Associate Membership

Equipping and enabling independent and franchised grocers for sustainable success.

An Associate Membership is for any firm supplying products or services to independent and franchised grocery retailers in Canada.

Annual Fee Schedule

Associate membership is pro-rated starting August to December 31.
$999.00 plus applicable taxes


Associate Membership Benefits

Join Canada’s growing number of manufacturers, suppliers and service providers who support the unique interests of Canada’s Independent Grocer community by becoming a CFIG Associate Member today!

Government and Industry relations

ongoing and up-to-date information on issues
affecting the grocer industry, plus assistance in
explaining the impact on your business.

Staff Perk Programs

CFIG is proud to partner with Perkopolis to offer
our members and their employees never-ending perks
on shopping, travel, gas and more.

Esso/Mobil Fleet Discounts

CFIG has partnered with Esso to offer a Mobil
Fleet Discount to our members, putting
money back in their pockets.

Free Admittance

(6 free passes) to our two “must attend” trade shows and reduced rates
to our conferences; Grocery & Specialty Food Show West (GSFW)
and Grocery Innovations Canada (GIC).

Scholarship Program

scholarship opportunities available to CFIG members. –

Sponsorship opportunities

increase your presence through events and retailer
in-store merchandising programs.

Your company website

will be linked with our CFIG website  —

Preferred Exhibitor Rate

receive discounted exhibitor rates for being
an Associate Member.

Scholarship Award

This year, five scholarships totaling $28,000 are handed out to deserving students across Canada.


National Essay Scholarship

Winner invited to annual Independent Grocer of the Year Gala
in Toronto.

Four Regional Essay Scholarships
$3,250 each
Awards breakdown
2: university/college (East & West region)
2: high school (East & West region)

Sponsorship Benefits

For more information on Sponsorship Benefits and Opportunities, please contact Joe Sawaged – Director of Member Services & Industry Relations by phone or email at (416) 587-0537,

Associate Members’ Council

Co-operation and communication between supplier and retailer have become increasingly important in grocery retail. CFIG’s Associate Members’ Council (AMC) has in turn become more integral to the direction of the federation as a whole. The Associate Members’ Council is a group of senior executives representing a variety of Canadian grocery product companies. The AMC meets quarterly, and provides professional guidance to the Board of Directors on industry news and trends.

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