About the Initiatives
Once known as the land of maple syrup, Canada has carved out a reputation as a source for safe, innovative, and world class food manufacturing. With a diverse workforce and global influences, the food innovators shaping the Canadian culinary scene are on the forefront of global trends. These companies and entrepreneurs continue to innovate in nutrition, ingredients, processing techniques and packaging to manufacture leading-edge products.
The companies featured in Canada Innovates capture this energy and feature a selection of on-trend food and beverage products and ingredients that consumers demand and the cutting-edge technologies that represent the next generation of food safety and sustainability.
Those companies featured in Canada Innovates fall into one or more of the innovation categories to the right. In addition to each innovation category, the directory allows users to search for products with attributes that are increasingly demanded by consumers, such as clean label, free from allergens, and Kosher / Halal. For more information about the innovation categories and to learn more about the featured companies, visit the directory now.
Better for You
Pass the Snacks
To the Source
Unique Processing or Packaging
Storytelling and food are two traditions passed down through generations. They are often the vehicles through which we connect with others. So perhaps it is no surprise that consumers increasingly seek the story behind their food. And with that story, they often are seeking to connect with a company who shares with them a philosophy around the social, environmental, or ethical aspects of food production.
The companies featured in Ideally Canadian are those whose identity is centered on one of these philosophies. Whether it be using food production to elevate workers’ standard of living or taking the more environmentally friendly path, Ideally Canadian highlights those companies who are sure to connect with today’s consumer.
Ideally Canadian companies fall into one or more of the purpose-driven categories to the right. In addition to each category, the directory allows users to search for products with attributes that are increasingly demanded by consumers, such as clean label, free from allergens, and Kosher / Halal. For more information about the purpose-driven categories and to learn more about the featured companies, visit the directory now.
Animal Product Alternative
Waste Reduction Processes