Regulatory Agency

Farm Products Council of Canada


Established in 1972 as the National Farm Products Council, the council was renamed in 2009 to the Farm Products Council of Canada (FPCC). The FPCC mission is to work with its partners to ensure that the supply management and promotion-research systems have the flexibility needed to respond to current and future challenges in a flexible, accountable and transparent manner. The FPCC supervises national marketing, promotion and research agencies established under the Farm Products Agencies Act. The Farm Products Council:

  • Works with agencies created under the Act to promote more effective marketing of farm products
  • Collaborates and maintains relationships with provincial governments and provincial supervisory boards
  • Reviews the operations of agencies created under the Act to ensure that they meet their objects
  • Investigates and takes action into complaints
  • Conducts public hearings
  • Advises the Minister on matters related to the creation/operations of agencies under the Act


Farm Products Council of Canada
Central Experimental Farm
960 Carling Avenue
Building 59
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0C6

Telephone: 613-759-1555
Toll Free: 1-855-611-1165
Fax: 613-759-1566

Justice Education Society Resources

Early Resolution

Before you make a complaint, have you tried to work out your situation by other methods? The following videos and PDFs may help you to have more effective communication when in dispute.

Negotiating a Solution

You’ve prepared for your tough talk, now you’re ready for the next step: negotiation.
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Understanding Disputes

Here’s what’s really going on behind most disputes.
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Preparing for a Tough Talk

Find out how to prepare for a difficult conversation to settle a dispute.
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Choosing a Dispute Resolution Option

Find out about mediation and other ways to resolve disputes.
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Preparing for a Hearing

If you have to appear at a tribunal hearing, use this Tribunal Hearing Preparation checklist to help you get ready. You may also like to take a look at these videos and PDFs for more about how to prepare your case.

Hearings: First steps

This video introduces the different tribunal processes, including mediation and settlement conferences.
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Telephone hearings

Find out how to prepare to make an effective presentation for a hearing over the phone.
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In-person Hearings

Watch a dramatization of what it’s like to make a case at an in-person hearing.
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Written Hearings

This video describes the process for submitting your case in writing and what your submission must contain.
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