Members

Well-established among the front runners of the Canadian dairy industry, Agropur draws its strength from solidarity. Its 3,348 member dairy producers form the main links of an impressive network, that extends into 16 regions throughout Quebec, Ontario, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador. Sustained by a team of approximately 700 facilitators and nine cooperative advisors, this network allows Agropur to sound out its environment on a daily basis.

DEMOCRATIC STRUCTURE

3,348 members
Status: owners
1 member = 1 vote

Consultation

  • Facilitators (1 per 5 members)
  • Named by the Solidarity Committee
  • Promote the mutual exchange of information between members and management
  • Set up in 1949
  • Coordinated by the Solidarity Committee

Decision-making

  • 16 directors (1 per administrative region): Elected by the delegates at the general meeting for a 3-year mandate
  • 2 guest members of the Board of Directors and of the Audit Committee
  • 336 delegates (1 per 10 members): Elected by the members at the annual regional meetings

Information

  • Facilitators
  • Inter.Com newsletter
  • Inter.Com Express
  • Extranet for members
  • Cooperative advisors
  • Local meetings

Training

  • Future members (young farmers)
  • New members
  • Milk quality
The strength of communication
Members 3,348
Facilitators 355
Facilitators-delegates 357
Young facilitators 123
Young Cooperative Leaders Program - Level 1 16
Young Cooperative Leaders Program - Level 2 10
Administrative regions 16
Fiscal 2013
Meetings of the Board of Directors 13
Meetings of the Solidarity Committee1 6
Facilitators' meetings2 40
Annual meeting 1
Regional meetings3 23
Annual general and special meeting 1

1Focus: associative life.
2Held regionally (April, September). Include a semi-annual summer meeting (June) for all facilitators.
3Sometimes more than one meeting in larger regions.