Ag retailers, suppliers, and media unite to gather, learn, and become a powerful voice for world-class agriculture production.

Explore Membership Types

Membership means you have one less thing to worry about. You can count on us to let you know the regulatory, compliance, and advocacy information you need to know and contact you when you should get involved.

Membership

Retailer

$750 / year
Membership

Supplier

$1,395 / year
Membership

Media

$585 / year

Education – Free Membership
Email us to see if your College, University or Training Institution qualifies for a free membership with CAAR.

farmers discussing agriculture membership

Why join CAAR

  • Access to continuing education to maintain your status as a trusted resource

  • Networking opportunities at the annual CAAR Conference and through our committees

  • Stay up-to-date with news, trends, and regulations with our CAAR Network e-newsletter delivered twice a month to your inbox

  • A direct line to our team to share your concerns

What CAAR does

  • Advocates on behalf of the business of ag retail

  • Educates your employees, customers, government and the public on regulations, safety and security standards

  • Ensures the long-term environmental, economic, and social sustainability of the ag retail industry by supporting best management practices and transparency

agriculture membership sign up
agriculture membership networking in field

Our members

  • Stand behind the science of agriculture and support innovations that lead to positive impacts on the agriculture industry

  • Support programs that encourage education, discussion, and a clear understanding of Canadian agriculture

  • Contribute to and share the achievements of the Canadian agriculture industry

CAAR Perks

It pays to be a CAAR member!
Membership in CAAR is a wise investment, as our CAAR Perk$ Program more than offsets the cost of annual dues.

As a member, you can access exclusive discounts on various products and services, saving you hundreds or thousands of dollars annually. Notably, our partnership with Group Benefits Consulting of Canada offers members unique benefits like affordable health and pension plans for their employees.

To start maximizing your savings on essential everyday services—from telecommunications and shipping to digital media and insurance—contact our CAAR Perk$ partners today.

AED Advantage logo

AED Advantage prioritizes the safety of staff, customers, and communities, recognizing the challenges faced in remote locations and demanding industries.

With a strong foundation in Saskatoon and over 15 years of experience, AED Advantage has earned the trust of over 4000 organizations, including notable names like the University of Saskatchewan, Husky Energy, Mosaic, and Staples Canada.

Act promptly to secure your workplace, vehicles, and facilities with the AED Advantage/CAAR Perk$ Program.

  • Enjoy a 15% discount and complimentary shipping on AED purchases.
  • Stay ahead with our monthly reminder emails, ensuring regular device checks, and receive notifications 90, 60, and 30 days before pad and battery expiry.
  • Take advantage of our AED Trade-In Program, offering CAAR Members a $250.00 credit towards a new device when replacing old ones.

For personalized assistance, contact info@aedadvantage.ca or call (888) 653-5028 to speak with an AED specialist.

Ready to save today?

Canada Life Assurance Company logo

Group Benefits Consulting of Canada (GBCC) is your one-stop shop for insurance products and business solutions that will secure your organization’s future. Working with CAAR members, GBCC offers comprehensive programs that will provide savings now and coverage when needed.

CAAR members have access to competitive and cost-effective programs through GBCC. Take the first step towards a secure agri-retail operation and a smooth financial future. Contact GBCC today for a free assessment and quote. It costs nothing to consider Group Benefits, but it may save you considerably.

Programs and services that are included and/or available by participating in the CAAR Group Program include:

  • Benefit Consulting Services
  • Cost Plus (Private Health Services Plan)
  • Independent Benefit Reviews
  • Out-Of-Country Travel Insurance
  • Best Doctors®
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Plans (EAP)
  • Retiree Employee Benefit Coverage
  • Executive Medicals
  • US Employees Coverage
  • Preferred Pharmacy Providers
  • Alliance Pharmacy Group
  • Loblaws/Superstore
Farms.com logo

When they advertise for the first time with Farms.com, CAAR members can enjoy an exclusive 15% discount on a range of services to boost their marketing efforts. These services include:

  • Digital banner advertising across the Farms.com network of sites
  • Banner advertising featured in Farms.com newsletters
  • A Social Media Promotion Package

With Farms.com welcoming 25,000 daily visitors, this is a prime opportunity to connect with farmers. For more details and to take advantage of this offer, please contact Andrew Bawden at (877) 438-5729 ext. 5030.

Ready to save today?

Humaniqa logo

In partnership with Group Benefits Consulting of Canada Inc., Humaniqa is a comprehensive tool that supports explicitly small to medium organizations in managing their HR functions. It includes unlimited 24/7 access to information and a robust database that features:

  • A Library of Human Resource Templates
  • Up-to-date employment labour legislation
  • Secure online storage of HR documents
  • Human Resource Audit & Employee Handbook Tool
  • Management, Health and Safety Training

CAAR members can access Humaniqa at a negotiated price of $100 annually, down from the regular price of $475 annually. To enroll, contact the CAAR Office or download this form.

Left Field Commodity Research logo

LeftField conducts market analysis on 16 Canadian grains, oilseeds, particular crops, and subclasses of crops weeklyweekly. Three comprehensive weekly reports (Special Crop Letter, Canola & Soy Letter, and Small Grains Letter) are then distilled into a fourth weekly report, the Farm Market Letter.

LeftField will extend an offer for CAAR members to provide LeftField services at a significant discount to their clients/customers. The offer includes:

  • A co-branded version of the weekly LeftField Farm Market Letter, subject to mutual agreement, with the member’s logo in the header.
  • The opportunity for CAAR members to include a brief message to their customer base in weekly emails.
  • LeftField would distribute the reports and manage the email lists. LeftField would not use the customer’s email information for any other communication.
  • Discounted rates for market presentations at member events.

For more information on this special offer for CAAR members, please get in touch with LeftField Commodity Research Inc. at (204) 949-1726 or email chuck@leftfieldcr.com

Ready to save today?

Purolator logo

As Canada’s leading freight and parcel solutions provider, Purolator will help you deliver and ensure customer satisfaction.

CAAR Members who sign up for this exclusive Purolator program are eligible for discounts on shipping within Canada and the US or international destinations to meet the needs of their business and customers:

  • Purolator Express ® Services
  • Purolator Ground ®
  • Purolator Freight ®
  • Purolator International ®

Call Chad Irwin at 204-779-1200 ext. 2291 and identify as a CAAR member, or email cirwin@purolator.com to enroll your account in the discount plan. Once your account is approved, your discounts will be applied automatically.

Two Grey Suits logo

TwoGreySuits and CAAR are pleased to offer a program service that helps you hire, manage, engage, and retain employees professionally. This online one-stop shop caters to the HR needs of organizations in Canada and the USA, with licensed 1800+ pages of downloadable HR documents, online employee engagement management training, and a 24/7 hotline for various organizations in various industries.

The HR Power Centre focuses on six key modules:

  • HR Basics
  • Recruitment
  • Performance Management
  • Pay and Benefits
  • Risk Management
  • Administration

Click here to learn more about the TwoGreySuits HR Power Centre and HR Hotline.

Ready to save today?

Westcan Advanced Communications Solutions logo

CAAR members can lower telecommunications costs with the CAAR group program through Westcan. Save every day on your:

  • Office long distance: only 3.9 cents per minute in Canada and the US.
  • Cellular long distance: any carrier, 8 cents per minute
  • Office phone rentals: 19 calling features and free long-distance
  • Preferred rates on conference calls
  • Free bill analysis that could save you hundreds of dollars per year
Western Financial Group logo

Western Financial Group is a proud provider of a specialized insurance program for “Crop Inputs Dealers” and “Custom Application” across Canada.
The Crop Inputs Insurance Program is exclusively designed for businesses within the Agricultural Inputs industry:

  • Spray Drift and Misapplication
  • Risk Management and Loss Prevention
  • Pollution/Environmental Coverage
  • Seedsmen’s Errors and Omissions
  • Unique “Protected Self Insurance”
  • Crop Damage
  • Fully AWSA Compliant
  • Business Interruption Coverage

Ready to save today?

Always looking for additional benefits

The CAAR Membership Value Committee always seeks other discount packages to enhance your membership. If you have suggestions for new CAAR Perk$ Partners, please contact Maikka Manacsa, Administrative Operations Manager, at maikka@caar.org or 204-989-9304.

Disclaimer: All offers are subject to change without notice. Service provider contracts and policies will govern.

farmer joined agriculture organization
CAAR Membership

Empowering ag retailers

Building a strong ag retail community one member at a time.