The Alberta Canola Producers Commission was established in 1989 making it the province’s first crop commission funded by growers under Alberta’s Marketing of Agricultural Products Act.
The mission of Alberta Canola is to support the long-term success of canola farmers in Alberta through research, extension, consumer engagement, and advocacy.
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 $1.00 per tonne service charge 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 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 five committees:
- Governance and Finance
Growers Relations and 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.
Canada’s Canola Organizations
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 provincial grower organizations.
Alberta Canola Producers Commission Official Policy Positions
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 represents over 12,000 canola farmers in Alberta on provincial, national and international issues. We work with our national groups, the Canadian Canola Growers Association (CCGA) and Canola Council of Canada on national and international issues, and with Team Alberta Crops on provincial and national issues affecting the crop sector. We advocate for grower interests through direct representation to parliamentarians, legislators, and government officials.
For insight into our current policy position statements, visit our Official Policy Positions document.
Alberta Canola Producers Commission Annual General Meeting & Resolutions
Alberta Canola’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) is held each January in conjunction with the Alberta Canola Conference. Registration to the Conference is not required to attend the AGM, and there is no charge to attend the AGM (which is also available online). For details on the AGM visit albertacanola.com/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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alberta Canola Producers Commission Regulations and Bylaws
The Marketing of Agricultural Products Act (MAPA) provides the legislative framework for all 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. Click on the links below to access Alberta Canola Producers Commission’s regulations and Bylaws.