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Membership @ OFPA

Who Are OFPA Members?

Membership with the Ontario Food Protection Association offers unique opportunities for collaboration and professional development.

OFPA members include food safety professionals from every facet of the food industry: Meat and poultry, Bakery, Brewery, Fruits and Vegetables, Processed Meats, Dairy, Snack Foods, Foodservice, Beverage, Fish and Prepared Foods. In addition, our members represent all the supply and service businesses such as sanitation supplies and equipment, as well as municipal, provincial and federal governments, academia, research and testing laboratories, and public health.  Still need to be convinced?


10 Great Reasons To Become An OFPA Member

  • One
    Participate in OFPA's common forum for those associated with food safety in the food industry in Ontario.
  • Two
    Connect with other food safety professionals at OFPA events & meetings to exchange ideas, experiences and information.
  • Three
    Learn from our workshops: new ideas, strategies, and improved methods for safe hygienic production, transportation, processing and sale of food products.
  • Four
    Find other OFPA members to collaborate and work with on programs and initiatives via the OFPA Members Directory of Food Industry Professionals (members only access).
  • Five
    Get recognized by your peers at our Annual Awards for those making extraordinary contributions to food safety.
  • Six
    Receive OFPA’s award winning quarterly newsletter - Food Safety Guardian: view sample pdf newsletter.
  • Seven
    Share papers and presentations via OFPA’s web site.
  • Eight
    Get access to scholarships that recognize academic achievement in food-related courses.
  • Nine
    Network face to face at social events including our annual Golf Tournament.
  • Ten
    Appreciate the member discounted rates to OFPA events, meetings, workshops and even industry events outside OFPA.


Membership Options

We have multiple membership options - just pick the one that is perfect for you.

Professional

Professional Member

$59.19 CAD per calendar year (includes HST)

Open to all persons in the food industry including food inspection, food safety, quality assurance, laboratory analysis, administration, research, education, supervision, or practical application of hygiene, sanitation and related fields in the food production chain from farm to fork.
  • discounted rates at spring and annual meetings (each discount equal to cost of annual membership);
  • discounted rates at other OFPA sponsored activities;
  • eligibility for OFPA awards and scholarships;
  • quarterly newsletters and notices of meetings;
  • password and access to the “Members Only” Section of the OFPA Website;
  • peer exchange of scientific information on issues of food safety, sanitation and related fields;
  • networking provincially, nationally and internationally;
  • full one member - one vote privileges;
  • eligible for election to Board of Directors.
  • upon request, you receive a membership directory of the current OFPA members, to assist in developing business relationships;
  • your dues help support several annual academic awards.
Sustaining Corporate Member

Sustaining Corporate Member

$188.34 CAD per calendar year (includes HST)

Open to all commercial companies, corporations, other organizations or associations interested in the promotion of food safety and support the objectives of the OFPA You will be able to register up to 10 of your staff in OFPA events at the membership fee (a savings of $60.00 per person per event in 2018). In addition, you have all the benefits of one professional membership for one person. Benefits include:
  • full one member - one vote privileges;
  • discounted rates at OFPA events (each discount equal to cost of annual membership);
  • a direct link to your Corporate website will be included in the OFPA website;
  • your corporate name will be displayed/ distributed at all OFPA events;
  • you can use a special OFPA (trademark) logo on your corporate displays and corporate stationery;
  • you receive an inscribed plaque for display at your establishment. This plaque recognizes your commitment to food safety;
  • you are recognized in every issue of the official OFPA Newsletter “The Food Safety Guardian”;
  • you can advertise for free your company events and your company job openings in our Newsletters and on our website;
  • password and access to the “Members Only” Section of the OFPA Website;
  • eligibility for OFPA awards and scholarships;
  • quarterly Newsletters, and notices of meetings;
  • peer exchange of scientific information on issues of food safety, sanitation and related fields;
  • networking provincially, nationally and internationally;
  • eligible for election to Board of Directors;
  • your corporation may have greater visibility through sponsoring Awards such as the prestigious Sanitarian of the Year Award;
  • upon request, you will receive mailing lists of registrants at conferences;
  • upon request, you will receive a membership directory of the current OFPA members, to assist in developing business relationships;
  • your organization joins other corporations, organizations, and associations in the promotion of food safety in Ontario;
  • your dues help support several annual academic awards.
Student Member

Student Member

$20.00 CAD per calendar year (includes HST)

Must be enrolled full or part-time in a course directed towards a career in the fields of food safety, public health, environmental management or similar sciences. (Include copy of valid student ID card or letter from professor with application).
  • special membership rates to encourage student participation;
  • special student rates at spring and annual meetings;
  • special student rates at other OFPA sponsored activities;
  • eligible for OFPA awards and scholarships;
  • password and access to the “Members Only” Section of the OFPA Website;
  • quarterly newsletters and notices of events;
  • peer exchange of scientific information on issues of food safety, sanitation and related fields;
  • networking provincially, nationally and internationally.
Retired Member

Retired Member

$26.91 CAD per calendar year (includes HST)

Open to retired OFPA members who are no longer receiving compensation for work relating to the objectives of OFPA and who have been regular or sustaining members for at least 10 years.
  • special membership rates to encourage continued involvement after retirement;
  • discounted rates at spring and annual meetings (each discount equal to cost of annual membership);
  • discounted rates at other OFPA sponsored activities;
  • eligible for OFPA awards;
  • quarterly newsletters and notices of events;
  • password and access to the “Members Only” Section of the OFPA Website;
  • peer exchange of scientific information on issues of food safety, sanitation and related fields;
  • networking provincially, nationally and internationally;
  • eligible for election to Board of Directors;
  • full one member - one vote privileges;
  • upon request, receive a membership directory of the current OFPA members;
  • your dues help support several annual academic awards.

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Contact Us

Email: info@ofpa.on.ca
Telephone: 647-573-4940

P.O. Box 53128
Royal Orchard
Thornhill, ON   L3T 7R9

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