The Alberta Canola Producers Commission, founded in 1989, was the province’s first refundable checkoff producer organizations. The mandate of the Commission, reflected in its mission statement, is to increase the long term profitability of Alberta canola growers through research, promotional activities, consumer and producer education programs, and policy development. The Commission in no way regulates or is involved with the production, buying or selling of canola.
The Alberta Canola Producers Commission is funded by a refundable $1.00 per tonne service charge paid by Alberta canola growers when they sell their canola.
All decisions regarding the Alberta Canola Producers Commission are made by the Board of Directors. Alberta is segregated into 12 regions. Each region elects a director to represent the growers of that region on the Board of Directors.
The Board of Directors meet as a whole every three months. The Board is guided in its decisions by the recommendations from four committees:
- Governance and Finance
Growers Relations and Extension
- Market Development
The Board elects the Chair, Vice Chair, and Committees at the first Board Meeting after the Annual General Meeting.
The Canola Value Chain
The Alberta Canola Producers Commission is a member of the core funder of the Canola Council of Canada and member of the Canadian Canola Growers Association. Alberta Canola also works in a collaborative manner with the other provicial grower organizations.
Alberta Canola Producers Commission Regulations
All commissions operating in Alberta are governed by the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act and Regulations. These regulations define the governance model specific to each commission and include such things as membership, regional representation, board of directors, nomination and election processes, meetings, mandate, check-offs, etc. Click on the links below to read ACPC’s regulations: