Canadian Dairy Commission
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The Canadian Dairy Commission (CDC) employs policy analysts, agricultural economists, financial, marketing and communications specialists and support personnel.                    

Among many activities, their work includes helping industry develop broad dairy policies, assessing the changing demand and production of milk and dairy products, facilitating the pooling of milk revenues and markets, and buying and selling dairy products on the domestice and international markets. CDC employees also manage several programs for the benefit of the dairy and food industries. Staff are led by the CDC’s Chief Executive Officer, who is appointed by the Governor in Council.

The success of the CDC’s services depends largely on its human resources as well as on its pursuit of excellence in the services it offers. The CDC employs approximately 60 employees.

The CDC reports to Canada’s Parliament through the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.