Who we are
Shaping the future of the meat industry in Canada
Who we are
The meat industry is the largest component of Canada’s food processing sector. With annual sales surpassing $35 billion and red meat exports at $9.5 billion, over 194,000 jobs were supported by Canada’s red meat supply chain in both rural and urban locations from coast to coast.
Founded more than a century ago, CMC represents Canada’s federally licensed meat packers, meat processors and suppliers of good and services to the meat industry.
CMC provides evidence-based advocacy on behalf of its members and works to secure and improve Canada’s global meat competitiveness. CMC also promotes a balanced diet producing 1.9 billion tons of nutritious and sustainable Canadian meat to domestic and international food supply chains.
Canada is trusted as a world leader in the provision of safe and wholesome meat.
The Canadian Meat Council advocates for the needs of its members to secure and improve Canada’s global meat competitiveness.
THE CANADIAN MEAT COUNCIL IS FOCUSED ON FOUR KEY PRIORITIES:
Competitive access for Canadian meat within Canada and to every market of interest in the world.
An internationally competitive regulatory framework enabling and encouraging the Canadian meat industry in its achievement of the highest levels of food safety, animal welfare standards and sustainable production.
CMC is recognized as a trusted authority on all meat-related issues.
A growing and sustainable member base fueled by value added activities.