CFA 2023 AGM Agenda

Location: Delta Ottawa City Centre Hotel, 101 Lyon St. N, Ottawa

Sunday March 5th  

3:00pm – 5:00pm:  Registration Open (International Ballroom) 

7:00pm – 10:00pm:  Welcome Reception hosted by Spirits Canada  (Location: Canada 2020 Building, 35 O’Connor St., 3rd Floor) 

Monday March 6th  

7:45am – 4:00pm:  Registration Open (International Ballroom) 

Morning Workshops Pre-registration required 

8:30am – 12:00pm:  Professional Development Workshop (Ballroom A) – Sponsored by MNP (Click here for the panel agenda) (Click here for speaker bios)

8:30am – 12:00pm:  Policy Workshop (Ballroom B/C) (Click here for the agenda) (Click here for speaker bios)

10:15am – 10:30am:  Health Break

12:00pm – 1:00pm:  Lunch 


1:00pm – 1:10pm:  AGM Opening Remarks & Welcome Video – Mary Robinson, CFA President  

1:10pm – 1:20pm:  CFA Business

Click here to read the biographies of the political speakers at the CFA AGM. 

1:20pm – 1:40pm: Remarks from the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada – The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau 

 1:40pm – 2:05pm: CFA Business (continued)

 2:05pm – 2:20pm:  CFA Elections

This year’s elections will be acclimations for the positions of President, Vice-President and 2nd Vice-President. Click hear to read their biographies.

 2:20pm – 2:25pm:  Election of the CFA Board of Directors

 2:25pm – 2:55pm:  CFA Strategic Plan 2023 – 2027 – Mary Robinson & Intersol Group  

 2:55pm – 3:15pm: Remarks from the Leader of the New Democratic Party – Jagmeet Singh 

 3:15pm – 3:30pm:  Health Break

 3:30pm – 3:50pm: Remarks from the Leader of the Green Party of Canada -Elizabeth May

 3:50pm – 4:10pm:  Remarks from the Leader of the Bloc Québécois – Yves-François Blanchet 

 4:10pm – 4:30pm: Remarks from the Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada – The Honourable Pierre Poilievre 

 4:30pm – 5:00pm: CFA Farewell Address to President Mary Robinson – Keith Currie, President-Elect  

 5:00pm – 5:20pm:  Board Photo – Board members are asked to meet at the front of the International Ballroom 

*Photographer will take photos of other groups upon request for $100+HST. Please contact ahead of time to arrange. 

 6:00pm – 8:00pm:  President’s Reception (Location: Pinnacle Room at the Delta Hotel) – Exclusive Sponsor – Railway Association of Canada

 Tuesday March 7th  

 7:00am – 8:15am Corporate Leaders Breakfast (by invitation only, Panorama Room) 

8:00am – 4:00pm:  Registration Open


8:30am – 8:45am: Farm Credit Canada Update – Justine Hendricks, President & CEO, Farm Credit Canada  

8:45am – 8:50am: DOTS Test Question

8:50am – 10:45am:  Health Break

10:45am – 12:30pm: Resolutions (continued)  

12:30pm – 1:30pm:  Lunch

1:30pm – 2:45pm: Live with Real Agriculture Radio: Innovation & Resilience in Agriculture – Sponsored by RBC

2:45pm – 3:05pm: Brigid Rivoire Mental Health Award

3:05pm – 3:20pm:  Health Break

3:20pm – 4:45pm:  PANEL: Examining the Current AG Landscape: Challenges & Opportunities – Sponsored by Fertilizer Canada

4:45pm – 5:00pm – North American European Union Farm Leaders Conference Update – Mary Robinson (Registration for this event available at

5:00pm – 5:10pm:  Closing Remarks – Mary Robinson, Keith Currie