Resignation of DFC Executive Director

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It is with a mix of sadness for her departure and gratitude for her efforts that the Board of Directors of Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) announced on June 27th that its Executive Director, Caroline Emond, has decided to step down effective July 4, 2017, from the Ottawa, Ont., based organization.

Since January 2015, Ms. Emond has played a critical role in several transformational files. Ms. Emond has successfully led Canadian dairy producers to reach an historic agreement in principle with dairy processors. She revamped the organization’s look and feel with the launch of the new visual identity and revised the organization mission, vision and values to bring DFC into the 21st century. She worked with Saskatchewan, Alberta and Manitoba marketing teams to create additional synergies to ensure a better cohesion with these organizations. She also helped minimize the impacts of the TPP on dairy farmers.

In light of her many accomplishments, she has decided to move on.

“Caroline has brought a breath of fresh air to DFC. We are grateful for her legacy, which will contribute to a bright future for the dairy industry. She was instrumental in one of the most challenging times in the history of Canada’s dairy industry,” said Wally Smith, president of Dairy Farmers of Canada. “We sincerely thank Caroline for her contribution to Dairy Farmers of Canada and to the Canadian dairy industry. She has shown to be a well-respected lobbyist and a dedicated leader. We wish her the best for her future projects.”

Over the next few months, DFC will be conducting a search to find the new Executive Director.