Registration - In-house Organization

Restaurants Canada / Todd Barclay, President and CEO

Registration Information
In-house Organization name: Restaurants Canada
Previous in-house organization names
Responsible Officer Name: Todd Barclay, President and CEO 
Responsible Officer Change History
Initial registration start date: 1996-03-22
Registration status: Active
Registration Number: 946923-502
Associated Communications

Total Number of Communication Reports: 494

Monthly communication reports in the last 6 months: 32

Version 1 of 44 (1996-03-22 to 1996-11-13)

Version 1 of 44 (1996-03-22 to 1996-11-13) was submitted prior to the Lobbying Act coming into force on July 2, 2008. Due to different information requirements at that time, the registration is presented in the following format.

A. Organization Information

Organization: CANADIAN RESTAURANT AND FOOD SERVICES ASSOCIATION (CRFA)
316 BLOOR ST. WEST
TORONTO, ON  M5S 1W5
Canada
Telephone number: 416-923-8416
Fax number: 416-923-1450  
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration: DOUGLAS C NEEDHAM, PRESIDENT  
 
Description of the organization's activities: CANADIAN RESTAURANT AND FOODSERVICES ASSOCIATION (CRFA) IS CANADA'S LARGEST HOSPITALITY ASSOCIATION AND WAS FOUNDED IN 1944. THE ASSOCIATION REPRESENTS THE VIEWS OF ITS MEMBERS TO GOVERNMENTS ACROSS CANADA THROUGH DIRECT CONTACT PROGRAMS, SUBMISSIONS TO LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEES AND THE COMMISSIONING OF RESEARCH REPORTS. THE ASSOCIATION PROVIDES A NUMBER OF SERVICES INCLUDING: RESEARCH AND STATISTICS ON SALES, TRENDS, EMPLOYMENT AND CONSUMER BEHAVIOUR; ADVICE ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF INDUSTRY RECYCLING AND OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS; INFORMATION ON THE RESONSIBLE SERVICE OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES; AND, PROGRAMS ON FOOD ALLERGIES, INGREDIENT DISCLOSURE, SANITATION AND OTHE SAFETY MEASURES. OTHER SERVICES TO CRFA MEMBERS INCLUDE: THE ORGANIZATION OF NATIONAL TRADE SHOWS AND SEMINARS; CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS FOR MANAGERS; AND, DISCOUNT PROGRAMS IN AREAS RANGING FROM CREDIT CARDS TO FUEL PURCHASES.
Organization's membership or classes of membership: CRFA REPRESENTS MORE THAN 12,000 CORPORATE MEMBERS INCLUDING RESTAURANTS, QUICK SERVICE ESTABLISHMENTS, HOTELS, CATERERS, INSTITUTIONS, EDUCATORS AND FOODSERVICE SUPPLIERS. THESE MEMBERS REPRESENT MORE THAN 36,000 RESTAURANT, FOODSERVICE AND ACCOMMODATION OUTLETS.
 
Was the organization funded in whole or in part by any domestic or foreign government institution in the last completed financial year? No
 

B. Lobbyists Employed by the Organization

Name: MICHAEL FERRABEE
Position title: VICE PRESIDENT OF GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: ROBIN GARRETT
Position title: DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH AND COMMUNICATIONS
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: ANNE KOTHAWALA
Position title: DIRECTOR OF PROVINCIAL AFFAIRS
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: DOUGLAS NEEDHAM
Position title: President
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: JOYCE REYNOLDS
Position title: DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 

C. Lobbying Activity Information

Federal departments or organizations which have been or will be communicated with during the course of the undertaking: Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Canada Labour Relations Board (CLRB), Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Environment Canada, Farm Products Council of Canada (FPCC), Finance Canada (FIN), Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAITC), Health Canada (HC), Industry Canada, Revenue Canada (RC), Statistics Canada (StatCan)
Communication techniques that have been used or are expected to be used in the course of the undertaking:
Grass-roots communication, Informal communications, Meetings, Presentations, Telephone calls, Written communications, whether in hard copy or electronic format
 
Subject Matter: Areas of Concern: Agriculture, Employment and Training, Environment, Health, Immigration, Industry, International Trade, Labour, Small Business, Taxation and Finance, Tourism
 
Subject Matter: Retrospective: GOODS AND SERVICES TAX FOOD AND BEVERAGE SUPPLY HUMAN RESOURCE ISSUES SUCH AS U.I. LABOUR LEGISLATION
Subject Matter: Prospective: SAME AS ABOVE, ABOVE = GOODS AND SERVICES TAX FOOD AND BEVERAGE SUPPLY HUMAN RESOURCE ISSUES SUCH AS U.I. LABOUR LEGISLATION