Our Story

Who We Are

At CFIN, we fund transformative foodtech projects, stimulate collaboration, and foster a growing community of food and beverage professionals. We’ve built the fastest growing and most engaged food business community in the country and our members come from across the globe, representing all parts of the food value chain.   

What We Do

We connect the Canadian food and beverage ecosystem to new ideas, opportunities, and technologies to increase collaboration and position Canada as a global leader in food innovation.

What We’re Focused On

We have three key strategic pillars -- Smart Product & Process Development; Food Ecosystem Sustainability; and Agile & Safe Supply Chains. If you’re developing a food innovation around any of these three pillars – let us know, we’d love to fund you!

Meet Our Members

We help our members find partners, source equipment, attract customers, and access funding. Learn more about how you can take advantage of our free membership.

An overview of some of CFIN Members in various categories including: Companies, Investors, Government, Incubators & Accelerators, and Academia & Research Centres.

Why Get Involved

In addition to building connections with our rapidly growing membership base, CFIN Members get exclusive access to YODL – a unique online platform to find collaborators, partners and innovation resources – and five Regional Innovation Directors, who are situated across the country and provide our members with boots-on-the-ground support.


Our member-exclusive platform connects you to new contacts, partners, resources, and opportunities to grow your food business.

How To Get Involved

You can become a CFIN member (for free!) in less than five minutes.

Become a CFIN Member and access YODL