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About Our Co-operative

Farmer owned Canadian dairy. Proudly serving Canadians since 1958.

Gay Lea Foods is a leading Canadian co-operative renowned for our community-focused values and high quality, innovative, and award-winning dairy and food products. With members on more than 1,300 dairy farms across Ontario and Manitoba, our farmers, shareholders and employees have proudly collaborated for more than 60 years to Enrich communities co-operatively, ensuring the value our business creates flows to the members of our co-operative, our employees and the communities we touch.

The Gay Lea Foods Story

Our story began in 1958 when a group of farmers came together with a common vision to build a better future for themselves and their communities; today, Gay Lea Foods is a leading Canadian co-operative. Here’s how we stay true to our Born on the Farm heritage.

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Since 1958, our dedication to innovation and the development of high quality products has allowed us to respond to consumers’ evolving tastes and grow the market for Canadian milk and dairy products, while multiple Canadian acquisitions have expanded our product family and further enhanced our reputation for fresh, quality products consumers can trust.

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Our People

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Suzanna Dalrymple

President & CEO

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Rob Goodwill


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Andrew Henderson

Vice Chair

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DeeDee Bekkers

Executive Member