About OFPA

Who We Are

Founded in 1958 as a non-profit educational association, OFFA's main objective was and still is to provide a common forum through a series of educational events that allow our members to exchange ideas and information, make connections and build contacts with like-minded professionals.



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Membership Benefits

  • Discounted membership rates to encourage student participation
  • Discounted rates at all OFPA events
  • Eligible for OFPA award
  • Exclusive access to the “Members’ Only” section of the OFPA website


Free Student

$ - FREE

Per calendar year (includes HST)

The Ontario Food Protection Association (OFPA) understands the importance of engaging students who are studying food safety and other food and beverage related programs. These students are our future food industry professionals.


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Through our valued partnerships with the food industry and related organizations, the OFPA is able to offer exclusive registration discounts to our members. Please check this area often for updates.


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OFPA Featured Events


2022 Social Networking Mixer

The OFPA Social Networking Mixer is one of the best ways to get out and meet new people in a community of like-minded professionals. This casual event is held in September and allows you the opportunity to make new connections, share ideas, learn from others and even discover new opportunities. Attendees can also exhibit and sponsor this event. Networking is always more fun with more people, so bring your coworker, and let's get together for drinks and hor d'oeuvres…..you never know who you are going to meet!

There will be a 50/50 draw at the event and door prizes.

**We have limited spots for attendees - 100 person capacity**

When: Thursday September 22, 2022

Time: 5pm - 9pm EST

Location: Cedar Brae Golf Club

Click HERE to Register

2022 Fall Food Safety Symposium & 65th Annual General Meeting

The Ontario Food Protection Association hosts an Annual Fall Food Safety Symposium and Annual General Meeting in November, providing our members with information on current and emerging food safety issues. This meeting features speakers, workshops and panels that present timely information on industry issues. Attendees can also exhibit and sponsor this event to build awareness of their products and services along with the unique opportunity to network and share ideas with industry peers.

When: Tueday November 15th, 2022

Time: 8AM - 6PM EST

Location: Corporate Event Center, Mississauga

Click HERE to Register


Upcoming Events

2023 OFPA Spring Technical Meeting & Clive Kingsbury Video Competition

April 21,2023

7:00 am to 4:00 pm

Centennial College Event Centre

937 Progress Ave, Scarborough, ON M1G 3T8

May Webinar: Building Food Safety Culture within Food Service and Retail

May 05,2023

11:00 am to 12:00 pm


June Webinar: Allergen Control – Challenges, Perspectives & Solutions

June 01,2023

11:00 am to 12:00 pm


2023 OFPA Social Networking Mixer

September 14,2023

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Brunswick Bierworks

25 Curity Avenue, East York, ON M4B 3M2

2023 Fall Food Safety Symposium and 66th Annual General Meeting

November 16,2023

8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Chateau Les Jardins

8440 ON-27, Woodbridge, ON L4H 0A7

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The OFPA recognizes outstanding achievements and contributions of food safety professionals. Every year, the association reaches out to our members, partners, and colleagues to collect nominations.

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Mar 17,2022

Don’t Forget About Our Monthly Webinars! This Month Risk Assessment Featuring Gordon Hayburn

Webinar Title: Risk Assessment – Free to members and non-members with a small donation to OFPA.   Brief Description: Join Gordon […]

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