As an independent, non-partisan policy catalyst, CAPI brings insight, evidence and balance to emerging issues.
We provide a neutral place to hold dialogues and generate perspectives among leaders across the food system.
The CAPI Charter
The Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI) is an independent, unbiased policy forum dedicated to the success of Canada's agriculture and agri-food sector. CAPI identifies emerging issues, promotes dialogue, presents new possibilities and advances alternative solutions in consultation with stakeholders across the diverse agriculture and agri-food value chain, with the help of academia, research institutes, governments and other sectors in Canada. CAPI is a catalyst.
Established as a not-for-profit corporation in 2004 by the federal government, CAPI is guided by a diverse Board of Directors and an Advisory Committee. Its offices are located in Ottawa.
By taking a longer-term perspective, CAPI fulfills its work according to its objectives and purpose. Its Charter indicates that CAPI will:
- Provide independent, unbiased and credible input to the Canadian agricultural policy debate and policy development process.
- Function as an agricultural policy forum focused on promoting dialogue between industry stakeholders, the policy research community and the federal and provincial governments by:
- gathering intelligence and sharing results;
- identifying emerging issues in the agricultural sector that should be coordinated and addressed on a national basis;
- bringing together a wide range of expertise and new voices to examine existing and emerging issues in the agricultural sector;
- discussing alternative solutions to issues before they become polarized;
- providing balance when polarization within the agricultural sector is unavoidable; and
- providing advice and a third-party perspective when agricultural policy decisions are made.