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SSFPA Mission Statement

To be Canada’s leading support organization for small and medium enterprises in the food processing industry by providing leadership, education, marketing, networking, and advocacy to foster success in a competitive global market. Click here for SSFPA By-Laws

SSFPA Membership Types

The SSFPA has two categories of membership:

  • Processor Members: Food processors with no more than 25 full time equivalent employees. A processor is someone who adds value to food.

  • Supporter Members: Groups or individuals including: growers, large processors as mentors, linked associations, technical service providers, educational planners, and economic development groups. This category does not exclude any interested party.

SSFPA Membership Benefits

  • Education, workshops, and on-line resources. For more information on SSFPA courses, click here.

  • Member Networking opportunities.

  • Listing in Specialty Food Directory. For more information on the Specialty Food Directory, click here.
  • 25% discount on all courses offered through INTRISK Training Solutions Ltd.

  • Discount Shipping Rates with Canada Post. For more information, click here.

  • Group Rates for Commercial General Liability Insurance Products via CapriCMW Insurance Services Ltd. For more information, click here.

  • Group rates for website and facebook design and ecommerce packages: TotalSnap Web-site – Social Media Discount Pricing. For more information, click here.

  • Representation to government and industry organizations.

  • Peer to Peer Networking.

  • A forum for asking questions and getting answers.

  • Support for individual challenges.

  • Notices about opportunities, trade shows, mini and major trade missions, consultations, funding and investment opportunities, meetings of like-minded groups.

  • Keep in the LOOP! Industry opportunities.

  • SSFPA represents our members on the following boards and committees: National Food Processors Round Table, Canadian Food Safety Supply Chain Coalition, ProcessSafe Steering Committee, MarketSafe Steering Committee, BC Ministry of Agriculture Food Hub Network Advisory Committee, in addition the SSFPA provides support to many allied associations and specific project areas.

  • Notices of regulatory changes.

  • Ongoing opportunities for members to participate in industry specific program development.

  • Administer the AAFC – Advance Payments Program for agriculture producers. For more information, click here.

Apply for Membership or Renew Membership

Processors – download, print, and fill out the following: Annual Membership Fee is $125.00 for companies with less than $500k in gross revenues and $300.00 for companies with greater than $500k in gross revenues.

Supporters – download, print, and fill out the following: Annual Membership Fee is $125.00 for companies with less than $500k in gross revenues and $300.00 for companies with greater than $500k in gross revenues.

Payment
Include a cheque in the amount of the appropriate fee (explained on each form).
Mail application form and cheque to: SSFPA, 2214 Sun Valley Drive, Nanaimo, BC V9T 6E8