Suppliers of natural health products and/or organics, where these products are destined for distribution through retail stores or via the internet. Subsidiaries/divisions of parent company are accorded all CHFA member benefits, but no individual voting privileges. The parent company is entitled to one vote.
A company who meets the requirements for “Supplier” membership and is joining CHFA for the first-time. First Year Supplier membership is only available once.
A verifiable retail (physical) store stocked with 50% or more of natural health products and/or organics, and which does not sell tobacco products. Secondary stores that are corporately owned are accorded all CHFA member benefits, but no individual voting privileges. The corporate head office is entitled to one vote. Franchise stores must apply separately for membership, if independently incorporated, to receive all CHFA member benefits.
First Year Retailer
Stores who meet the requirements for “Retailer” membership, either not yet opened or in their first year of business and joining the CHFA for the first-time. First Year Retailer membership is only available once.
Those who do not qualify for membership as either a Supplier or Retailer, but are interested in furthering the objectives of the Association. This includes:
Clinics, Gyms and Spas
Natural health products, supplements and foods are sold as a compliment to the principal business.
Health practitioners selling natural health products and supplements as part of their principal business (i.e. Chinese, traditional, and herbal medicines, ND, MD, trainers). Practitioners are requested to provide a copy of their credentials. This membership is personal and not intended for clinics.
Individual consultants and firms providing regulatory expertise and testing services to the natural products industry.
Associate Retail - Stores
A retail store stocked with less than 50% of natural health products and/or organics that sells to consumers, or a company selling only directly to consumers via the internet. Secondary stores are accorded all CHFA member benefits. Fees are based on total annual sales of entire organization, including secondary stores. Franchise stores must apply separately for membership, if independently incorporated, to receive all CHFA member benefits.
B2B Vendors to NHP Industry
Suppliers of services to CHFA member retailers and suppliers. These firms do not supply natural products or foods (i.e. shipping, labels, retail accessories/equipment, etc.).
Natural products, food or food service print, and electronic media.
Farmer, Grower, Producer Co-operative
Primary agriculture producer (or producers linked in one marketing unit) joining as a representative of a farm or a co-operative.
Natural products relevant not-for-profit organizations including: association memberships (for head office, not individual members), school faculty (not students), and government (at ministry or agency level).