A coalition is “an alliance for combined action.” With this definition in mind, Provision was created as an public policy collaboration group, with a unified voice speaking on behalf of the food and beverage manufacturing industry on matters relating to sustainability.

Provision was formed in 2010 under Growing Forward, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative. Provision is a coalition of 16 member associations, representing member companies across Canada:


Baking Association of Canada
British Columbia Food Processors Association
Canadian Beverage Association
Canadian National Millers Association



Canadian Oilseed Processors Association
Le Conseil de la transformation alimentaire du Québec
Food & Beverage Manitoba
Food and Beverage Ontario
Ontario Agri Business Association
Ontario Craft Breweries
Ontario Commercial Fisheries' Association
Ontario Dairy Council
Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Processors Association
Ontario Independent Meat Processors
Wine Council of Ontario