The Annual General Meeting of CanAgPlus, the corporation that owns and operates the CanadaGAP Program, was held last Wednesday, December 6, 2017 in Ottawa. We thank all members who were able to attend and participate in the meeting.

CanadaGAP program participants elected four new directors to the CanAgPlus Board.

We offer congratulations to the following individuals:

  • Robert Allard, Pommes Philip Cassidy Inc.
  • Keith Kuhl, Southern Potato Company
  • Stephanie Lariviere, Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers / Erie James Ltd.
  • Scott Wright, Star Produce

One director, Dean Thomson, retired from the Board after four years of service. We thank Dean for his contributions to the CanadaGAP program.

The new Board met subsequent to the AGM and reappointed Jack Bates to the chair and Hugh Bowman as vice-chair.

Newly elected Board members will serve a two-year term for 2018 and 2019. Biographies of CanAgPlus directors are posted at:

One resolution was debated and defeated by the membership. Further information about the AGM is available at:

The Annual Report presentation and copies of the report are published at

The corporation’s financial statements are accessible from the CanadaGAP website or directly from the office. Any member may obtain a copy upon request.

Please direct any questions to the CanadaGAP office.

January 4th, 2018 at 11:28 am