WHO IS CAAR?
Established in 1995, the Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers (CAAR) is a member-driven non-for-profit association representing Canada’s ag retailers.
CAAR’s diverse membership represents the entire crop inputs sector: fertilizer, crop protection, biotechnology, seed, services, storage and handling, and equipment. With over 575 members, representing retailers, suppliers, manufacturers, consultants and industry associations, CAAR’s strength and reputation is growing.
As the recognized voice for retail, CAAR advocates on behalf of all of Canada’s ag retailers to ensure that their voice is represented consistently and ethically with regulators, industry groups and to the public.
MISSION: To enhance the business of Canadian ag retail.
VISION: To be a partner of value and necessity for all Canadian ag retailers.
CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF INDUSTRY SUPPORT
CAAR was originally established to unite ag retailers from coast-to-coast and speak as one unified voice with politicians and members of the public. Just as the agriculture industry has had to evolve, so too has CAAR and its membership.
While CAAR focused primarily on lobbying, communications and the annual convention in its early years, the focus was later expanded to include items such as safety standards and training. Today, CAAR’s focus has once again shifted as it is faced with a list of issues that includes industry consolidation and more stringent government regulations.
While CAAR has undergone significant changes over the past 25 years, one thing that has remained the same is its commitment to protecting and promoting the interests of Canadian ag retailers.
CAAR represents ag retailers who actively support Canadian growers in the production of the highest quality food possible by protecting food quality, farm productivity, and the long term sustainability of our industry. CAAR’s purpose and values can be summarized in three words: Produce, Protect, Proud. As the only Canadian national ag retail association, we produce programs and services, protect members’ rights and interests and are a proud, active supporter of the Canadian agriculture industry.
CAAR produces a valuable conference among other quality networking opportunities, continuing education programs, and communications to enhance the business of ag retail.
CAAR protects the rights and interests of their members as a recognized voice of Canadian ag retailers.
CAAR is proud to be an integral part for ag retailers and an active supporter of the agriculture industry.