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Food and Beverage Ontario leads, coordinates and provides input on a number of programs, resources and tools available to the sector.

In the fall of 2012, FBO completed an Economic Impact Analysis of the Food and Beverage Processing Sector. This report clearly identifies the Ontario food and beverage processing sector as a major economic contributor in the Province of Ontario. The report has been valuable in communicating the importance of the sector to government, industry and academic stakeholders.

With support from Growing Forward, a federal-provincial-territorial agreement FBO successfully delivered the Managing for Success program. This program was designed to improve awareness, attitude and skills specific to best management practices. Activities included on-site business assessments, business management tools and educational opportunities such as executive training series, webinars and workshops. A number of resources from this program continue to be made available to Ontario businesses.

FBO is pleased to be a member of the recently formed Provision Coalition. Provision is a coalition of 11 member associations representing the interests of Canadian food and beverage manufacturers and input supply sectors regarding the economic, environmental and social benefits that accompany operating in a sustainable manner.


Consultation 2017

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FBO Processor Consultation for Industry Success - Agri-Food Canada Presentation

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FBO Processor Consultation for Industry Success - OMAFRA Presentation

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Fire Prevention Check-up Guide

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Low Carbon Manufacturing: Reducing Your Footprint Using Your Wasted Organics

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Low Carbon Manufacturing : Reducing Your Footprint Using Your Wasted Organic Assets

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Ontario Food and Beverage Trade Shows

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List of Food and Beverage Trade Shows in Ontario


Branding & Marketing

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Branding & Marketing Resource Guide

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A self-marketing guide for small & medium sized Ontario food & beverage processors.

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CASL

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CASL Policy

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The purpose of this policy is to establish rules that govern the creation and distribution of commercial electronic messages (CEMs) by FBO in accordance with Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL).

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Funding & Grants

The FairTax Advisor

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GF2

Cost-share Funding Assistance Processor Guide

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Everything you need to know about the GF2 funding program available for processors

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Growing Forward 2 Processor Program

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Information on the Growing Forward 2 Processor Program.

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Growing Forward 2 Update

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Update on the Growing Forward 2 Processor Program.

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GF3

Federal Priorities – Agriculture and Food

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The Next Agricultural Policy Framework

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Industry & Strategy

FBO Presentation for Minister Leal's China Debrief

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FBO Strategic Plan

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New Release | June 4th

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Ontario's Broader Public Sector-New Opportunities for Ontario Processors

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New Opportunities for Ontario’s Food and Beverage Processors.

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Ontario's Food and Beverage Processing Industry Strategy

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Planning for Ontario's Future Agri-Food Workforce

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A report on agriculture and food and beverage processing training in Ontario colleges and universities.

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Reform That Works

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Innovation

Canadian Food Innovators Spotlight

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Innovation Resource Inventory

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Inventory of innovation resources available to support Ontario processors.

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Innovation Resources - Processor Survey

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Innovation Resources Study

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Ontario Innovation Facilities Inventory and Assessment

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Ontario has a number of physical facilities for food and beverage processors to develop and commercialize innovative new products. This report provides an assessment of these facilities, and also benchmarks vs several facilities in western Canada.

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Membership Application Forms

Industry Associate Membership Form

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Processor Membership Form

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Research and Analysis

AAFC: Overview of the Canadian Agriculture and Agri-food System

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Agri-Food Asset Map

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This Agri-Food Asset Map highlights Ontario’s agri-food strengths and provides an overview of the cutting-edge research, industry research collaborations, food and agriculture resources, unique commercialization facilities and government supports in place to drive the growth of food processing and to ensure Ontario’s continued competitive advantage in this key sector.

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Food and Beverage Ontario Interim Research Report

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Food Industry Innovation Forum

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The Food Industry Innovation Forum included a one day event held on May 12th, 2011 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in conjunction with SIAL Canada; a process to gather input from industry, academia and government representatives before, during and after the event; and the production of this Report.

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Government of Ontario - Cap and Trade Program Design Options

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Updated Economic Impact Study of the Ontario Food and Beverage Sector

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Submissions & Reports

Annual Report 2016

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Navigating the Road to Success - Annual Report 2016

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Submission on CFIA's Proposed Regulations

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A New Regulatory Framework For Federal Food Inspection: Overview Of Proposed Regulations

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Submission to Ontario Ministry of Environment

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Coalition for Effective Waste Reduction in Ontario

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