Membership Benefits

Whether you are a food or beverage processor, grower, or a supplier to the food processing industry, membership in AFPA will provide you and your company with the knowledge, leadership and networking opportunities to grow your business and increase your company profile.  

As a member, your organization will benefit from an extensive business network, training and skills development, up-to-date market knowledge as well as have a collective voice to address key industry issues affecting your business operations.

Key member benefits include:

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Affordable quality training: develop employee skills with Training & Development workshops that are flexible and easy to administer.

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Business development: company listing and access to the Membership Directory to find new service providers and develop business contacts.

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Increased visibility: generate awareness for your company and products/services at the many engaging Events we host and reach your target market by exhibiting at our events and advertising in our industry publications.

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Discount program: enjoy preferred access and pricing for AFPA programs, courses and services as well as supplier discounts. See discount programs available now.

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Business knowledge: receive relevant industry news through our AFPA In Action magazine and AFPA e-newsletter.

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Classifieds: post job opportunities, business or equipment sales or special products or offerings in our Classifieds section.

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Boost your influence: be part of a network of 300 organizations that carry a strong voice on government and trade issues. AFPA is especially effective in bringing the concerns of the food industry to the attention of federal and provincial policy-makers. AFPA communicates to government about policy, increasing the profile and awareness of the industry and positively affecting regulatory, trade and funding issues. AFPA communicates to government about policy, increasing the profile and awareness of the industry and positively affecting regulatory, trade and funding issues.

Alberta's food processing industry is the second largest manufacturing sector in Alberta, with almost $13B in sales. The sector is very diverse and is made up of everything from large multinational companies, to small startups. The sector employs over 27,000 people.

AFPA has been a historical beacon that has empowered the processing industry for over 41 years. Without an association, the processing sector has no voice in advancing the sector and in aligning approaches, opportunities and addressing challenges.

Why Join?

AFPA is the industry's leadership organization and offers industry leaders a network of like-minded food and beverage sector entrepreneurs.

AFPA acts as an educator and offers professional training and educational opportunities.

AFPA collaborates with other organizations on developing and offering resources, tools and other information that supports business efficiency and competitiveness.

AFPA provides numerous opportunities to network, bringing together colleagues and industry leaders, both associate and full members, a great resource for new and veteran food processors.

AFPA is a certifying partner for the Partnership in Injury Reduction (PIR) program. Members are able to work towards receiving their COR and be eligible for rebates on their WCB premiums.

AFPA communicates and updates its members on industry issues, activities and developments that affect your business through newsletters, email updates and through the website.

AFPA is a key advocate and imparts a convincing voice of influence with all levels of government on issues that impact Alberta's food processing industry such public policy, regulations and programs. Your membership also gets you national representation through AFPA's involvement with the Canadian Council of Food Processors.

For further information, or to receive a hard copy of the membership package, email or call 403-201-3657 ext. 21.