Your Association monthly update

February 2021

To sign-up for a CTV What’s for Dinner Segment click here.


Did you know funding is available through various government programs to help cover the cost of participating in a What’s For Dinner Segment? 


Check out these links to read about available funding and to see if your company Qualifies:


Newfoundland and Labrador

Business Development Support Program

Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP)

 Seafood Marketing Support Fund

Search for other programs here


New Brunswick

Funding available, contact your Business Growth Officer – (French: Fonds disponibles, contacter votre BGO (Business Growth Officer)


Prince Edward Island

Innovation PEI Funding

Fill out the application here

Member renewal invoices have been sent by email, if you have not received yours please check your junk folder or reach out to us at admin@atlanticfood.ca and we will send you a copy.

Principles of Food Safety & Quality Auditing

February 2 & 3, 2021

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SQF Ed.9 Conversion

February 12, 2021

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Product and Pricing Reporting Virtual Webinar

February 25, 2021

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Canadian Food Labelling Training

March 1 all day training
March 5 half day Practicum

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Forecasting Basics

March 4, 2021

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New Product Development & Shelf Life Study Overview

March 9, 2021

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Allergen Management for Food Industry

March 15, 2021

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Advanced HACCP-International HACCP Alliance Course

March 30 & 31, 2021

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US Food Labelling Training

April 26, 2021

Register Here!
Canadian and US Labelling Promo Video

If you are a Supplier to the Food & Beverage industry, take note of our upcoming Supplier Showcase on April 13 & 14. Space is limited so submit your application to participate today!

Submit your application today!


Overwhelming support for new skills training program in Atlantic Canada

 

Canada’s food and beverage processing industry is the top manufacturing sector employer, but in Atlantic Canada industry employment is double that of the rest of the country. Prior to Covid-19, segments of the industry, most notably seafood, were capitalizing on export opportunities, despite challenging labour shortages. To investigate the problem with partners in the region, Food Processing Skills Canada’s released a report in 2019 Securing Canada’s Fish + Seafood Workforcethat showed 7,500 new people will be required to replace retirees by 2030. And for growth potential to be realized, Atlantic Canada’s 700 businesses will have to invest in new recruitment and retention strategies.

 

With support from Food and Beverage Atlantic, Skills Training Atlantic Canada (STAC) was launched late last year to respond to identified workforce gaps and provide e-training in technical and social emotional skills. The program - which is based on evidence that training improves job appeal and lengthens employment tenure - equips individuals with the skills to succeed in their job and cope with Covid-19 related stressors. As businesses plan for recovery and even future growth, Food Processing Skills Canada is offering employers no cost training to upskill and strengthen their workforce.


For more information or to register for 2021 supervisor, frontline workers and new hire/seasonal worker intakes please contact Deborah McGowan, Program Manager or visit Skills Training Atlantic Canada.


 Skills Training Atlantic Canada is funded by the Government of Canada’s Future Skills Centre.

More details

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is gathering insights and ideas on opportunities to further enable innovation, growth and competitiveness. 


Your input will help the CFIA maximize sector competitive and innovative opportunities and support inclusive economic growth, while maintaining high standards to safeguard Canada’s food, plants, and animals.


Share your thoughts

Visit CFIA’s consultation webpage: Framing Competitiveness and Innovation for Success to participate. This consultation is open for a 60-day period, from January 18, 2021 to March 19, 2021.


Webinar

The CFIA is holding bilingual  information webinars to walk through the consultation document, Framing Competitiveness and Innovation for Success. The webinars will highlight key elements and considerations to further enable competitiveness, innovation and post-pandemic recovery.


To register for the February 18, 2021 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EST webinar, please go HERE.


Please note: these webinars will be for information purposes – please use the online questionnaire to ensure your feedback and ideas are captured.

Questions?


Email the Program Policy Integration Division at cfia.programpolicy-politiqueprogramme.acia@canada.ca for more information.


Have you ever considered expanding your business beyond your region or even beyond Canada? The Atlantic Provinces and the federal government have come together to help your business grow beyond our borders.

Export Growth in a Virtual World: A Step-by-Step Guide is an interactive, online training session providing Atlantic Canadian businesses with tools, in-depth knowledge, and a robust understanding of the best practices they need to thrive in an increasingly virtual world.


This small group session identifies new ways to reach customers, developing a strategy for expanding into markets around the world. Key topics include:

  • Virtual Trade Activities
  • Virtual Trade Event Preparation
  • Navigating Virtual Trade Tools
  • Shifting Your Message to Virtual
Register Here!

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Please join us in welcoming these new members!

  • W.A. Grain & Pulse Solutions
  • Evoo Pizza 85877 Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Clarkies Cuisine
  • Agyle Intelligence
  • Noble Exotic
  • RBC Commercial Financial
  • The Handpie Company

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