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.

Our Provincial and Territorial Partners

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

The Guelph Statement - a vision to 2028
Guelph Statement

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