Professional regulators

  • Agrologists Manitoba

    The Manitoba Institute of Agrologists (also known as Agrologists Manitoba) is the organization designated by the Manitoba government to regulate the agrology profession in Manitoba. The purpose of the organization is to protect and serve the public – those who hire or need agrologists’ specialized knowledge – through licensure. Agrologists provide advice and knowledge about producing food and protecting the environment in Manitoba needs a license or permit to lawfully do this kind of work.

    U of M students graduating with highly specialized knowledge acquired in the B.Sc. in Agribusiness, Agriculture (Agronomy, Animal Systems, Plant Biotechnology) or Agroecology and those graduating from the School of Agriculture meet the education standard needed for a license or permit to practice agrology. When licensed you will be recognised in law as registered agrology professional. Graduates with a B.Sc. in Food Science and Human Nutritional Sciences may also meet the education standard but should consult an academic advisor or Agrologists Manitoba.

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  • Dietitians of Canada (DC)

    Dietitians are regulated health professionals who are passionate about the potential of food to enhance lives and improve health. First established as the Canadian Dietetic Association in 1935, DC was officially formed in 1997. The association's focus is on advocacy, professional practice, leadership development and building a diverse and inclusive community. The organization's purpose is to connect and support members, while increasing awareness of the role and value of dietitians. 

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  • Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba

    Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba ensures excellence in engineering and geoscience in Manitoba. The association regulates the practice of engineering and geoscience in Manitoba, ensures high standards are maintained within the professions, serves and protects the public interest and increases the knowledge and skills of its members. The organization's mandate is to serve and protect the public interest by governing and advancing the practices of professional engineering and professional geoscience in accordance with The Engineering and Geoscientific Professions Act of Manitoba.

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Soil and plant sciences

  • Manitoba Soil Science Society

    The Manitoba Soil Science Society exists to ensure that soil scientists are well informed about pertinent research being conducted in Manitoba and that nstitutions strengthen their collaborations with each other. The Society also ensures that soil scientists develop their research programs based on the most recent scientific developments.

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  • Entomological Society of Manitoba

    ESM was founded in 1945 and now has 80 members. The purpose of the Society is to foster the exchange of information on entomology and to further the spread of entomological knowledge. The ESM has several activities of interest to entomologists including special lectures, youth education presentations, student awards and newsletter publications.

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Primary agriculture

  • Keystone Agricultural Producers (KAP)

    KAP is Manitoba’s general farm policy organization, providing a unified voice for farmers on issues that have an impact on primary agriculture. The association lobbies various levels of government as an advocating agency for Manitoba’s farmers. KAP engages media and other stakeholders in understanding the issues that primary producers are facing and promotes agriculture's contributions to the provincial and national economies.

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  • Crop Life Canada 

    CropLife Canada represents the Canadian manufacturers, developers and distributors of pest control and modern plant breeding products. Their primary focus is on providing tools that help farmers become more productive and sustainable, but also develop products for use in a wide range of non-agricultural settings, including urban green spaces, public health settings and transportation corridors.

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  • Direct Farm Manitoba

    Direct Farm Manitoba is the voice for the direct-marketing farm sector in Manitoba, representing over 100 farms and farmers markets. They are a member-owned cooperative that supports its members to achieve fairness in the industry and maximize their opportunities for economic sustainability. By helping farms and farmers’ markets, they help all Manitobans make better decisions about the food on our tables.

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  • The Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC)

    The CHC is an Ottawa-based non-profit, national association that represents fruit and vegetable growers across Canada. Its members are involved in the production of over 120 different types of crops on over 14,237 farms, with farm cash receipts of $5.4 billion in 2019. Since 1922, CHC has advocated on important issues that impact Canada’s horticultural sector, promoting healthy, safe and sustainable food, and ensuring the continued success and growth of our industry.

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Food product development

  • Food and Beverage Manitoba

    Food & Beverage Manitoba is an industry-led, not-for-profit association that launched in 1993 to help Manitoba’s food and beverage industry achieve its full creative and competitive potential. Provides the expertise and resources our members need most: in developing new markets, training a skilled workforce, building human resource capacity, creating opportunities for networking and collaboration, and sharing critical information about domestic and international trade, industry regulations, and government programs.

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  • Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology (CIFST)

    Founded in 1951, CIFST is the national association for food and beverage sector professionals. Its membership of approximately 1,000 individuals is comprised of scientists and technologists in industry, government and academia who are committed to advancing food science and technology. The purpose of CIFST is to advocate and promote the quality, safety and wholesomeness of the food supply through the application of science and technology by linking food science professionals from industry, government and academia.

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Animal science

  • Animal Nutrition Association of Canada (ANAC)

    ANAC is the national trade association for Canada's animal feed industry, representing 171 members including ingredient manufacturers, feed distributors as well as suppliers to the feed industry. Together, ANAC’s membership represents 90 percent of commercial feed manufactured in Canada. ANAC advocates on behalf of its members with government regulators and policy-makers to foster a favourable business environment for all.

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  • Canadian Meat Science Association (CMSA)

    CMSA was created in 1985 and now includes representatives from all sectors of the Canadian meat industry, from academia to government. CMSA aims to facilitate a greater understanding of the science of meat and other edible constituents of animals to address the needs of the largest food processing industry in Canada. The association strives to help its membership in professional development by providing a forum for the exchange and dissemination of new developments in meat science research, teaching and application of new technology in the meat industry.

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Marketing and transportation

  • Canadian Agri-Marketing Association (CAMA)

    CAMA is a network of agri-business marketing professionals across Canada, with chapters in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec. Members include manufacturers, retailers, agencies, media, academia, other associations and other agricultural-related operations. CAMA provides events, education and networking opportunities with leading experts and agri-industry professionals. 

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  • Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA)

    Based in Ottawa, CPMA is a not-for-profit organization that represents companies that are active in the marketing of fresh fruits and vegetables in Canada from the farm gate to the dinner plate. CPMA members include growers/shippers/packers, importer/exporters, transporters, brokers, distributor/wholesalers, retailers, foodservice distributors/operators and processors that integrate all segments of the fresh produce industry. CPMA's vision is to enable and lead the produce industry by enhancing the market and facilitating trade of fresh fruits and vegetables for its members.

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  • Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers (CAAR)

    CAAR is a member-driven non-for-profit association representing Canada’s agricultural retailers. CAAR’s diverse membership represents the entire crop inputs sector from fertilizer to biotechnology to storage and handling. With over 575 members, CAAR represents retailers, suppliers, manufacturers and consultants. CAAR advocates on behalf of all of Canada’s retailers in agriculture to ensure that their voice is represented consistently and ethically with regulators, industry groups and to the public.

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Bioeconomy and technology

  • Bioscience Association Manitoba (BAM)

    BAM is a non-profit organization that supports 110 members across the province in the biotechnology sector, from agricultural to health to cleantech. BAM works to enable commercial success for Manitoba’s bioscience companies by acting as a catalyst for innovation, by expanding the sector’s skills and workforce development, and by leading with one unified voice to create local and global engagement.  We help our members connect, grow, and thrive by offering high caliber events, world-class training sessions, and endless opportunities for business development. Our role within this industry is to help connect companies, enable businesses to reach beyond their borders, and provide organizations with resources to accomplish their goals. BAM also works closely with companies to determine what the skill gaps are for people joining the workforce, then works with students to train them to fill in the skill gaps and connect them to industry.

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  • Enterprise Machine Intelligence and Learning Initiative (EMILI)

    The Enterprise Machine Intelligence and Learning Initiative (EMILI) was created to prepare and empower the Manitoba economy to leverage digital disruption for success with a specific focus on digital agriculture. EMILI works with industry and academia to accelerate the adoption of intelligent technologies and to provide people with the skills and training required in a digital economy. EMILI’s vision is to be an accelerator of the Manitoba economy by working to increase Manitoba’s economic prosperity through innovations made available with intelligent technologies like AI and machine learning, as well as empower people with the skills and training they need to do meaningful, well-paying work in a digital economy.

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  • Canadian Society for Bioengineering

    The Canadian Society for Bioengineering (CSBE/SCGAB) is the technical society of choice for all professionals who are interested and active in the scientific development and application of engineering principles to environmentally sustainable biological systems for the production of food, bio‐products, and bio‐energy. CSBE provides key platforms for the compilation of knowledge and the dissemination of technology, including the publication of a refereed journal and of standards of practice, conducting annual conferences and workshops for Continuing Professional Development.

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Nutritional sciences

  • Manitoba Association of Home Economics (MAHE)

    MAHE represents over 180 professional home economists throughout the province. Its members work in all areas of the public, non-profit and private sectors to assist people in improving their quality of life, including community development and public health nutritionist. A home economist may choose to specialize in one home economics study area or may be a generalist in many facets of home economics. The Professional Home Economists Act, passed in 1990, recognizes the right of qualified members to use the Professional Home Economist (PHEc) designation.

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  • Canadian Nutrition Society (CNS)

    The Canadian Nutrition Society/la Société canadienne de nutrition (CNS/SCN) is the leading Canadian society that integrates disciplines and professions interested in nutrition, including nutrition scientists and professionals, healthcare/clinical practitioners, government and policy makers, industry representatives (food developers, processors, manufacturers and distributors), and future leaders/trainees. Its membership represents close to 1000 professionals from across Canada, the US and globally. The organization's mandate is to promote nutrition science and education, and advocate for best practices and policies that value the importance of nutrition to the health of all Canadians.

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