Partnerships

The Food Centre was established as a partnership between the Government of Saskatchewan (represented by Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture), the Saskatchewan Food Processors Association and the University of Saskatchewan (represented by Department of Food and Bioproduct Sciences). The range of expertise that each partner brings to the table enables the Food Centre to provide processors with information and technical assistance needed to manufacture a product, get it to market, and maintain a viable operation.

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The Ministry of Agriculture offers valuable support to the Saskatchewan food industry. Their experienced staff is available to assist the agriculture industry through its service offerings such as business expertise and leadership, technical support, research, etc. The branches in Ministry of Agriculture is committed to enhancing the development of a vibrant agricultural industry. The Food Centre is pleased to be working with the Ministry of Agriculture in many value added initiatives.

Office location: 3085 Albert Street Regina, SK S4S 0B1 Tel: 306-787-5140 www.agriculture.gov.sk.ca

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The Saskatchewan Food and Ingredient Processors Association (SFIPA) is an industry association with a mandate to increase exposure of member companies and assist in any way possible to increase their sales to market.  The goals of the SFIPA is to profile and promote Saskatchewan’s food and ingredient sector provincially, nationally and internationally.  To represent and serve as a spokes group for the collective interests of Saskatchewan's food and ingredient industry provincially, nationally and internationally.  To assist in the growth and increase the competitiveness of the food and ingredient sector.

Alister Muir, Executive Director Mailing Address: 8B - 3110 - 8th St. East Box 389 Saskatoon, SK S7H 0W2 Tel: 683-2410 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  www.sfpa.sk.ca

The Food Centre works closely with the University of Saskatchewan’s research scientists at the Department of Food and Bioproduct Sciences. The Department links processors to the latest technology and research information. Their food product development group assists the Food Centre in the expansion and diversification of the food industry.

Dr. Phyllis Shand, Associate Professor Office Location: Room 3E26, Agriculture Building 51 Campus Drive Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A8 Tel: (306) 966-8842 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  www.agbio.usask.ca

Industry Partnerships

In addition to our formal partnerships, the Food Centre is continually forging new relationships with external organizations.   Over the years, the Food Centre has had the privilege of collaborating with several organizations in providing services and programs to strengthen Saskatchewan's value added sector.  We are fortunate to be working with these companies and organizations:

Funding Partnerships

A huge acknowledgment to our funding agencies, past and present, for their continued support of the Food Centre and our initiatives in growing and diversifying Saskatchewan agri-value industry.  The support of these funding agencies has enabled the Food Centre to deliver specialized training, introduce innovative technologies and ideas, and most of all allow the Food Centre to enhance and add more services to assist the industry in capturing opportunities.

These industry and funding organizations continue to support the Food Centre’s goal to expand development and commercialization capacity for Saskatchewan’s food industry and accelerate products to market.  Our initiatives in advancing agriculture is made possible through these important and strategic partnerships.