The CanadaGAP® Program is owned and operated by a Canadian not-for-profit corporation, CanAgPlus. Incorporation occurred in 2012.
CanadaGAP directors and staff maintain management control and oversight of licensed Certification Bodies to ensure services are delivered in a consistent and credible manner across the country. The CanadaGAP Program management system is based on international management system standards and meets Canadian Government Food Safety Program Recognition requirements and Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) benchmarking requirements.
The CanadaGAP-specific auditor training course was developed and is maintained on an ongoing basis by CanadaGAP. CanadaGAP also maintains updates to the technical standards, including the food safety manuals, Audit Checklist, Auditor Requirements and Qualifications, etc.
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors overseeing the CanadaGAP Program consists of representatives from among producers, packers, repackers, wholesalers, brokers and other stakeholders. The Board is elected by members.