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.


MembershipOptions

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 conferences (each discount equal to cost of annual membership Discounted rates at other OFPA sponsored activities Eligibility for OFPA awards and scholarships Quarterly Newsletter, notices of meetings Peer exchange of scientific information on issues of food safety, sanitation and related fields Networking provincially, nationally and internationally Membership Directory Full one member, one vote privileges
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 Inscribed corporate plaque for display at your establishment Sustaining Corporate Members are the only companies allowed to display their products and services and give out information at OFPA workshops and meetings. Opportunity to sponsor breaks and address attendees, during biannual meetings List of corporate members displayed/distributed at OFPA workshops and meetings Recognition in the Newsletter List of participants at any meeting or workshop Membership Directory All benefits of one professional member
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 rate to encourage student participation Special student rates at spring and annual conferences Special student rates at other OFPA sponsored activities Eligibility for OFPA awards and scholarships Quarterly Newsletter 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 rate to encourage continued involvement after retirement Special rates at spring and annual conferences Special rates at other OFPA sponsored activities Eligibility for OFPA awards Quarterly Newsletter Peer exchange of scientific information on issues of food safety, sanitation and related fields Networking provincially, nationally and internationally

"The Ontario Food Protection Association has been a great resource for our company.  We have found the programs and workshops extremely helpful, and the networking with other food industry peers is excellent" | Andrew Sweet - Maxxam Analytics

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

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

 

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