One of the key objectives outlined in the strategic plan for the BC Association of Abattoirs is to develop and foster strategic partnerships with industry stakeholders across the value chain.  Our Associate Members are some of these stakeholders.  See below and visit their websites to see more information about our strategic partners.  We expect this list to grow significantly over the next year(s).

BC Cattlemen’s Association

The British Columbia Cattlemen’s Association (BCCA) has been the official voice of cattle ranchers throughout British Columbia since 1929. For more than 80 years, the Association – whose membership is close to 1,200 ranchers – has represented the interests of beef cattle producers in the province of BC. We are proud to work on behalf of approximately 72% of the provincial cattle herd.

Our mission is to maintain a healthy cattle industry that provides quality beef products to consumers and is guided by strong volunteer membership, environmental stewardship, respect for stakeholders and excellent business practices.

The purpose of the BC Cattlemen’s Association is to promote, encourage, protect and develop the cattle industry in British Columbia, in an environmentally responsible manner. Although times have changed since 1929, the BCCA’s direction remains the same: To maintain and strengthen the sustainability of the BC beef industry.


  • To promote, encourage, develop and protect the cattle industry in BC.
  • To represent the producers of cattle in all matters in which they are generally interested.
  • To work with associations, societies and organizations having objectives similar to those of the BCCA.
  • To work with Federal and Provincial governments to ensure the enactment of necessary legislation; the enforcement thereof and the improvement of transportation and market conditions in connection with the industry.
  • To be proactive on beef issues relating to the public and the government.
  • To enhance strategic alliances within the beef industry and maintain a credible, broad-based beef organization.

BC Association of Cattle Feeders

The British Columbia Association of Cattle Feeders was established in 1988 to serve the needs of those who feed cattle in British Columbia, from back-grounding to finishing. We work in conjunction with other cattle industry associations to bring information, technology, education and other services to our producers.

One of the primary goals of the association is to develop local markets for BC bred, fed beef and processed meat through our 100% BC Beef Program, which shows consumers that products have been born, bred and processed right here in BC.

Our Board of Directors is made up of producers from around the province who plan and guide our association activities. The association retains staff to keep up producer communications like our newsletter and website, manage projects, and liaise with producers, governments and other industry associations to better serve our producers.


Small Scale Food Processors Association

www.ssfpa.netThe Small Scale Food Processor Association is a vibrant and growing organization.

Our members are local business people who support and expand local economies.  WE hire local people, create local jobs and contribute to local economies and sustainability.  Small to us means “Local” – local jobs, local infrastructure, local taxes. Our members are committed individuals dedicated to expanding their businesses.  Our members are well educated and informed, focused on infrastructure and resource development that will support small scale agri-food processing.  “Small Scale” leads to “Large Scale” and greater economic contributions

Our members are eager to see the next generation of agricultural policy because they are the ones who have the most at stake and they are the ones who have the infrastructure to facilitate the implementation of the policies.

To learn more about our organization, please visit www.ssfpa.org.

Okanagan Chef’s Association


Membership provides the opportunity to network and socialize with Chefs and other culinary professionals locally, provincially and on the national level.  When job opportunities are made available, our members are the first to hear about them.  Belonging to a group of Chefs that reach across Canada will give you an enormous pool of resources and the chance to form valuable connections.  Our role is to promote professionalism in the food service industry, provide a network for chefs and cooks, and educate our members and the public on new developments in our industry.  Our branch is a member of the Canadian Culinary Federation (CCFCC) and the World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS), which is a global association of Chefs.

BC Chicken Marketing Board


The British Columbia Chicken Marketing Board was created under the Natural Products Marketing (BC) Act in 1961. We were the first poultry Board created in Canada. The mandate of the Board is to monitor and regulate the production and marketing of chicken in British Columbia.