BCAC COMMITTEES – BCAC

Our Committees

BC Agriculture Council uses committees to develop and advocate on our member's interests that are critical to agriculture in British Columbia. Our Committees and Working Groups members are appointed based on their expertise and interests. Committees and Working Groups meet a number of times throughout each year and whenever an issue requires.



BC Young Farmers

BC Young Farmers (BCYF) is a committee of BCAC that provides opportunities for networking and professional development. BCYF enables young farmers to connect with agriculture and agri-food professionals throughout the value chain, including business management seminars and important resources that encompass tax and succession planning, access to R&D funding programs, and marketing.


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Water Working Group

The BCAC Water Working Group is a joint committee between BCAC and the BC Ministry of Agriculture and an ad hoc committee currently providing agricultural representation during the Water Act modernization process. The Working Group ensures that BC’s food-producing sectors remain on radar during the review and development of new legislation, Water Sustainability Act, which may influence how water resources are managed throughout the province.

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Labour Committee

Workers are the agriculture sector's most valuable asset and it requires secure access to employees and employment programs to succeed. The Labour Committee oversees the policies and issues related to human resources and skills development. We believe that all workers operate in a safe environment and that their rights are respected and promoted.

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Climate Action Advisory Committee

The Climate Action Advisory Committee was formed jointly with the BCAC and Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC to establish the Climate Action Initiative which enables a pan-agriculture approach to identifying and analyzing the impacts of climate change and climate action public policy on the agriculture and food processing sectors.


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Provincial Risk Management Advisory Committee

The Provincial Risk Management Advisory Committee is a joint committee between BCAC and the BC Ministry of Agriculture that advises and provides direction to the BC Ministry of Agriculture (AGRI) on the safety net program policy. The BCAC recommends the representation to the National Advisory Committees (Safety Nets and the Canadian Agricultural Income Stabilization Program) from the Provincial Risk Management Advisory Committee, the appointments of which require approval by the federal Minister of Agriculture.

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The Finance Committee

The Finance Committee is responsible for overseeing the integrity of the BCAC financial statements and internal audit process, and compliance to legal and regulatory requirements. The Committee advises the BCAC Board of Directors and provides recommendations that ensure that its operations and financial risk management controls are established and implemented.

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