This is dairy, the Canadian way

Responsible, nutritious, and Canadian through and through.

Our values and vision

Simply put, we’re fellow Canadians doing what all Canadians do best: looking after one another. Driven by teamwork, integrity, and passion, we work hard each day to play our part in ensuring all Canadians have a chance to share a healthy, sustainable future.

Building a thriving Canada

We are committed to leading the way with innovative research, providing essential nutritional education, and promoting healthy living. We embrace opportunities to give back to our communities in classrooms, in athletic training centres, and in neighborhoods large and small, diverse and thriving. We look to do the very same things that every good Canadian does, we just do it with the strength of a nation of hands and hearts working in unison – a powerful force for good in everything we do.

Great people make it work

We’re a farmer-funded and farmer-run organization (not a government body), and we represent the interests of the hard-working men and women on almost 10,000 Canadian dairy farms, day in and day out. Indirectly, we also stand with the over 195,000 extended members of the dairy farmer community and workforce from coast to coast.

Who are we? We are dairy farmers. We’re also the dedicated and passionate employees of Dairy Farmers of Canada – policy experts, administrators, health professionals, marketers, researchers, and many more. Most importantly, we are you – because quality, nutritious Canadian dairy is a valuable legacy for all Canadians.

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Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) has been named one of the Top Employers in Canada’s National Capital Region. This annual competition, announced jointly by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers and the Ottawa Citizen, recognizes companies in the Ottawa metropolitan area that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work. The highly competitive designation shines a light on how DFC supports the organization’s employees and attracts top talent. DFC was selected as one of National Capital Region’s Top Employers for 2023 based on a number of variables including staff benefits (competitive compensation and health coverage), maternity/paternity leave, a hybrid work environment, training and professional development, plus other programs to support employee health and wellbeing.

“Beyond our programs, our people managers are committed to creating the conditions, and supporting our employees to do what they do best. This is a distinguishing feature of working at Dairy Farmers of Canada,” said Jacques Lefebvre, CEO of DFC.

To learn more about DFC’s recognition as one of Ottawa’s top employers, please visit

The many reasons to be proud of Canadian dairy

Our commitment to quality goes far beyond the nutritious and delicious milk inside every carton. It extends to everything we do and how we do it. From humane treatment of our animals, to a respect for our environment and steadfast adherence to strict safety policies – no corners cut, no detail too small.

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Animal care

We do everything within our power to ensure that Canada’s dairy cows are some of the world’s happiest and healthiest by applying the highest standards of scientifically-supported sustainable and responsible care.

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We’re dedicated to operating sustainably, reducing our impact, and conserving the beauty of our natural environment, both on the farm and in our home communities. After all, we live here too.

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Food safety

We don’t put anything in our dairy that doesn’t belong there. All Canadian dairy is free of antibiotics and produced without the use of artificial growth hormones.

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We support the work of a large community of health professionals, policy makers, and researchers in providing comprehensive and up-to-date scientific reports on the role of dairy products in nutrition.