The Annual General Meeting of CanAgPlus, the not-for-profit corporation that owns and operates the CanadaGAP® Program, was held virtually on Thursday, December 1, 2022.

We thank all members who attended and participated in the meeting. CanadaGAP program participants elected four returning directors to the CanAgPlus Board. Congratulations to the following individuals:

  • Alvin Keenan, Rollo Bay Holdings
  • Jody Mott, Holland Marsh Growers’ Association
  • Susan Ranck, Ranck & Associates, LLC
  • Scott Wright, University of Saskatchewan

Newly re-elected Board members will serve a two-year term through to December 2024. Biographies of CanAgPlus Directors are posted at:

Annual Report

The 2022 Annual Report was presented at the AGM and can be publicly accessed at:

The Annual Report presentation as well as the corporation’s financial statements are accessible from the Members Only section on the CanadaGAP website or directly from the office. Any member may obtain a copy upon request.

Sheri Nielson Auditor Recognition Award

As part of the presentation of this year’s Annual Report, the inaugural Sheri Nielson Auditor Recognition Award was presented to two deserving CanadaGAP auditors:

  • Natalia St-Amand – serving Quebec/French-speaking program participants
  • Isabel Varey – serving English Canada.

Both auditors exhibit the care, dedication and heart for which Sheri Nielson was known. They have both served the food industry for some time, and made invaluable contributions as auditors, reviewers and team members. CanadaGAP extends congratulations to both deserving winners, and thanks those who submitted other nominations. CanadaGAP is proud to announce these first recipients of the prize, which will be awarded annually in recognition of outstanding CanadaGAP auditors.

If you have any questions, call the CanadaGAP office at 613-829-4711 or send us an email at

December 12th, 2022 at 03:32 pm