Membership

Send Us Your Milestones

Does your retail have an upcoming anniversary? Are you getting ready to cut the ribbon on a new location or expansion? Have your employees done something incredible for the community? We want to hear about it and help you spread the word!

CAAR Perk$ Profile: Western Financial Group

Western Financial Group is a Manitoba-based company, with a holistic approach to insurance and a commitment to efficient and cost-effective services. Through the CAAR Perk$ program, CAAR members have access to Western Financial Group’s specialized insurance program for crop input dealers and custom applicators.

CAAR Members Win ADAMA Thank-A-Retailer Contest

Congratulations to Horizon Fertilizers Ltd. (Bruno, Sask.) and Olds Fertilizers and Sundre Soil Services (Olds, Alta.) for winning this year’s ADAMA Thank-a-Retailer Community Contest! Both retailers received $15,000 to support worthy causes in their communities.

Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers Announces Board of Directors

The Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers (CAAR) is pleased to announce its 2019-20 board of directors who will lead the association throughout the next year as CAAR works to strengthen the ag retail industry in Canada through its advocacy activities and suite of valuable services to members.

“CAAR is the only organization dedicated solely to representing retailers and their side of the business,” says CAAR Board Chair Don Kitson. “A dynamic and engaged board of directors allows CAAR to effectively aggregate retailer opinions and interests into a strong message when dealing with the external groups, producers, government regulators and the general public.”

The 2019 CAAR AGM

CAAR retailer members are encouraged to attend the 2019 CAAR Annual General Meeting, which will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 12 in Winnipeg, Man., prior to the CAAR Conference Icebreaker Cocktail Reception.

CAAR Holiday Office Closure

CAAR’s staff and board of directors would like to wish all of our members and their families a safe and restful holiday season.

CAAR’s office will be closed from December 24 through January 1, re-opening on January 2. Regular CAAR office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST.

Speak Up For Your Industry on the CAAR Board

Don't sit on the sidelines while somebody else speaks for your industry – get involved with the CAAR board of directors. Lending your time and expertise to the board is good for the industry, and for you as an individual. Read more for why three current CAAR board members believe in getting involved.

Make Your Voice Heard

CAAR is now accepting nominations for its 2019-20 Board of Directors. Submit a nomination on behalf of yourself or another individual and make your voice heard! Read more for testimonials from Board Chair Don Kitson and Past Chair Martin Kiefer on how serving on the CAAR Board benefits both the industry and the individual.

Is Your CAAR Membership Listing Up to Date?

Please take a moment to make sure your entry in the 2019 CAAR Membership Roster contains current and accurate information about your business!

The CAAR roster is the most comprehensive directory of agri-retailers and suppliers in the Canadian agriculture industry – a valuable purchasing and networking tool that puts the contact information and pertinent details of hundreds of businesses and organizations at the fingertips of CAAR members.

Renew Your CAAR Membership Today

Your membership with CAAR enables you to focus your attention on your business; trusting CAAR to share the regulatory, compliance and advocacy information you need to know, when you need to know it.

Have You Renewed Your CAAR Membership?

Renew your CAAR membership for the 2018-2019 season today! When you’re represented by the only national association dedicated to advancing the business of Canadian ag retail, you always have an advocate with a unified voice on your side. Read more for the great benefits of CAAR membership.

CAAR Member Survey Is Coming

CAAR is pleased to announce the next phase in its strategic overview and planning process – the annual CAAR member survey. Launching this month, the survey is designed to get critical feedback from CAAR members to help shape the future strategic goals and operating business plans of the association.

Save the Date for the 2019 CAAR Conference

Mark your calendars for the 2019 CAAR Conference, Feb. 12-14 in Winnipeg, MB! After the success of the 2018 conference in Saskatoon, SK, the conference planning committee is already hard at work putting together the 2019 conference – and it’s one you won’t want to miss!

Member Alert: Update on CAAR’s Equivalency Certificate and Temporary Certificate

*Note: this article contains the most up to date information on CAAR’s Equivalency and Temporary Certificates regarding the B620/622 changes. In the case of discrepancy, please disregard previous information.

Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers (CAAR) has received a revised Equivalency Certificate (SH11960.1) and a revised Temporary Certificate (TH 0653.1) to provide compliance relief on the hydrostatic testing requirements on nurse tanks.

CAAR Perk$ Spotlight: Humaniqa

You have a lot to think about when it comes to running your business, but the right tools can improve efficiency and bring you peace of mind.

Humaniqa, offered through the CAAR Perk$ program, makes handling human resources more convenient than ever, featuring 24/7 access to a vast library of information, along with services to support your human resources program including secure online storage.

CAAR Conference Photo Gallery Now Online!

Relive the highlights from the Agri-retail Event of the Year – the 2018 CAAR Conference photo gallery is now online! Featuring 10 informative speaker sessions and two and a half days of networking, The CAAR Conference hosted in Saskatoon, SK, provided exceptional business development opportunities to over 300 attendees. 

NH3 Update: Hydrostatic Testing Relief Granted for Spring 2018

Transport Canada has agreed to provide agri-retailers time to complete hydrostatic testing, which will ensure adequate anhydrous ammonia resources for farmers this spring. The Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers (CAAR) has been granted a Temporary Certificate TH 0653 for the 2018 spring seeding season, which will allow members relief for the hydrostatic testing requirements on three year tanks as required by the CSA B620-14. 

CAAR Member MK Agro Wins ADAMA Thank-A-Retailer Community contest.

CAAR extends warm congratulations to MK Agro Ltd., located near Brunkild, MB – winner of ADAMA’s 2018 Thank-A-Retailer contest. As the Manitoba Regional Winner and overall National Winner, MK Agro received a total of $30,000 to spend on projects in their community. They have chosen to donate their prize money to Kelly Kabernick Girls High School Hockey Memorial Scholarship and the Sanford Hockey Arena.

CAAR Issued Equivalency Certificate SH 11960

CAAR is pleased to announce that it has received an Equivalency Certificate from Transport Canada which provides certain variances from the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) B622 Standard related to pressure testing of nurse and application tanks.

CAAR Mart Spotlight

CAAR Mart is your one-stop shop for all your agri-retail needs! If you’re looking to update your facility’s safety signage, equipment decals, placards or training items, then look no further than CAAR Mart.

CAAR members receive special member-pricing on CAAR Mart items! Simply log in when visiting caar.org to see the many discounts available to you.