True North Free Trade Forum 2022:
Continuing an all-Canadian recovery

The Ontario Government - in partnership with Canadian provinces and territories - is proud to host the True North Free Trade Forum 2022 where hundreds of companies and attendees will exchange ideas and explore new business opportunities in interprovincial trade.

Aimed at strengthening business ties across Canada to support economic recovery, the virtual True North Free Trade Forum 2022 will look at the challenges and opportunities presented by COVID-19, as well as how increasing pan-Canadian trade could add up to $84 billion to Canada’s GDP.

The 2022 bilingual Forum will bring together businesses in the Food and Beverage and Information Technology sectors across the country. Topics such as food processing, cybersecurity and IT solutions will be featured, and digital privacy and data protection issues will also be addressed.

The Forum will include:

  • A half-day of content in English and French on interprovincial/territorial trade and current, local market conditions
  • Sessions that highlight latest industry trends, business insights and opportunities from targeted regional markets across Canada
  • A curated and flexible business-to-business matchmaking event, taking place April 6-8 that will facilitate business connections between suppliers and key buyers from across Canada with specified sourcing needs
  • Networking opportunities amongst Canadian companies and stakeholders for potential partnership and collaboration opportunities
Ontario looks forward to welcoming businesses from across Canada to the second True North Free Trade Forum. Last year’s participants underscored the need for innovative pan-Canadian solutions to ensure Canada’s supply chains remain competitive. A strong and resilient economy relies on an open and predictable trade environment so supplies and services can get to where they are needed, when they are needed. Join us as we unlock our potential, create new opportunities and forge new partnerships.

Vic Fedeli
Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade

Each day, Ontario’s food and beverage processors produce some of the best goods in the world and our government proudly supports opportunities to showcase these products to the rest of the country. Through this Forum, Ontario’s food industry will have the opportunity to increase domestic trade and grow the economy. A strong and robust agri-food sector is a driving force for our economic recovery, as we know the hard work from our farmers, processors, producers and retailers is helping to strengthen the province.

Lisa Thompson
Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

2021 Forum Highlights

786 Participants

302 Virtual B2B Meetings in the Energy, Argifood and Life Sciences Sectors

21 Anchor Companies

$1.1M+ Anticipated Interprovincial Sales


50Networking Meetings For Other Sectors

11,000Messages Exchanged

93%Profiles viewed through online platform

Anchor Buyer Organizations

Food and Beverage

Farm Boy logo
Freson Market Limited logo
Italian Centre Shop logo
Jonluca Enterprises logo
Longos logo
Metro logo
Sobeys logo
Tree of Life logo
Whole Foods Market Canada logo


3M logo
Blackberry QNX logo
Amplify-Loblaw logo
Hydro-Quebec logo
Port of Halifax / The PIER logo
Prelco logo
Royal Bank of Canada logo
Telesat logo

In Partnership with


Please note that a company or individual's participation as a vendor or buyer at the virtual True North Free Trade Forum (the "Forum") does not indicate an endorsement by the Ontario government nor by its government partners in other Canadian provinces and territories (the "Event Organizers"). The Event Organizers have not verified the truth or lawfulness of any statements or practices by vendors or buyers, and bear no responsibility for any financial or other loss stemming from their participation in the Forum. The Event Organizers receive no financial gain from the Forum or related activities.