THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT
Thank you to everyone who participated and supported the CAAR Pro-Ag Investments Online Auction by either bidding or donating products. Hosted online from February 9-11, 2021, the online auction offered a variety of items to bid on.
The online auction raised over $65,000 that directly supports CAAR’s operations and activities, enabling CAAR to keep member fees low and support other causes such as CAAR’s advocacy efforts, training course upgrades, delivery of expanded and new programming and scholarships to post-secondary ag students.
Our broad range of fee-for-service programs, like advertising sales, conference and training fees, and residual programs, are key revenue streams that help keep your membership dollars to less than 25% of CAAR’s cost of doing business.
Did you know that your membership dues currently account for less than 25% of CAAR’s operating budget? Every year, CAAR strives to make your membership dollar stretch further by raising more than 75% of the remaining funds we need to offer our services.
The CAAR Pro-Ag Investments Auction contributes upwards of 10% of our annual revenue budget, and is the only non-dues revenue stream that supports advocacy and program development, making it a critical fundraiser for CAAR.
Support CAAR. Support Your Industry.
CAAR Pro-Ag Investments is a diverse range of initiatives that center on enhancing and strengthening the Canadian agriculture industry. Donations towards CAAR Pro-Ag Investments go directly to important causes such as: agricultural scholarships, industry initiatives, CAAR’s advocacy efforts and program development, among others.
2021 was a success for the CAAR Pro-Ag Investments Online Auction, raising over $65,000 to support the many initiatives where CAAR needed funding, including:
- CAAR's participation in industry virtual events, regulatory consultations and committee meetings;
- Scholarships of $1,000 awarded to students at the University of Manitoba and Olds College in Alberta;
- Successful lobbying on national issues such as the Ammonia Code of Practice, as well as provincial/regional issues such as the Manitoba Nutrient Restrictions;
- Ongoing lobbying initiatives such as changes to anhydrous ammonia tank testing frequency in CSA B620-14 and B622-14 Standards, and proposed changes to Environmental Emergency Regulations;
- Research initiatives, such as the impact of increased ammonia tank testing frequency, to support CAAR’s lobbying positions;
- Upgrades to CAAR’s TDG certification courses;
- Upgrades to the caar.org website and online CAAR Mart system;
- Building awareness of industry initiatives such as Keep It Clean, 4R Nutrient Stewardship, and the numerous industry initiatives CAAR is tracking or actively participating in.