Associations and Affiliations

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Food and Beverage Ontario (FBO) is the provincial professional leadership organization for food and beverage processors across Ontario.

Established in 2003 as the Alliance of Ontario Food Processors, FBO has evolved into the organization of choice for members of the processing community - a community that contributes over $40 billion annually and is the number one employer in Ontario.

BCFPA logo The BCFPA is dedicated to, and to help our industry achieve economic prosperity and sustainable safe production. The BCFPA represents micro, small, medium, and large processing companies, and since 2004 has grown to over 300 members.  The core focus of the BCFPA is to:
  • Connect the industry to one another to share ideas, problem solve, identify potential synergies, fellowship, and explore mutually beneficial business;
  • Educate - Providing tools, resources and training required to make our members – and our industry – prosper;
  •  Advocate – representing a voice for opportunities and issues that impact on our members and our industry;
  •  Inform – Sharing relevant industry, economic and consumer information that affects our members and industry.

The Newmarket Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business in Newmarket and is a major contributor to the economic and social well being of the community. It represents the interests of over 600 members, and is committed to encouraging the development of new and existing industries and businesses in the Newmarket area.


The Toronto Board of Trade was founded in 1845 by members of the business community at that time. Early Days at The Toronto Board of Trade provides a few excerpts from Stanford, G.H., "To serve the community: the story of Toronto's Board of Trade" published in 1974. Available also is a list of past Presidents and Chairs and a list of Chief Executive Officers. The Toronto Board is guided by a Board of Directors and is Canada's largest local chamber of commerce providing over 10,000 members with the tools to build their business success.


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