Industry Resources

From AFPA's partner networks


New Co-packing Resource

Resource Guide for Co-packing: Legal Aspects of the Co-packing Relationship. 

This resource guide looks at the core legal aspects of the co-packing relationship that have resulted in problems for both stakeholders. It is recommended that co-packers and their clients will develop relationships based on written agreements that promote stability and clarity. With clear agreements, Canada’s brand owners can develop and scale their products faster and more efficiently. Likewise, co-packers can identify partners that are compatible with their expertise and with whom they can collaborate to maximize output.

Immigration Carenewly launched one-stop agri-foods recruitment and immigration solution in partnership with GS Agri Recruit and CRT Legal 

Veolia Water Technologies - ON DEMAND WEBINARS (available any time)- FREE WEBINARS ON WATER TREATMENT

Veolia Water Technologies understands the specific needs of the Food & Beverage industry and helps its clients reach their goals by providing innovative water treatment solutions in line with the highest quality standards. Veolia is committed to providing free educational resources about wastewater treatment. Click on the links and register to one of the numerous live and on-demand webinars given by our leading experts.

If you would like us to organize a free customized webinar for you, send your request to

AWES  workplace essential skills tools and services your organization needs. Alberta Workforce Essential Skills Society (AWES) provides workplace training that supports all aspects of a workers’ career path. This includes training trainers, assessing skills, uncovering gaps, developing programming and evaluating the results of our essential skills training. Checklist for newcomers training.

Grant Programs - The Farm Energy and Agri-Processing Program (FEAP) Read and apply 

Canadian Agricultural Partnership Five-year $3 billion Upcoming Grant Funding 

Spending Money on Third Party Training?

The Canada Job Grant provides direct financial support for employers wishing to purchase third party training for their staff. Currently projects are being approved in less than 1 month. (All AFPA training courses are eligible many members have been very successful with this grant program). Training is intended for employed individuals acquiring new skills for their current job, or to prepare employees for a promotion or a new role. The employer must have a job available at the end of the training for the individual(s) being trained. Training must not exceed one year and typically only one application is approved per year.

Product Development and Commercialization - Program at Red River College allows companies to develop new, test and commercialize new products Read

Energy Efficiency Alberta – Custom Energy Solutions GHG program incentives that is available to all of food processors in Alberta.

The goal of the program is to reduce GHG emissions in Alberta.

New Recorded Webinar Explains Air Quality Standards for Food Sector

Following a revision to the Global Standard for Food Safety earlier this year, Camfil and BRC Global Standards have launched an instructive webinar designed to give food and beverage manufacturers a deeper understanding of the new indoor air quality standards, detailing what these changes mean in practice.

Available for free and on-demand, the jointly issued webinar puts air quality standards for the food industry into context for those responsible for managing product safety and quality, giving a clear understanding of what is needed to maintain the highest possible standards of food safety and pass BRCGS audits.