Dairy Processors Association of Canada (DPAC)

The Dairy Processors Association of Canada (DPAC/ATLC) is Canada's national industry association representing the public policy and regulatory interests of the Canadian dairy processing industry.



The dairy processing industry represents a significant segment of the Canadian economy. In 2009, dairy processors shipped nearly $13.6 billion worth of products making up 15% of all products shipped by the Canadian food and beverage industry. About 26,800 people are employed in the processing of dairy products. The majority of these employees are concentrated in central Canada.


DPAC/ATLC Submissions

April 2014**
Dairy Processors’ 2nd Submission on the CETA “Agreement in Principle”
Dairy Processors Association of Canada / Association des Transformateurs Laitiers du Canada (DPAC/ATLC) is pleased to provide a 2nd Submission that provides an impact analysis related to the signing of the CETA “Agreement in Principle”.

March 2013
Submission to Government of Canada
Processors support supply management – but seek modernization of the system

February 2012
Dairy Processors Views Regarding Free Trade Negotiations With Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Members
(Submitted in response to Canada Gazette Notice Vol. 145, No. 53 – December 31, 2011)

November 10, 2016
“Significant first step” say dairy processors in reaction to CETA transitional support announcement
The Dairy Processors Association of Canada (DPAC-ATLC) welcomes the announcement by the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, of a Dairy Processing Investment Fund of $100 million to help the sector adapt to the challenges that lie ahead for the industry with the upcoming implementation of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).    read more »»

July 13, 2016
Leaders of the Canadian Dairy Farmers and Dairy Processing Industry conclude negotiations

Charlottetown, July 13, 2016 -- Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) and dairy processor associations are pleased to announce the successful conclusion of the negotiations started in 2015 by representatives of dairy farmers and processors to evolve the Canadian dairy system for the future.    read more »»

June 1, 2016
Statement by the Dairy Processors Association of Canada on World Milk Day

The Dairy Processors Association of Canada (DPAC-ATLC) joins its voice to that of Canadian dairy producers in celebrating World Milk Day.    read more »»

January 7, 2016
New President and CEO for DPAC/ATLC

Ottawa, January 7, 2016. The Board of Directors of the Dairy Processors Association of Canada/Association des Transformateurs Laitiers du Canada (DPAC/ATLC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jacques Lefebvre as the new President and Chief Executive Officer.    read more »»

Dairy Processors Association of Canada

151 Slater Street, Unit 714
Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 5H2
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Areas of Interest

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