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Empowering the world’s most successful canola growers.  

To support the long-term success of canola farmers in Alberta through research, extension, consumer engagement, and advocacy.  

Representing approximately 13,000 canola farmers in Alberta, The Alberta Canola Producers Commission was founded in 1989 and is the province’s first checkoff producer organization. The Commission in no way regulates or is involved with the production, buying, or selling of canola. Alberta Canola is funded by a $1.00 per tonne service charge (roughly $0.02 per bushel) paid by canola farmers in Alberta when they sell their canola. 

All decisions regarding the Alberta Canola Producers Commission are made by the Board of Directors. Alberta is divided 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, and is guided in its decisions by the recommendations from five committees: 

  • Governance and Finance 
  • Research 
  • Grower Engagement & Extension 
  • Public Engagement and Promotion 
  • Government and Industry Affairs 

The Board elects the Chair, Vice Chair, and committees at the first Board Meeting after the Annual General Meeting. 

Alberta Canola works to affect change on policy matters important to canola farmers. The Government and Industry Affairs Committee is responsible for informing the Board and governments about policy issues affecting the canola industry. 

Alberta Canola’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) is held during the annual Alberta Canola Conference each January. Guests can attend the AGM virtually or in person. Registration to the Alberta Canola Conference is not required to attend the AGM, and there is no charge to attend the AGM.  

Resolutions to be presented at Alberta Canola’s AGM must be received no less than 10 business days prior to the AGM to allow for background to be collected and resolutions to be prepared for presentation at the meeting. 

If you have a resolution, please contact the Alberta Canola office at 780.454.0844 or by email   

The Marketing of Agricultural Products Act (MAPA) provides the legislative framework for all The Marketing of Agricultural Products Act agricultural marketing boards and commissions in Alberta. Within the parameters of MAPA, each agricultural marketing board or commission is governed by its own set of regulations and bylaws. MAPA provides the framework to facilitate federal-provincial agreements and the delegation of authority. MAPA also establishes an Appeal Tribunal that hears appeals of persons affected by the decisions of agricultural marketing boards and commissions. 

Our regulations and bylaws define Alberta Canola’s authorization and governance, and include information about our mandate, responsibilities, operations, service charges, meetings, regional representation, and nominations and elections