Our Priorities

Food, health, and consumer products are essential to Candians’ lives and to Canada’s economy. To strengthen these essential supplies, Canada needs:

Food, health and consumer products manufacturing directly employs more than 350,000 Canadians – that’s nearly 17% of all manufacturing jobs, more than auto and aerospace combined. Our sector operates in every province, providing good paying jobs that are the backbone of Canada’s communities and adding nearly $40 billion to the economy every year.  Yet, the sector faces major constraints that limit our full potential as a critical driver for Canada’s growth, jobs, and self-reliance. 

People are Canada’s greatest healthcare resource, but their potential is too often underestimated and under-valued. According to the World Health Organization, strengthening self-care reduces costs and increases healthcare quality, access, and equity. 

Strengthening Canadians’ access to the information, products, and services that help them take better care of themselves will make our healthcare system more sustainable in the face of rising costs, an aging population, and the COVID-19 crisis. 

FHCP calls for the federal government to urgently implement a National Self-Care Strategy  that strengthens supplies of non-prescription medications, treatments, and natural health products Canadians rely on to treat minor health ailments, manage or prevent chronic diseases, and more. Click here to learn more.

Canadians deserve greater value, choice, and innovation when they shop. That means large grocery chains that control 80% of grocery and drug sales in Canada need to work fairly and transparently with suppliers.

Leaders including Canada’s second largest grocer and top agriculture and food organizations agree – Canada needs a Grocery Supply Code of Practice. Click here to learn more.

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Food, health, and consumer products are essential to Canadians’ lives and to Canada’s economy. To strengthen these essential supplies, Canada must urgently:

Food, health and consumer products manufacturing directly employs more than 350,000 Canadians – that’s nearly 17% of all manufacturing jobs, more than auto and aerospace combined. Our sector operates in every province, providing good paying jobs that are the backbone of Canada’s communities and adding nearly $40 billion to the economy every year.  Yet, the sector faces major constraints that limit our full potential as a critical driver for Canada’s growth, jobs, and self-reliance. 

People are Canada’s greatest healthcare resource, but their potential is too often underestimated and under-valued. According to the World Health Organization, strengthening self-care reduces costs and increases healthcare quality, access, and equity. 

Strengthening Canadians’ access to the information, products, and services that help them take better care of themselves will make our healthcare system more sustainable in the face of rising costs, an aging population, and the COVID-19 crisis. 

FHCP calls for the federal government to urgently implement a National Self-Care Strategy  that strengthens supplies of non-prescription medications, treatments, and natural health products Canadians rely on to treat minor health ailments, manage or prevent chronic diseases, and more. Click here to learn more.

Canadians deserve greater value, choice, and innovation when they shop. That means large grocery chains that control 80% of grocery and drug sales in Canada need to work fairly and transparently with suppliers.

Leaders including Canada’s second largest grocer and top agriculture and food organizations agree – Canada needs a Grocery Supply Code of Practice. Click here to learn more.

Canada must urgently correct top constraints

Our Priorities - FHCP