The agriculture and food industry is filled with passionate and innovative people. But it faces some big challenges – including a growing labour shortage. With a projected 123,000 positions that could go unfilled in the next decade, it is desperately clear that we need more people to choose careers in agri-food.

Since 2013, CABEF has awarded $160,000 in scholarships to 64 deserving young people. These $2,500 scholarships empower young leaders to complete their agri-food studies with financial security and find their place in a rewarding career. CABEF is eager to expand our reach and continue supporting the future of Canadian agriculture for decades to come.

Therefore, we are launching the Champions of CABEF campaign. This large-scale fundraiser has a lofty goal of raising $250,000 by the end of 2025. We are looking for champions who will commit to support youth leaders and the future of the agri-food industry. Each Champion of CABEF donation directly supports scholarships for Canadian students.

This is a critical time in our organization’s history, and we need your support to make our vision a reality. With your help, we can expand our scholarship offerings to ensure that even more deserving students can launch into their agricultural career with a bit more financial security.  If you are interested in becoming a Champion of CABEF, please reach out to Mary Thornley