Horticulture Value Chain Roundtable

The Canadian horticulture sector is a thriving industry that is expanding. Fruits and vegetables account for the bulk of Canada's trade in horticultural products, but the sector also includes floriculture, nursery stock, Christmas trees, sod, greenhouse vegetables, maple syrup and honey.

Key objectives:

  • provide a forum for industry and government representatives to engage in a constructive, solutions-oriented dialogue on strategic issues
  • foster collaborative industry-government actions that secure a competitive advantage, for Canada, both domestically and internationally

Contact us

If you have any questions or would like more information, please email us at roundtable-tableronde@agr.gc.ca.

Working groups

The following working groups address challenges in the sector and develop action plans in strategic areas:

  • Access to Innovation and Research
  • Ornamental
  • Sustainability

Upcoming meeting

The next Roundtable meeting will take place November 2017 in Ottawa.

Meeting summary – Record of Decision



  • Luce Daigneault – Fédération interdisciplinaire de l'horticulture ornementale du Québec
  • Keith Kuhl – Southern Manitoba Potato Company Ltd.
  • Christiane Deslauriers – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada


  • Hans Buchler – BC Wine Grape Council
  • Linda Della Santi – BC Greenhouse Growers Association
  • Amy Argentino – Canadian Horticultural Council
  • Rebecca Lee – Canadian Horticultural Council
  • Victor Santacruz – Canadian Nursery Landscape Association
  • Pierre Petelle – CropLife Canada
  • Andrew Morse – Flowers Canada
  • Brian Gilroy – Nighthawk Orchards
  • Rick Sequin – Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers
  • Andrew Kuyvenhoven – Kuyvenhoven Greenhouses Inc.
  • Don Epp – Ontario Fruit & Vegetable Processors Association
  • Vincent Giasson – Lassonde
  • André Plante – Association des producteurs maraîchers du Québec
  • Glen Snoek – Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers Association
  • Alison Roberson – Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers Association
  • Raymond Carrière – Communities in Bloom
  • Jeff Hicks – Landscape Ontario

Provincial governments

  • Dave Jennings – Department of Natural Resources, Newfoundland
  • Scott Hosking – Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Nova Scotia
  • Laurie Adrien – Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
  • Yvon Forest – Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Quebec
  • Rob Spencer – Agriculture and Forestry, Alberta
  • Deb Watsyk – Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment, Northwest Territories
  • David Woodske / Susan Smith – Ministry of Agriculture, British Columbia

Federal government

  • Sylvie Jenni – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Patricia McAllister – Canadian Food Inspection Agency
  • Shelley Binch – Employment and Social Development Canada
  • Geoff Adams or Jennifer Fellows – Global Affairs Canada
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