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The Farm Products Council of Canada (FPCC) works on behalf of the Government of Canada to help all Canadians have affordable and continuous access to the foods they need while maintaining fair market prices for the farmer.

FPCC’s specific role is to provide oversight of the national supply management agencies for poultry and egg, as well as to supervise national promotion and research agencies for farm products.  FPCC is responsible for administering two federal laws, the Farm Products Agencies Act (FPAA) and the Agricultural Products Marketing Act (APMA).

The Council is composed of at least three members, and may have up to seven. At least half of these members must be primary producers at the time of their appointment. Members are appointed by Cabinet for terms of varying length. The Chairman is also the Deputy Head of the organization and the only full-time Council member.  In carrying out its responsibilities, the FPCC works through its Chairman, Council members and FPCC staff.

In order to ensure accountability, consistency, efficiency, inclusiveness and transparency in the decision-making process and in implementing Council decisions, the FPCC has adopted a new Governance By-Law on November 7, 2016.


Mandate Letter

In August 2016, in accordance to the Prime Minister’s guide on Open and Accountable Government, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food sent mandate letters to each of the organizations within the Agriculture and Agri-Food portfolio. The mandate letters outline the Minister’s expectations and key priorities that should be fulfilled over the course of the Government’s four-year mandate.

The publication of these mandate letters supports the Government’s strong focus on results and its commitment to openness and transparency.

Farm Products Council of Canada Mandate Letter


Knowledge Infrastructure Project

The FPCC has been mandated by the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food to gather information on the operation of the supply management system for poultry and eggs. Letters were sent to national marketing agencies and provincial supervisory boards to seek their support in the implementation of this project.

The FPCC looks forward to collaborating with these organizations to assemble information on the regulatory framework governing the operation of supply management for poultry and eggs, from across the country. To view the letters click the links below.

Egg Farmer of Canada
Chicken Farmers of Canada
Turkey Farmers of Canada
Canadian Hatching Egg Producers
Northwest Territories Agricultural Products Marketing Council
British Columbia Farm Industry Review Board
Alberta Agricultural Products Marketing Council
Saskatchewan Agri-Food Council
Manitoba Farm Products Marketing Council
Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission
Régie des marchés agricoles et alimentaires du Québec
New Brunswick Farm Products Commission
Prince Edward Island Marketing Council
Nova Scotia Natural Products Marketing Council
Newfoundland and Labrador Farm Industry Review Board