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MFPA Phone Numbers 

To contact MFPA staff, dial
our office number, followed by the
staff member's extension number
listed below. Please update your
contact information accordingly.

Office #: 204-982-MFPA (6372)

Ext. 101 - Caroline Wiley,
Executive Assistant
Ext. 102 - Dave Shambrock,
Executive Director
Ext. 104 - Linda MacDiarmid,
Acting Program Manager,
Industry Training & Development
Ext. 105 - Carly McGregor,
Marketing & Communications Coordinator, MFPA & Buy Manitoba 
Ext. 106 - Jennifer Strath,
Program Manager, Buy Manitoba
Ext. 108 - Val Fehr,
Human Resource Leader, Industry Training & Development

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Holiday Reception and Trade Show

On Thursday, December 4, we hosted the MFPA Holiday Reception at the Pinnacle Club in Investors Group Field!  The evening was very well received with almost 500 attendees sampling a huge range of MFPA member products. Chef Paul did a great job showcasing our members products in the Manitoba Made Buffet!

Thank you to all our sponsors, trade show exhibitors, and buffet contributors for helping to make the evening a success!


Registration for the Manitoba Taste Awards

On Wednesday, February 25, 2015, we will be celebrating Manitoba's food industry with the MFPA's new awards program!  Please click here  for more information and to register for this event that will honour the entrepreneurial achievements, innovative development and growth of our member companies.

Deadline for nominations for the Manitoba Taste Awards is December 12.  Get your nominations in today!

Is there a company, person or product that you believe deserves recognition? If so, please nominate them for an award in any of the categories listed below.

Please note that there have been changes to the MFPA's award program this year and we look forward to honouring even more aspects of this dynamic industry.

Employer of the Year
Outstanding Employee Award
Outstanding Service Award
Best New Products
Rising Star Award
Innovation Award

And for the first time, three awards to be voted on by consumers!
Local Favourites Awards

Click here for more information, and don't forget to cast your nominations by Friday, December 12th!


Who We Are

The Manitoba Food Processors Association (MFPA) is a non-profit, industry-run organization that promotes Manitoba Made food products to local and international markets.

The Association serves more than 260 member companies; ranging from small, start-up operations to large multi-national companies.

Manitoba growers, processors, marketing boards, government agencies, retailers, and industry suppliers of goods and services all enjoy the benefits of an MFPA membership.

Click here to read more.

To inquire about becoming a member please contact MFPA at 204-982-6372



is our trademarked logo. Members benefit from the Manitoba Made brand identity in two ways:  

First, our consumer research shows that Manitobans want to purchase products that are identified as being made in Manitoba.

Second, each member benefits from increased recognition of MANITOBA MADE through the advertising and promotions of all members.

The Winners of The 2013 Industry Excellence Awards


  • Employer of the Year – Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods & Oils
  • Supplier of the Year – Sandra Carson, PackEdge Designs
  • Best New Product (Large Business) – Granny’s Poultry, Omega 3 Turkey Breast
  • Best New Product (Small Business) – Red Millet Whole Flour, Millet King Foods of Canada Inc. and Organic Quick Cooking Barley, Progressive Foods Inc.
  • Company of the Year – Salisbury House Restaurants
  • President’s Award – Hermann Grauer, Nature’s Farm

This year a special award for Outstanding Achievement was presented to Mark Zachanowich of Peak of the Market, an individual who demonstrates leadership and excellence, and inspires others to perform at their best.

Buy Manitoba - A new program promoting local fresh and processed foods at retailers has launched. Visit the buymanitobafoods.ca to learn more and find out how you can be involved!