The Canadian Pork Council (CPC) serves as the national voice for hog producers in Canada. A federation of nine provincial pork industry associations, the organization’s purpose is to play a leadership role in achieving and maintaining a dynamic and prosperous Canadian pork sector.
The Canadian Pork Council’s mission is to play a leadership role, involving all levels of industry and government, in the concerted effort towards a common understanding and action plan for achieving a dynamic and prosperous pork industry in Canada. All initiatives and programs undertaken or supported by the Council have their roots in striving to fulfill this mission.
As the national association of federally inspected meat packers and processors, the Canadian Meat Council acts as a forum in which member company representatives come together with like-minded firms to consolidate opinion on important issues. The Canadian Meat Council has been doing just this, with success, since its founding in 1919.
A major industry today needs to be able to speak responsibly with a single voice to Governments. Although it is sometimes difficult to reach industry consensus, the industry voice gains in strength and is respected when the majority of firms in the sector support the industry position. Food safety and animal welfare and handling are examples of non-competitive issues for which industry best practices are shared.