Radical Transparency: Ready or Not - It's a Wrap!​ 

Last month Provision Coalition held its first annual industry event. The theme of the conference - Radical Transparency: Ready or Not? - proved popular with people who joined us from across the Canadian food and beverage food system. Thank you to our member organizations for participating and encouraging colleagues to join us.

A highlights video and the presentation have been circulated to conference participants but feel free to share this link with your members.

Representatives from Provision’s member associations also met for our Annual General Meeting prior to the Industry Forum. Click here to review a copy of the AGM minutes. We are pleased to confirm the 2015 - 2017 Board of Directors as:

Robert Cash, Chair
Environmental Manager, Canada, Australia, New Zealand & the South Pacific
ADM Technology Centre


Paul Hetherington, Vice Chair
President & CEO, Baking Association of Canada

Ron Campbell, Treasurer
Operations and Member Services Manager, Ontario AgriBusiness Association

Walter Kraus, Director
VP, Environment and Corporate Sustainability, Weston Foods

Stacee Sokoloff , Director
Manager, Member Services and Communications, Ontario Dairy Council

Anne Tennier, Director
VP, Environmental Affairs and Sustainability
Maple Leaf Foods


'Real World Sustainability' Webinar presented by Cher Mereweather 

Food and beverage manufacturers are invited to participate in a webinar on Thursday, August 13, 2015 from 3:15 pm to 4:30 pm ESTThis webinar, hosted by the Alberta government but open to all food and beverage manufacturers, will highlight business risks of not addressing sustainability and include a live demonstration of the effectiveness of Provision's award-winning Online Sustainability Portal.

Cher Mereweather will deliver an informative webinar on real world sustainability and take webinar guests on a walk through the portal including the Getting Started Framework, Sustainability Self-Assessment, Environmental Benchmarking Tool, and Key Performance Indicator Scorecard – tools which have been specifically developed to assist manufacturers with the integration of sustainability in their operations.

To register for the webinar, click here. Participants are encouraged to register to Provision's Portal prior to the webinar.


Advocacy Update

Members will be familiar with the resources Provision has allocated to monitoring Environment Canada and Health Canada’s Chemical Management Plan Initiative. This process was initiated to help the food and beverage industry understand its exposure to the list of substances being reviewed and also to better understand the potential impacts to industry.

Provision Coalition has prepared ten briefs in total for members. Most recently, Brief #9 speaks to the reversal of the CEPA Toxic Decision for Amaranth and how this decision could impact member companies’ operations and Brief #10 refers to the significance of "flags" (substances of special interest) on the Domestic Substances List (DSL) and how “flags” could impact member companies’ reporting requirements. To review all past Briefing Notes, visit Provision's Library.