Canada Mink Breeders Association (CMBA) is a not-for-profit association formed in 1952. Its member’s area Canadian mink farmers that support the Association through a levy on pelts sold at auction.
The CMBA on behalf of its members provides leadership in research, best farming practices, marketing, and promotion of the interests of the fur farming sector nationally and internationally. Its goal is to ensure the permanent prosperity of the Canadian mink farming industry.
Each year provincial fur breeder associations select delegates to represent their associations at the CMBA Annual Meeting. From these delegates is elected a seven-person Executive Committee. In addition, up to three Directors-at-Large may be elected from individuals that have provided long and distinguished service to the industry. The Executive Committee and Directors-at-Large form the CMBA Board of Directors. The Board of Directors provides oversight for the Association with assistance from an Executive Secretary throughout the year. The Board operates using a committee structure. The committees include: Industry Relations, Governance, Government Liaison, Marketing, Membership and Education, Research,
Code, Finance, and Administration.
CMBA has excellent working relationships with many associations including:
The CMBA assists provincial Associations with educational forums, speakers and financial assistance. The CMBA Annual Meeting rotates through producing provinces providing members with a regular opportunity to connect with their elected representatives.
The CMBA is active with other Canadian livestock producers with membership in the National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC).
Through the development of a strategic plan CMBA has defined its course and direction taking it to 2020.