Who We Are

CSTA is a national trade association that brings together more than 130 company and association members engaged in all aspects of seed research, production, and marketing and trade, both domestically and internationally.

CSTA members are proud to be vital contributors to our nation’s economy and to the health and well-being of Canadian consumers. CSTA members serve the needs of their customers by developing and providing seeds produced through various production methods, including organic, conventional and biotechnology, and range from small, family owned and operated companies, to large multi-national firms.

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Plant Breeders’ Rights

The Plant Breeders’ Rights Tool Kit is now available. The Tool Kit is a one-stop library of the tools and resources available to help value chain members communicate with staff, retailers and customers on the changes and obligations associated with changes in the legislation. Contact Kim Sabourin to request printed copies for your organization.

Better Seed, Better Life!

Seed is a compact package that carries the innovation that the world’s farmers will need to feed, fuel and clothe a growing population. Through Better Seed, Better Life, we invite you to join us in exploring the role that seed plays in your everyday life.

Upcoming Meeting

CSTA’s Semi-Annual Meeting

  • Date : November 25-27, 2018
  • Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Our upcoming Semi-Annual Meeting will be held in beautiful Ottawa, Ontario.

CSTA Members

Our strength is in our members. Our association is made up of over 130 members companies. Click below to find a list of our members.

A Career in Seeds

Imagine a career where you could make a difference!

Whether you are interested in forging international partnerships or grassroots interaction to bring innovations to farmers’ fields, the seed industry offers a wide variety of career paths.

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Seed Synergy Collaboration Project

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News Release

Seed Synergy Partners Launch New Website and Release Green Paper January 10, 2018 - Ottawa, Ontario – The Seed Synergy Collaboration Project has launched a new website, seedsynergy.net, and released a comprehensive Green Paper proposing a vision for the next generation seed system and inviting comments on it. Over the past year, leaders from the six major seed sector industry organizations have been working together on Read more...

Resources

Facts, information and statistics about Canada's seed industry.

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Stewardship

Our members are stewards of the land, fostering innovation to ensure the safety of our world’s natural resources. As an association, we’re involved in several environmental initiatives.

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