Meetings of Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers of Agriculture

As agriculture is a shared federal-provincial-territorial responsibility in Canada, agriculture ministers from across the country typically meet face-to-face at least once each year to talk about issues facing the agriculture and agri-food sector, and to make decisions on how to address these issues. These meetings include a two-day annual conference, usually held in July, as well as one-day meetings as necessary.

Each year, the co-chair duties rotate between the provinces and territories. The provincial co-chair hosts the annual conference in their own province or territory, and co-chairs the other meetings that year with the federal minister of agriculture and agri-food. Ministers receive presentations from officials, discuss policy options, and make decisions that help build a stronger future for agriculture in Canada.

The annual conference usually concludes with a news conference or media availability. Ministers also issue a communiqué following each meeting that provides an overview of the topics they discussed and the key decisions they reached at the meeting.

News releases


Canadian Agricultural Partnership: Innovate. Grow. Prosper.
Canadian Agricultural Partnership

The Canadian Agricultural Partnership is a five-year (2018-2023), $3 billion investment by federal, provincial and territorial governments to strengthen the agriculture and agri-food sector

Guelph Statement

The Guelph Statement is a shared vision for the next agricultural policy framework.