Huron-Iroquois called their Villages “Kanata”. This word is said to be the origin of the world Canada. Kanata Foods co-op reflect the core values of Canada; It starts with the principle of "shared destiny": meaning that we are best shaped through collective action and that when we convene the effort of individuals the results are not a sum, it’s a multiplication with greater achievements than the potential of each individual part. We operate under the core principles of collaboration, inclusion, community, multiculturalism, quality and prosperity.
Our mission is to help Ontario Small and Medium size Processors to grow and access new markets by creating a network of food processing enterprises contributing to the economic and social development of Ontario. We connect SME's involved in the processing and distribution of food products, contributing to business to business collaboration, resources optimization, business growth and social empowerment.
Our goals include:
To contribute to the development and improvement of infrastructure dedicated to food processing in Ontario
Promote and support entrepreneurship in food processing and distribution
Facilitate food safety and Food Quality that eventually lead to federal registration and international certifications
Promote R&D between our customers
Make secondary processing readily available for SME’s
Promote collaboration between SME’s for the marketing, distribution and sale of food products.
Help SME’s to access available resources such as grants, loans, business services, etc.
Our members include microprocessors, co-packers, consultants, and processors of different sizes, capabilities and locations.
Please visit Kanatafoods.ca for more information.