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Who We Are

The Canada Grains Council is the national organization representing the interests of the Canadian grain, oilseed, pulse and special crop sectors. Our members represent the entire value chain, including Canadian growers, seed and life science companies, commodity associations, grain companies and public research institutions.

Formed in 1969 to co-ordinate efforts to increase the sale and use of Canadian grain in domestic and world markets, the Council has become the leading recognized forum of the grain industry, in Canada and around the world.

Board of Directors

Dean Dias

Director | Cereals Canada

Rick White

Chair | Canadian Canola Growers Association

Greg Cherewyk

Director | Pulse Canada

Jennifer Marchand

Director | WGEA

Jim Everson

Director | Canola Council of Canada

Pierre Petelle

Vice-Chair | CropLife Canada

Jason Lenz

Director | Alberta Wheat

Brian Innes

Director | Soy Canada

Wayne Thompson

Director | Saskatchewan Flax Development Commission

Andre Harpe

Director | Grain Growers of Canada

Crosby Devitt

Director | Grain Farmers of Ontario

Our Staff

 


Tyler Bjornson
Executive Vice President, Canada Grains Council
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Denise Dewar
General Manager, Canada Grains Council
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Krista Thomas
Vice President, Trade Policy and Seed Innovation, Canada Grains Council
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Gord Kurbis
Vice President, Trade Policy and Crop Protection, Canada Grains Council
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Sandra Esposito
Director, Stakeholder Relations & Operations, Canada Grains Council
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Our Current Members