National Farmers Foundation

Who We Are

The National Farmers Foundation (NFF) is an independent, farmer-led, charitable organization dedicated to the promotion, creation and enhancement of food systems based on the principles of food sovereignty: sustainability, equity, and justice.

Through research, education, and projects that advance these principles we aim to support farmers and food provisioners, workers, and rural communities in Canada. Through our close and long-standing partnership, the NFF seeks to build on and strengthen the work of the National Farmers Union and the progressive farm movement in Canada.

The NFF is governed and run by a seven-person voluntary Board of Directors who upholds the goals, objectives, and policies of the National Farmers Union.

Current Board Members

Annette Desmarais


 Saskatoon, SK

Region 6 (Saskatchewan)

Jamie Baxter

 Halifax, NS

Region 1 (Atlantic) – District 3 (NS)

Wyanne Sandler


 Crossroads Ohio, NS

Region 1 (Atlantic)

Dianne Dowling


 Kingston, ON

Region 3 (Ontario)

Women's Vice President, Katie Ward
Katie Ward


 Woodlawn, ON

Region 3 (Ontario)

Yuill Herbert
Yuill Hebert

 Tatamagouche, NS

Region 1 (Atlantic) – District 3 (NS)

Kalissa Regier

 Rockglen, SK

Region 6 (Saskatchewan)

How to Donate and Support Our Work

The majority of the Foundation’s donations are received from NFU members, and we are deeply grateful for that support. We could not do this work without you.

The National Farmers Foundation is a Registered Canadian Charity (# 882622368 RR0001) and official tax receipts are issued for all contributions of $10.00 or more.  If you are in a position to give, please consider making an online (one-time or monthly) donation at:

You can also donate by cheque or e-transfer.  In addition, the NFF gratefully accepts charitable bequests (instructions in a will leaving either a percentage of one’s estate or a stated dollar amount or NFU building shares to the National Farmers Foundation).  

For more information or to discuss other ways to support our work, please get in touch with the NFF Coordinator, Glen Koroluk at

Cheques can be sent to: 

National Farmers Foundation c/o Glen Koroluk 595 Goulding St Winnipeg, MB R3G 2S3

If your cheque donation is designated towards The World We Want ensure that your memo indicates what region to invest in.