Our Mission

The Canadian Ornamental Horticulture Alliance (COHA) is the national voice for the largest and most significant sector of horticulture in Canada. COHA is a strategic alliance of three broadbased organizations: the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association, the Fédération Interdisciplinaire de l’Horticulture Ornementale du Québec and Flowers Canada Growers. These three organizations work together through COHA to coordinate industry action, contribute to effective public policy and speak with one voice on issues of concern to the sector as a whole. The partner organizations believe that by acting together they can have greater impact and use resources more effectively than when acting alone.

Our Vision

COHA will be recognized and respected by governments and consumers as the national voice for Canadian ornamental horticultural producers, service providers and stakeholders in the value chain. COHA will contribute to effective public policy and coordinated industry action that together position the sector for sustainable and profitable growth and a positive public image. We will promote greater use of Canadian ornamental horticultural products and services in Canada and around the world to solve environmental and economic challenges proactively and positively. COHA will provide leadership to the sector: by encouraging investment in research and innovation that leads to profitable gains in the global market; by ensuring the availability of skilled managers, scientists, designers and workers so that the sector can flourish and grow; and by encouraging the adoption of new technologies that increase productivity and quality. COHA will promote the highest standards of product and service quality and responsible production practices — standards that embrace sound environmental stewardship.

COHA Announces New President

November 9, 2017 – For immediate release

The Canadian Ornamental Horticulture Alliance (COHA) announced that the Board has elected Christian Brunet as President for a two year term.

Christian has served on the COHA Board since 2015. A graduate of the St-Hyacinte Agri-Food Institute with a Horticultural Technician degree, Christian is currently the Vice President of a Quebec-based company that specializes in horticultural irrigation and landscape lighting. Christian is also the president of the Fédération interdisciplinaire de l’horticulture ornementale du Québec (FIHOQ).

Christian expressed his goal for the Alliance, ‘Together COHA will work to advance the interests of the entire value chain for ornamental horticulture across Canada. In the year ahead, we will work to ensure that the importance of our sector to Canada’s economy is well documented and communicated.”  Christian thanked outgoing President Michael Murray for his service to COHA and his dedication to moving the sector forward.

The Canadian Ornamental Horticulture Alliance (COHA) is the national voice for the largest and most significant sector of horticulture in Canada. COHA is a strategic alliance of three broad-based organizations: the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association, the Fédération interdisciplinaire de l’horticulture ornementale du Québec and Flowers Canada Growers. These three organizations work together through COHA to coordinate industry action, contribute to effective public policy and speak with one voice on issues of concern to the sector as a whole. The partner organizations act together to have greater impact and use resources more effectively than when acting alone.

Christian Brunet, President, COHA at 418.655.8233 ext 1 or cbrunet@hydralis.ca

2017-11-01 Media Release

2017 Board of Directors

President
Christian Brunet (Hydralis Inc.)

Vice-President
David Captein (Blue Magic Greenhouses)

Past-President and Treasurer
Michael Murray (Murray’s Horticultural Services)

Directors
Vic Krahn (Lakeshore Tree Farms Ltd.)
Paul Poisson (Derco Horticulture)
Andrew Kuyvenhoven (Kuyvenhoven Greenhouses Inc.)
Michael Kato (Kato’s Nursery)

Ex-Officio
Victor Santacruz, Executive Director, Canadian Nursery Landscape Association
Luce Daigneault, Executive Director, Fédération Interdisciplinaire de l’Horticulture Ornementale du Québec
Andrew Morse, Executive Director, Flowers Canada Growers

Administrator
James Farrar, Canadian Ornamental Horticulture Alliance

 


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