Seed Sector Moves Closer to Building Canada’s Next Generation Seed System

June 19, 2020
Seed Sector Moves Closer to Building Canada’s Next Generation Seed System

Today, five national seed industry associations took the next step towards becoming one new national association. The five organizations, the Canadian Plant Technology Agency (CPTA); the Commercial Seed Analysts Association of Canada (CSAAC); the Canadian Seed Growers’ Association (CSGA); the Canadian Seed Institute (CSI); and the Canadian Seed Trade Association (CSTA), have now shared the detailed ratification package with their respective memberships for their votes.

The new organization will be called Seeds Canada and it will bring together these organizations for greater efficiency and a common purpose: a stronger, united voice for Canada’s seed sector.

Over the past year, the seed sector partners have been working closely together to prepare the information needed for members to make this important decision. The ratification package includes details about the amalgamation, bylaws, finances, and governance structure.

Now, the priority turns to member engagement and ensuring that members have all the information they need before they vote. The partners have launched an updated website and a series of webinars, member meetings and communications will take place in the coming weeks and months. Please visit each association website for details on upcoming vote dates.

Voting will take place over the summer. Members now have the opportunity to get informed, cast their ballots and help create the future of Canada’s seed sector.

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To view the release in French, please click here.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Liz Lumsden, Manager, Communications and Member Services, CSTA

Cell: 613.292.4326

llumsden@seedinnovation.ca

Seed Industry Partners:

Canadian Plant Technology Agency

Commercial Seed Analysts Association of Canada

Canadian Seed Growers’ Association

Canadian Seed Institute

Canadian Seed Trade Association