Achieving Agri-Food Workforce Stability by 2030


February 13


07:00 am - 09:30 am

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Food and Beverage Canada - Aliments et boissons Canada

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Shaw Centre - Room 205/207

55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON K1N 9J2

Ottawa, ON, CA, K1N 9J2

Achieving Agri-Food Workforce Stability by 2030: The Role of Automation and Technology – Food and Beverage Canada’s Annual Policy Breakfast.

Food and Beverage Canada – Aliments et boissons Canada (FBC-ABC) invites you to our 2024 Policy Breakfast – Achieving Agri-Food Workforce Stability by 2030: The Role of Automation and Technology – held in partnership with the Canadian Agricultural Human Resources Council (CAHRC) and in conjunction with The Future of Food Conference.

Space is limited, and registration is required. If you register and can no longer attend, please let us know.

In 2021, Canada’s agri-food sector launched the National Workforce Strategic Framework for Agriculture and Food & Beverage Manufacturing – a plan to achieve workforce stability by 2030, with work focused in five key areas:

• Perception and Awareness of Industry & Careers

• People & Workplace Culture

• Immigration & Foreign Workers

• Skill Development

• Automation and Technology

Confirmed speakers:

  • Kristina Farrell, CEO – Food and Beverage Canada
  • Jennifer Wright, Executive Director – The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC)
  • Patrick Khouzam, Managing Director – MNP
  • Vidya ShankarNarayan, Assistant Deputy Minister, Information Systems Branch and CIO – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Dana McCauley, Chief Executive Officer – Canadian Food Innovation Network

    Additional speakers to be announced.

The agri-food sector is increasingly embracing automation and technology, poised to revolutionize operations. This transition, however, necessitates a parallel emphasis on upskilling and re-skilling the workforce. Join us for a conversation on the opportunities and challenges presented by the adoption of automation and technology for Canada’s food supply.

If you would like more information, or are interested in sponsorship opportunities for this event, please reach out to Kristina Farrell at

This event is made possible with the support of our sponsors, Farm Credit Canada, Maple Lodge Farms and MNP.

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