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General 2019 Future Leaders Canada Program Fisheries Council of Canada (FCC) National Fisheries Institute Seafood Expo North America

Seafood and its sustainability are essential to Canada

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 program, 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 program 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. 

Application Process 

To apply to be a Future Leader of the Canadian seafood community:

  1. Complete the application form in the application package.
  2. Attach a one-page written bio of yourself, your seafood experience, and why you would like to be a Future Leader.
  3. Include tuition payment made payable to National Fisheries Institute.  (Please note there is a 5% surcharge for credit cards.)
  4. The deadline for applications is 29 March 2019.  There will be no refunds after attending the first session.
  5. If you are selected to be in the Future Leaders Canada Class of 2019, you will be notified no later than 3 April 2019.


If you have time at the Seafood Expo North America, join us for an information session on why you should be a part of the inaugural Future Leaders Canada Class of 2019.  During the session FCC President Paul Lansbergen and NFI leadership will describe the program and the value for investment.  RSVP to



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