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The Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC)

The Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC) is an Ottawa-based voluntary, not-for-profit, national association that represents producers from across Canada involved in the production and packing of over 120 fruit and vegetable crops. Members include provincial and national horticultural commodity organizations as well as associated organizations, provincial governments and individual producers.

Since 1922, in collaboration with members, government and elected officials we have advocated to influence policies and programs which will have a positive and long-lasting impact on Canada’s horticultural sector.

Our Vision: An Innovative and Sustainable Canadian Horticulture Industry.

Our Mission: To be the Voice of Canadian Horticulture.

Our Mandate: To build national consensus on issues relevant to our Members in order to influence policies and programs for a sustainable horticultural sector.

Our Value Proposition: To give members a seat at the table where their industry’s future is being decided.


We certainly appreciated all the hard work that CHC did on behalf of our industry and the support from all of the other growing areas. It made a huge difference for our growers this past season. Many growers that lost a lot of their production in 2014 were able to control this pest in 2015 leading to much better quality and return on their crop. BC Blueberry growers are extremely thankful for the hard work and support of CHC and everyone that was involved in this push for the BC Blueberry industry.


We got the Emergency registration for two applications. The government was very receptive to moving the start and end dates for the Emergency registration and we were able to cover the majority of our season.


Jason Smith
Chair, BC Blueberry Council

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Secure Access by Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC) Members to Member Notes, Resolutions, Standing Policy and more.

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Policy and Advocacy

CHC’s purpose is to use advocacy to affect government policy through working with members and different levels of government.

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Fresh Thinking

Learn about the latest trends and main issues affecting Canadian horticulture in our
semi-annual Fresh Thinking magazine.

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Keep up to the date with the latest news from CHC and Canadian horticulture in our newsletter, HortShorts.

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