Conference - CHFA West

CHFA West Conference Information

   February 20 - 21, 2020   |     Open to all CHFA West attendees

Conference sessions are open to all registrants unless identified as Member-Only with the leaf icon. If you are interested in attending one of the Member-Only sessions but aren’t yet a member of CHFA, please contact us today at or call 416.497.6939 / 1 800.661.4510.

CHFA West 2020 is the hub of knowledge in the Natural Health Products and Organic industry. We aim to design an experience where attendees meet their goals and go back to work with inspiration, new ideas and cutting edge information.

Conference Schedule

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10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Retailers Only. CHFA Members and Associates $40 | Non-Members $50
Vancouver Convention Centre, West Building entrance, under the globe

Vancouver is well known for its abundance of healthy shopping opportunities. While in town, join us for a tour of five must-visit stores. From traditional health food stores to larger super centres, we’ll take you on a tour that highlights their unique offerings and share successes that could easily translate to your location. Join host Bruce Cole of CNHR magazine for a full day of exploring, learning and camaraderie. Departing from the Vancouver Convention Centre, West Building, the Retail Bus Tour is a great opportunity to network with fellow retailers as you begin your CHFA West experience.

Registration fee includes lunch.

12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

CHFA Members and Associates Only. $99 (lunch and afternoon break included)
Room 109-110

Join us on Thursday, February 20, 2020 for our afternoon regulatory forum! We will be providing you with updates and information from speakers belonging to various departments and directorates within Health Canada.

Speakers from the Natural and Non-prescription Health Products Directorate will provide information on the current Self-Care products Framework, Plain Language Labelling as well as updates on other timely projects underway within the department. Next, the Food and Drugs Act Liaison Office will address their role regarding natural health products (NHPs).

After the break, we will hear from the Food Directorate about supplemented foods, Health Canada’s Healthy Eating Strategy, and mandate priorities for the regulation of food. To end the afternoon, we will hear from a representative from the Regulatory Operations and Enforcement Branch. This session will focus on the current Compliance Monitoring Project and NHP manufacturing site visit findings, as well as some news from the recent performance NHP testing.

Attend this session to remain current on all of these important topics and find out what might be in store for the industry! As our industry continues to evolve, these sessions are a must-attend for any business in the natural health and food sector.

Please note that topics and speakers are subject to change.

Click here to register for CHFA West. Click here for the draft agenda.

Sponsored by:

  • regulatory forum sponsor- CAPRA
  • regulatory forum sponsor - MCS associates
  •  | Recommended for all registrants wishing to expand their knowledge
  •  | Recommended for personnel working in a retail environment
  •  | Recommended for manufacturers, distributors and business services
  •  | CHFA Member and/or Associate only event, check description for details