An award-winning online community, exclusively for CFIN members.

What is YODL?

YODL is our member-exclusive innovation playground that connects food professionals to unique insights, resources, and partners.  

Through YODL, our members can access self-serve tools to quickly solve their R&D problems including finding co-packers, suppliers, consultants, lab spaces, job postings, and other relevant resources that break down innovation roadblocks. 

Also, if you want to stay on top of what’s happening in the food sector, YODL offers original content – including videos, interviews, infographics, and articles – touching on all things food innovation.

Through YODL, our members can access self-serve tools to quickly solve their R&D problems.

Key Features 

Active Discussions

  • Look to your right to get a sample of some of the conversations happening on YODL. New discussions are started each day from members across the globe.
  • Open Forum – where our members share articles, ask questions, start engaging discussions, and post valuable resources 

  • Food Innovator Career Hub – a one-stop-shop for anyone who is interested in a career in foodtech or is actively seeking talented employees for their food business.

Find Contacts

  • Once you sign into YODL, you’ll be able to search through CFIN’s extensive member database. This is a great way to find relevant contacts and partners.

Food Innovation Content

  • An extensive back catalogue of interviews, infographics, explainers, and articles on all things food innovation.

Funding Finder

  • Let’s you search and apply for curated funding opportunities across the country

Resource Finder

  • Lets you quickly and easily search for Canadian resources to grow your food business

When CFIN conducted focus groups in 2020, we received a loud and clear message from food professionals -- finding innovation resources and collaboration partners was too difficult. YODL is our solution to this challenge and our way of bringing Canada’s vast and diverse food sector together under one (digital) roof. 

Become a CFIN Member and access YODL


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