About Us

Welcome to the Canadian Sugar Institute

The Canadian Sugar Institute (CSI) is a national, non-profit association that provides a science-based Nutrition Information Service and seeks fair treatment on international trade policies and disputes.

The Institute was incorporated in 1966 to address issues of national importance to the industry. The Institute collects, analyzes, and disseminates statistics, technical reports, and research information; and cooperates with allied groups in the areas of government relations, education, research, and communications.

The Institute operates at arm's length from the funding member companies and is not involved in any product sales, marketing, or promotion activities.

CSI is funded by Canadian producers of sugar (sucrose) from sugar cane and sugar beets. CSI does not represent other sugars such as corn sweeteners or alternative sweeteners. 

The Institute operates a small office with a qualified professional staff in each of the nutrition and international trade areas - See Our Team

Strategic Priorities

To fulfill CSI's mission, CSI staff focus on two  strategic priorities:

  1. CSI maintains a Nutrition Information Service to inform Canadian health professionals, educators, consumers, and the media about current scientific information on sugars, carbohydrates, and health. 
  2. CSI provides industry consensus to government on international trade policy, agreements, and disputes, and works collaboratively with other stakeholders to advance mutual objectives. 

Nutrition Advisors and Academic Partners

CSI’s nutrition professionals seek advice and input from nutrition experts and professional groups to ensure accurate scientific communications. For a listing of CSI's advisors and partners, click here

International Trade Alliances

To meet CSI's trade policy objectives, CSI collaborates with a number of Canadian and international organizations supporting the need to improve access to export markets. For a listing of CSI's international trade alliances, click here