Structure and Funding

Structure
The CCA is a non-profit federation comprised of eight provincial member cattle associations that provide representation to a national, producer-led board of directors. The 27-member board provides the leadership and unity necessary to speak as one voice on issues of importance to the beef cattle industry. CCA’s operating divisions carry out the day-to-day business in support of the vision, policies and recommendations established by the board.

Funding
The CCA is funded through fee assessments to its provincial cattle association members. The assessments are based on yearly cattle marketing records for each province as a percentage of the total Canadian marketing. This percentage is then applied against the CCA budget as approved by the CCA Board of Directors. Provinces pay this membership to the CCA from the provincial portion of their check-off revenues. In some provinces, this portion of the check-off may be refundable.

Vision
The CCA’s vision is to have a dynamic, profitable Canadian beef industry with high-quality beef products recognized as the most outstanding by customers at home and around the world.

Constitution
CCA Bylaws [PDF / 243 KB]


Policies and Issues
Established in 1932, and continually evolving with the industry, the CCA works on a wide range of issues that concern Canadian beef producers.

Current key areas of focus include market access and trade regulations, sustainability, animal care, animal health and food safety, grading/inspection, marketing, government and regulatory affairs, fiscal/monetary policy and business risk management. CCA Policy Manual [PDF / 472KB]

Provincial Member Associations
The following provincial member associations serve as the communications link between the CCA and producers:

bcca

B.C. Cattlemen’s Association

#4, 10145 Dallas Drive
Kamloops, British Columbia V2C 6T4
Telephone: (250) 573-3611
Fax: (250) 573-5155

abp

Alberta Beef Producers

#165, 6815- 8th St., NE
Calgary, Alberta T2E 7H7
Telephone: (403) 275-4400
Fax: (403) 274-0007

 

sca

Saskatchewan Cattlemen's Association

310-820 51 Street East Saskatoon
Saskatchewan S7K 0X8 
Telephone: (306) 665-2333
Fax: (306) 665-2336

mbp

Manitoba Beef Producers

220-530 Century Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3H 0Y4
Telephone: (204) 772-4542
Fax: (204) 774-3264

bfo

Beef Farmers of Ontario

130 Malcolm Road
Guelph, Ontario N1K 1B1
Telephone: (519) 824-0334
Fax: (519) 824-9101

nscp

Nova Scotia Cattle Producers

332 Willow Street, Suite 201
Truro, Nova Scotia B2N 5A5
Telephone: (902) 893-7455
Fax: (902) 893-3397

nbcp

New Brunswick Cattle Producers

P.O. Box 1567
Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 5G2
Telephone: (506) 458-8534
Fax: (506) 532-0223

peicp

Prince Edward Island Cattle Producers

420 University Avenue
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 7Z5
Telephone: (902) 368-2229
Fax: (902) 367-3082