons Canada will offer members the opportunity to cultivate and develop their knowledge of the greater food sector in a holistic sense—encompassing all parts of the Canadian food sector and value chain, rather than emphasizing one component. Meetings will focus on key strategic issues, including future food scenario building, foresight studies, food outlooks, and the latest market trends, along with interdisciplinary thinking and cutting-edge research.

FHC will provide valuable networking, learning, and leadership development opportunities to individuals responsible for understanding emerging food system and food sector risks, as well as those looking to enhance and stimulate food performance in Canada’s food economy, workplaces, homes, and policy and regulatory environments. Canada’s food system is broad and complex, and Food Horizons Canada is an effective forum for sector leaders from across the country to share their ideas, address the challenges, and identify new opportunities.


  • Keep your finger on the pulse of the Canadian food sector as we monitor key developments and
  • debates.
  • Gain new insights and better inform your decision making on food-related issues by learning from and networking with senior-level representatives, thought-leaders, and key stakeholders in a multidisciplinary forum.
  • Participate in frank and open dialogue aimed at improving the quality of policy-making, and gain access to a broad range of experts from academia, government, and business.
  • Garner leading-edge information that will help you develop effective organizational strategies.
  • Pool and leverage your organization’s investment with the other members to pursue projects and obtain a greater return than would be possible on your own.
  • Participate in three closed-door meetings a year, including an international executive study tour, and a meeting during the annual Canadian Food and Drink Summit, which offers presentations and active discussions directly relevant to the food sector and its related industries.

Who Should Join

Food Horizons Canada has been developed specifically for individuals across the food sector—from along the supply chain (plough to plate, seed to meat, grass to glass, and fin to fork) and from related sectors, including business leaders, senior government officials, academics, and non-profit leaders. These experts are accountable for understanding and leveraging food sector investments, policy, and projections; making strategic decisions with respect to future food realities; and are interested in strengthening, encouraging, and promoting growth and sustainability in Canada’s food sector.

Past Members

Food Horizons Canada’s initiatives follow its predecessor, the Centre for Food in Canada, which worked to develop the Canadian Food Strategy. This work would not have been possible without the support and investments made by the Centre’s membership, as identified below:

  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Cargill Limited
  • Cavendish Farms (Irving Group)
  • Cott Beverages Canada
  • Deloitte & Touche LLP
  • Farm Credit Canada
  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)
  • Government of Prince Edward Island
  • Government of New Brunswick Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries
  • Heinz Canada
  • IBM Canada
  • Loblaw Companies Limited
  • Maple Leaf Foods
  • McCain Foods (Canada)
  • Metcalf Foundation
  • Nestlé Canada Inc.
  • Olymel L.P.
  • Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
  • Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
  • Parmalat Canada
  • PepsiCo Canada
  • Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Saputo Inc.
  • The Canadian Federation of Agriculture
  • The Heart and Stroke Foundation
  • The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation
  • University of Guelph
  • Weston Foods

Upcoming Events

1st Newfoundland & Labrador Food Forum. May 8, 2018, St. John's, NL

7th Canadian Food & Drink Summit. Winter 2019, Venue TBD

Please contact us if you are interested in partnering with us for the summit as as a sponsor, exhibitor, speaker.

Previous Summit Agendas

6th Canadian Food & Drink Summit
December 5–6, 2017, Calgary, AB

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Download the Canadian Food & Drink Summit 2017 Sponsor Opportunities Package (PDF)

5th Canadian Food & Drink Summit
November 28–29, 2016, Toronto, ON

4th Canadian Food & Drink Summit
October 26–27, 2015, Toronto, ON

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Contact Us

For more information on how you can participate in one of our food related initiatives, or to request a guest invitation to a meeting, contact:

Jean-Charles Le Vallée
Associate Director, Food Horizons Canada

Melissa Lalonde
Research Associate II