Stakeholder Involvement and committees

Steering Committee
With a high degree of support across the board for the NEFP harmonization process, stakeholders from farm to fork have volunteered to serve on the newly formed steering committee. This group is working together in harmonizing the provincial and territorial EFP programs from coast-to-coast as an outcomes-based, producer-driven national standard.

Standing Committees
The steering committee has identified four priority areas that require practices to be developed to support the NEFP harmonization process. Four sub committees are leading this work: Data Collection Management, Verification/Assurance, Standards and Communications.

The Standards Committee is working through what needs to be harmonized and how we will do it. The Verification Committee is addressing what needs to be verified, how often, how to do it meaningfully, and what costs might be associated. The Data Committee is working with standards and verification to identify data that needs to be collected, how we might report it, and how we protect producer confidentiality. The Communications Committee works with all committees to ensure that stakeholders are engaged and aware of the ongoing work being done across the board.

Join us in shaping Canada’s sustainability program. Contact NEFP Co-Chairs Paul Watson or Drew Black if your organization would like to get involved or simply learn more.

Thank you to the following stakeholders for their involvement in working toward the development of the NEFP:

Involvement on the steering committee and standing committees includes:

  • Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association
  • Canadian Canola Growers Association
  • BC Dairy Association
  • Alberta Agriculture
  • Grain Growers of Canada
  • Canadian Federation of Agriculture
  • Egg Farmers of Canada
  • McCain Foods Canada
  • Alberta Wheat Commission
  • Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef
  • BC Agricultural Research and Development Corporation
  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Alberta Barley
  • MacDonalds Canada
  • Dairy Farmers of Canada
  • Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec
  • BC Ministry of Agriculture
  • Grain Farmers of Ontario
  • Ducks Unlimited
  • Alberta Environmental Farm Plan
  • Canadian Cattlemen’s Association
  • Chicken Farmers of Canada
  • Government of Manitoba
  • Cereals Canada (Representing the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Crops)
  • CropLife Canada
  • Government of Saskatchewan
  • Keystone Agricultural Producers
  • Agricultural Alliance of New Brunswick
  • Prince Edward Island Federation of Agriculture