Join BCFPA

Why Should You Join the BCFPA?

For our PROCESSOR MEMBERS:

The BCFPA is a strong, non-profit, 475+ member driven business association that exists to foster the growth and success of our industry and its member companies. We do this by being a united voice and advocate to Government to ensure our industry remains on their agenda and is supported with resources, grants, and opportunities for export growth, tax incentives and more. 

We also provide support to our members through a variety of initiatives and resources that keep you informed, educated and connected.

  • Peer Group Meetings – Your staff can meet other member’s staff in one or more of our seven peer groups - to share best practices in Operations, Sales/Marketing, Human Resources, Food Safety, IT and Finance/Business Development.
  • Quarterly Breakfast Series –  Professional development events that focus on a variety of topics of interest to our industry and members attracting up to 100 members at each quarterly event. 
  • Affinity Program – We offer members access to lower than market - preferred rates - for business insurance, medical benefits, wireless communications and more.  
  • Food Processors Reference Manual – The ‘how to’ book for operating a full scale food processing company in BC with links to all resources.  Please request your copy!
  • Process This: monthly eNewsletter – Keeping members updated on items that matter.
  • Hands on support -  Your one stop shop to help you deal with issues as they arise.
  • FoodProWest – Our annual b2b tradeshow provides our members with the opportunity to showcase their products to 90 regional, national and international buyers who are there to find products, like yours, to list. FoodProWest is held in June at the Westin Bayshore.
  • Awards Gala – At our annual gala we recognize BC Food Processors who are excelling in a variety of categories, including the prestigious “Product of the Year” award. 

 

For our ASSOCIATE MEMBERS:

Suppliers with innovative products or services that save money and time are always of interest to our 300+ members. Our membership is split with 60% processors and 40% associates, who provide valuable services and products which support our food processors. We have a tremendous industry network both online and in person with regular peer group meetings, the Breakfast Series and events, all designed to promote cross-business opportunities.

The ability to access our network of companies in the industry is very valuable to your revenue generation/sales and marketing teams. We provide direct access via meetings, database access, targeted marketing and advertising opportunities as well as sponsorships.

Associate members and Processors alike have access to all the same benefits and affinity programs offer by the BCFPA.

Our Associate members benefit by networking with our client base of BC's Food Processors, an industry which is the largest manufacturing sector in terms of sales and employment in BC. Our industry contributes an incredible $9.5 billion to the provincial economy, which is more than the forestry sector. Food and Beverage processing represents more than 31,000 jobs and more than $1.5 billion in annual salaries and wages. 

 

Benefits of Membership

Mark Wilson describes why Sequel Naturals is a member and why you should be too

Benefits of Collaboration and Innovation

Members Nutriva and Avalon Dairy collaborate to produce an innovative new product

 

Types of Membership

Processor Membership

Available to food or beverage processors with an office and production facility within the Province of British Columbia.

Associate Membership

Available to commercial enterprises doing business within British Columbia with food or beverage processors or goods or services providers to the agri-food industry.

Student Membership

Open to students enrolled in any institution in BC whose course of study encompasses those areas of concern or interest to the BCFPA. Membership is subject to the approval of the Board of Directors and does not include voting privileges.

Annual Membership Fees

Processor Members
  • 1-5 employees: $183.75
  • 6-25 employees: $525.00
  • 26-99 employees: $1,155.00
  • 100+ employees: $1,470.00
Corporate and Industry Group Members
  • Corporate HQ: $1470.00
  • Per company in the group (subsidiary): $525

5% GST included.

Annual Membership Fees

Associate Members (based on total # of employees, not departments)
  • Consultant (sole proprietor) $236.25 
  • 1-25 employees: $525.00
  • 26-99 employees: $787.50
  • 100+ employees: $1,050.00

5% GST included.

Corporate and Industry Group Members
    • Corporate HQ: $1,050 +GST
    • Per company in the group (subsidiary): $500 +GST

    *A subsidiary is a company that is owned by the parent, but has it’s own dedicated employees

    Annual Membership Fees

    Student Membership
    • $52.50

    5% GST included.

    For more information on memberships please contact Tanya Tait: tanya@bcfpa.ca or (604) 371- 4245