The Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC) is a voluntary, not-for-profit, national association that has been committed to promoting the interests of its members since 1922. The mission is to encourage cooperation and understanding to build national consensus on key issues, thereby delivering unified and clear representation to governments and other national and international parties.
Members are primarily involved in the production and packing of over 120 horticulture crops comprised of fruit and vegetables and include provincial and national horticultural commodity organisations representing more than 25,000 producers in Canada, as well as allied and service organisations, provincial governments and individual producers.
The CHC’s activities include representation and advocacy on matters such as crop protection, risk management programs, food safety and traceability, grade standards and labelling and trade agreements. The CHC was responsible for the development of the internationally recognised CanadaGAP™ food safety program and the establishment of the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program and a national Science Cluster for Horticulture.
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