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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

Acting Director | Cereals Canada

Rick White

Chair | Canadian Canola Growers Association

Tyler Bjornson

Executive Director | Canada Grains Council

Greg Cherewyk

Director | Pulse Canada

Peter Watts

Acting Director | Barley Council of Canada

Richard Wansbutter

Director | Viterra

Jim Everson

Director | Canola Council of Canada

Pierre Petelle

Vice-Chair | CropLife Canada

Jason Lenz

Director | Alberta Wheat

Ron Davidson

Director | Soy Canada

Wayne Thompson

Director | Saskatchewan Flax Development Commission

Andre Harpe

Acting Director | Grain Growers of Canada

Crosby Devitt

Director | Grain Farmers of Ontario

Our Current Members

Contact Us

Questions or comments about the CGC? Contact Us Today!

Denise Dewar
General Manager
denise@canadagrainscouncil.ca
226-448-7373

Tyler Bjornson
Executive Vice President
president@canadagrainscouncil.ca
(M) 613-818-1801

Gord Kurbis
Vice-President Trade Policy - Crop Protection
gord@canadagrainscouncil.ca
(M) 204-960-3788

Krista Thomas
Vice President Trade Policy - Seed Innovation
krista@canadagrainscouncil.ca
(M) 613-400-3365

Sandra Esposito
Director of Stakeholder Relations & Operations
E-mail: sandra@canadagrainscouncil.ca
(M) 613-277-0109

For general inquiries contact:
613-422-0166
office@canadagrainscouncil.ca
350 Sparks Street, Suite 703, Ottawa, ON K1R 7S8