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

Cam Dahl

Chair | Canada Grains Council | Cereals Canada

Rick White

Vice-Chair | Canada Grains Council | Canadian Canola Growers Association

Tyler Bjornson

President | Canada Grains Council

Gordon Bacon

Director | Pulse Canada

Erin Armstrong

Director | Barley Council of Canada

Richard Wansbutter

Director | Viterra

Jim Everson

Director | Canola Council of Canada

Pierre Petelle

Director | CropLife Canada

Jason Lenz

Director | Alberta Barley

Ron Davidson

Director | Soy Canada

Wayne Thompson

Director | Saskatchewan Flax Development Commission

Jeff Nielsen

Director | Grain Growers of Canada

Barry Senft

CEO | Grain Farmers of Ontario

Our Current Members

Contact Us

Questions or comments about the CGC? Contact Us Today!

350 Sparks Street, Suite 703, Ottawa, ON K1R 7S8

Tyler Bjornson
(M) 613-818-1801

Gord Kurbis
Vice-President Trade Policy - Crop Protection
(M) 204-960-3788

Krista Thomas
Vice President Trade Policy - Seed Innovation
(M) 613-400-3365