In memory of Sheri Nielson, a CanadaGAP auditor and much-loved member of the agricultural community who passed away unexpectedly earlier this year, CanadaGAP is pleased to announce a new award in Sheri’s honour: 

Sheri Nielson Auditor Recognition Award

June 28, 1954 – July 14, 2022

This recognition will be awarded annually by CanAgPlus to a deserving CanadaGAP auditor who has shown extraordinary heart, dedication and commitment to their role. The recipient will be an auditor who has made a significant contribution to the program, the growers, and the industry that CanadaGAP serves. In this way we wish to help keep Sheri’s memory alive.

The inaugural award will be presented during the 2022 AGM of CanAgPlus, the not-for-profit corporation that owns and operates the CanadaGAP program. The AGM will be held December 1, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. on Zoom. Visit the CanadaGAP website for further information:





Nominations for the award will be accepted until November 18, 2022.


Potential recipients may not self-nominate; nominations must come from another individual or organization, whether that be the certification body, another auditor or colleague, a program participant, a growers’ association, or another member of the industry or the food safety community.

To submit a nomination, email Please include a brief description of the auditor’s contributions or qualities (1 or 2 paragraphs max).

Please direct any questions to the CanadaGAP office at or 613-829-4711.

December 12th, 2022 at 03:33 pm