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The Baking Association of Canada (BAC) is Canadian national baking industry association governed by the members. Volunteers are elected from member companies and serve nationally on the Association's Board of Directors and various Committees. Members also are elected to manage BAC's provincial Chapters. Additionally, BAC has full time staff and office based in Mississauga, (Toronto) Ontario to manage the Association's day to day affairs.

Our Mission Statement
To empower our members in providing nutritious and delicious baked goods to consumers in Canada and around the world through leading public policy, knowledge transfer and networking.


Chair Tom Mattes Del's Pastry Toronto, ON
Secretary Treasurer Louis Bontorin Calgary Italian Bakery Calgary, AB
Past Chair Glenn Wilde Harvest Bakery Winnipeg, MB
President & CEO Paul Hetherington Baking Association of Canada Mississauga, ON
Directors Martin Barnett Seraphina's Oven Ladysmith, BC
Dominique Bohec La Petite Bretonne Blainville, QC
  Michel Dion Lallemand Montreal, QC
Denise Eddy Coleman Foods St. John's, NL
  Dimitri Fraeys Le Conseil de Boulangerie Qu├ębec (CBQ) Granby, QC
Arthur Gunn Gunn's Bakery Winnipeg, MB
  Blair Hyslop Mrs. Dunster's Sussex, NB
  Derek Mantha Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. Vaughan, ON
  Carla Marett Weston Foods Toronto, ON
Christian Mitzel The Chefs' Warehouse Vancouver, BC
  Dan Peroff Olympic Wholesale Co. Ltd. Ajax, ON
  Teresa Schoonings Bimbo Canada Etobicoke, ON

BAC Chapter Chairs

British Columbia Tess Mitchell IMCDA Delta, BC
Alberta Pete Plaizier The Good Oven Edmonton, AB
Ontario Dan Peroff Olympic Wholesale Co. Ltd Ajax, ON
Atlantic Canada Mike Raftus Ardent Mills Dartmouth, NS

BAC Staff

Paul Hetherington President & CEO
Ahmed Mutaher Director, Business Development - Events & Exhibitions
Gillian Blakey Member & Events Administrator
Janice Fendley Trade Show Manager
Johanne Trudeau Director, Food and Nutrition Policy
To contact BAC staff please email

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