As a member of the BCFPA,  you can join our Peer Groups to network with industry peers and learn best practices. We provide support, training, fellowship and a strong voice!

Peer Groups engage staff in all departments.  Calling on expertise from within our membership and industry, we offer lively forums for members.  Solicit unbiased opinions on problems or have questions answered. Staff are welcome to attend any (or all!) BCFPA meetings of interest:

  • Finance:  Company leaders, COO’s and managers.  Anyone responsible for costs and budgets!
  • Food Safety. Covering areas such as traceability, recall preparedness, HACCP, GMP, CFIA and more.
  • Human Resources. Get support from your peers and for sharing best practices, policies, procedures, wages, budgets.
  • IT: Information Technology:  Discuss in confidence issues to keep you ‘on line’:  ERP’s, inventory software, managing growth  etc.
  • Operations: Meet other plant operators, learn best practices, automation, Lean, and logistics among other topics. 
  • Sales and Marketing.  Marketing, business development, events.  Social media, branding, launching a new product, tradeshows and more.
  • Vancouver Island and Fraser Valley Groups: Connect with those who work near you!











Can’t make a quarterly meeting?  Connect with conference calls,  presentation pdfs, minutes and group emails.

Other Benefits of your company’s membership: 

  • Reduced rates for personal home insurance, Park N Fly discounts, wireless deals and more!
  • Members Only access to website: resources and information.

CHECK OUT our upcoming peer group meetings!

PLUG IN!   To join a BCFPA Peer Group just email info@bcfpa.ca or call 604 371-4245


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Media Releases
NEWS RELEASE For immediate release: June 15, 2017 Chez Christophe takes Gold in BC Food Processors Association’s Product of the Year Award

Vancouver, BC - The BC Food Processors Association (BCFPA) announced the winners of the Product of the Year Award at their annual Awards Gala Dinner as part of their 10th annual FoodProWest on June 8, 2017 at the Westin Bayshore. The Gold Medal was awarded to Chez Christophe and his puff pastry Flutes, which was presented by award sponsor MNP.

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Upcoming events

Nov 27
November 27th 6pm · Fasken Martineau 2900-550 Burrard Street, Vancouver

BCFPA/Fasken Martineau Funding Food Program


November 27th, 2017 6PM

Location: 550 Burrard Street, Suite 2900 Vancouver, BC


In September, the BCFPA – in partnership with Fasken Martineau – announced the launch of an exciting new program to assist food & beverage processors in...

Dec 05
6pm - 1030pm · Joey Restaurant: 1899 Rosser Ave. Burnaby, BC

Don't miss BCFPA's Annual Holiday Tapas and Drink Social!

Join us for an evening of good food, good fun, and great people. Mix and mingle with peers and colleagues at our Annual Holiday Social.

Enjoy a great night with some canapes, drinks and a Paella Station! Watch as a Joeys's chef prepares a Spanish Paella using traditional methods and a three foot paella pan to prepare this delectable feast!

We would love to hear from you if are interested...

Dec 07
2pm - 4pm · E P I C U R E™ 10555 West Saanich Rd, Saanich           

SSS – Sharing, Success & Socialize are the themes of the BCFPA Vancouver Island Peer Group meeting December 7, 2017.

Join fellow island food industry members on December 7th for a tour of E P I C U R E™ followed by Amelia Warren, CEO and winner of Business in Vancouver’s 2015 Forty under 40, sharing some of her secrets to success.

We’ll spend the rest of the meeting sharing and socializing at E P I C U R E™. So if you have anything you want to share, bring it along and show it off or let us try it.

We look forward to seeing...

Dec 08
December 8th, 2017 7:30 - 10:30am · BC Hydro Building - 6911 Southpoint Drive, Burnaby


The Lawyer’s Role in Your Food Business .

Product Liability - Risk Management – Employment Law


The Top Ten Legal Mistakes Food Businesses Make!

BC Hydro Building – 6911 Southpoint Drive, Burnaby

Sponsored by Fasken Martineau

7:30am-8:15am Registration, Breakfast and Network

8:15am Welcome and...