2017 Alberta Canola Director Nominations & Elections

The Alberta Canola Producers Commission is seeking four canola growers to serve as directors on the board of directors for a three-year term. Alberta Canola divides Alberta into 12 regions, with each region electing a producer director to represent the canola growers within that region.

UPDATED: 

  • Directors were acclaimed in Regions 2, 5 and 11 click here for the nomination results
  • Nominations for a Region 8 director will be taken from the floor, and an election held at the Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, January 30 in Edmonton. Canola growers choosing to let their name stand for this position must be in attendance at the AGM. click here for AGM details

2017 Director Election Regions (click image for full size)

This year, directors are needed in regions 2, 5, 8, and 11. (click here for a map and a list of all regions):

Region 2 is made up of the area that is included in the following:

(a) County of Grande Prairie No. 1;
(b) The Municipal District of Greenview No. 16;
(c) Birch Hills County;
(d) Saddle Hills County;
(e) Municipal District of Spirit River No. 133;
(f) any city, town, village or summer village that is encompassed by the area described in clauses (a) to (e).

Region 5 is made up of the area that is included in the following:

(a) County of Thorhild No. 7;
b) County of Barrhead No. 11;
(c) County of Athabasca;
d) Smoky Lake County;
(e) Woodlands County;
(f) Sturgeon County;
(g) Westlock County;
(h) any city, town, village or summer village that is encompassed by the area described in clauses (a) to (g).

Region 8 is made up of the area that is included in the following:

(a) Wheatland County;
(b) Mountain View County;
(c) repealed AR 173/2005 s4;
(d) Municipal District of Bighorn No. 8;
(e) Municipal District of Foothills No. 31;
(f) Rocky View County;
(g) Kneehill County;
(h) Improvement District No. 9 (Banff);
(i) any city, town, village or summer village that is encompassed by the area described in clauses (a) to (h).

Region 11 is made up of the area that is included in the following:

(a) County of Stettler No. 6;
(b) County of Paintearth No. 18;
(c) Camrose County;
(d) Flagstaff County;
(e) Municipal District of Provost No. 52;
(f) Special Area No. 4;
(g) any city, town, village or summer village that is encompassed by the area described in clauses (a) to (f).

The Board of Directors meets quarterly and is guided in decision making by five committees comprised of board members:

  1. Governance and Finance
  2. Government and Industry Affairs
  3. Grower Relations and Extension
  4. Market Development
  5. Research

WHO CAN BECOME A DIRECTOR?
Anyone who has paid a service charge on canola to Alberta Canola since August 1, 2015 is an eligible producer and can stand as a director. Eligible producers can be individuals or represent a corporation, partnership, or organization. In order to be nominated, eligible producers must grow canola within the defined region but do not have to reside within it.
click here for more details

Nominations for the Position of Director Must Be:

  • filed at the Commission office – 14560-116 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB   T5M 3E9, in writing, on or before October 31, 2017 at 4:00pm.
  • signed by at least ten (10) eligible producers of the region in which the election is to be held; and,
  • accompanied by the written consent of the eligible producer nominated as a director.

Questions?

Contact Alberta Canola General Manager Ward Toma at 780-454-0844 or email [email protected] 

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