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Future Leaders Canada



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In partnership with National Fisheries Institute 

The Fisheries Council of Canada (FCC) is pleased to announce an exciting new opportunity — the 2019 Future Leaders Canada Program.  FCC will sponsor this new programme, with support from the National Fisheries Institute. 

Seafood and its sustainability are essential to Canada.  80,000 Canadians earn their living directly from fishing and fishing-related activities.  The Future Leaders Canada curriculum will help develop the emerging leaders in the Canadian seafood industry through networking, programming and unique experiences along the supply chain. 

The programme consists of three three-day sessions, from May through August, with graduation taking place at the Fisheries Council of Canada Annual Meeting in October.  Each FCC Future Leaders Canada session is designed to enhance industry knowledge and leadership skills in the areas of government relations, production, sales, marketing and the seafood community broadly.  The Future Leaders Canada participants will visit Ottawa, ON, Chicago, IL, and St. Andrews, NB.   

What a Future Leader Should Expect 

The Canadian seafood industry is diverse in geography, in harvest type, and in size of company.  This program seeks to expose Future Leaders participants to the various aspects of the seafood industry, and allow ample opportunities for networking with classmates.  In addition to facility tours, each class is shown several one-of-a-kind experiences on Parliament Hill and with retailers and restaurants (their customers’ customers).  Be prepared for a challenging and rewarding experience with a full and engaging agenda. 

What is Expected of a Future Leader 

A Future Leader should conduct themselves professionally and with integrity at all times when traveling, including after-hours social outings.  Participants are held to the highest standards and are expected to treat each other and all others with respect and consideration.  A successful Future Leader will be prepared, on-time, and professional throughout each session.  


FCC Members will invest $3,940 CAD in their future leadership.  The investment fee for non-FCC Members is $5,940 CAD.  The tuition includes all sessions.  Participants are responsible for hotel, travel, and some meal expenses. 

The 2019 Inaugural Program

The links below provide more information on the 2019 inaugural program.

Program information

Session 1 highlights video

Session 2 highlights video

Session 3 highlights video

Companies in the sector are encouraged to plan for participating in 2020!  Registration will open in January 2020.