Canadian Dairy Commission
The Canadian Dairy Commission offers a framework for managing Canada’s dairy industry, a shared federal and provincial responsibility. It serves as a facilitator and intervener in forums that influence Canada’s dairy policy. The Commission administers the dairy production control mechanism to avoid production shortages or surpluses. It also has the mandate to provide a fair return to efficient producers of milk.
- Apply here for the Chairperson position, Canadian Dairy Commission by May 26th, 2021.
- Apply here for the Chief Executive Officer position, Canadian Dairy Commission by June 30th, 2021.
Services and information
In the dairy sector, the balance between supply and demand presupposes a balance between the production of all dairy farms and domestic consumption of dairy products. National farm production is controlled by means of quotas.
The pooling of revenues from milk sales enables producers to receive an average price per hectolitre or per kilogram of components, based on total sales.
In Canada, milk is sold to processors according to a harmonized milk classification system. The price of milk sold to processors varies according to its end use.
The Total Quota is the national milk production target for Canada. On behalf of the industry, the Canadian Dairy Commission calculates the Total Quota on a monthly basis, according to a method set by the Canadian Milk Supply Management Committee.
Show more services and information
The Commission provides a framework for managing Canada’s dairy industry, a shared federal and provincial responsibility. It serves as a facilitator and intervener in forums that influence Canada’s dairy policy, and coordinates federal and provincial dairy policies.
Canadian Dairy Commission
960 Carling Avenue
Central Experimental Farm, Building 55
Ottawa ON K1A 0Z2
Telephone : 613-792-2000
What we do
- Workforce Development Initiative
- Special Milk Class Permit Program
- Matching Investment Fund
- Dairy Innovation Program
Planning and reporting
- Corporate plan summary
- Annual reports
- Quarterly financial reports
- Requests completed under the Access to Information Act
Information about the organization
About the Canadian Dairy Commission
Please follow the link to access the members’ site.
The Canadian Dairy Commission offers this online Orientation Session to anyone with an interest in the workings of the Canadian milk supply management system.
MILKingredients.ca is a comprehensive online information centre dedicated to dairy product manufacturers, distributors, and food processors.
- Modified on: