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About Us

CHFA, The Voice of the Natural Health Industry in Canada

The Canadian Health Food Association is Canada’s largest trade association dedicated to natural health and organic products. We are the Canadian industry who directly supports the best in healthy eating and living practices. 

Our members include manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers, distributors, and importers of natural health and organic products. These can include foods, vitamin and mineral supplements, herbal products, sports nutrition products, health and beauty aids and more.

The natural health product industry contributes $4 billion, and the organic product industry contributes another $5 billion to the Canadian economy. CHFA is committed to promoting and protecting both.


Our History

Formed in 1964 from a grassroots community of health food pioneers, CHFA now represents over 1,000 member businesses across Canada. We have seen our industry grow every year as more and more Canadians adopt healthy living and eating as part of their daily lives. We are proud supporters of these practices in recognition of the positive impact they have on our health, our environment and in building a long-term sustainable economy.  


Our Vision

“Canadians Achieving Better Health, Naturally”


Our Mission

“We create opportunities for members to thrive, cultivating an innovative industry through advocacy, education and experience.”


Our Values

    • We will collaborate with colleagues to benefit from their expertise and ensure a cohesive approach;
    • We will conduct ourselves in a professional manner at all times;
    • We believe that respect is the cornerstone of our Association;
    • We will act with integrity and honesty in all areas of our work;
    • We will be supportive towards all employees, members and stake holders.