2021 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.

In 2021, director nominations are open for regions 3, 6, 9, and 12
(click here for a map and a list of all regions)

UPDATED January 15, 2022 – A second call for nominations in regions 9 & 12  resulted in no nominations. The board will now appoint a director for each of those regions. If you are a canola growers in either region and would like to learn more about this opportunity, please contact Roger Chevraux, Chair of Alberta Canola by phone at 780-385-6358 or email [email protected]

UPDATED November 1, 2021 – Alberta Canola Director Nomination Results

UPDATED November 30, 2021 – Second Nomination Period for Regions 9 & 12

UPDATED January 12, 2022 – No nominations were received for directors to serve in regions 9 and 12. The Board of Directors may now appoint a director to represent each region.


Region 3 is made up of the area that is included in the following:

(a) Municipal District of Opportunity No. 17;
(b) Municipal District of Lesser Slave River No. 124;

Alberta Canola Producer Commission Regions

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(c) M.D. of Smoky River No. 130;
(d) Northern Sunrise County;
(e) Municipal District of Big Lakes;
(f) any city, town, village or summer village that is encompassed by the area described in clauses (a) to (e).

Region 3 Director Denis Guindon is completing his second term and is not eligible for re-election
Charles Simoneau from Guy was acclaimed as the new director in Region 3

Region 6 is made up of the area that is included in the following:

(a) Leduc County;
(b) Parkland County;
(c) Lac Ste. Anne County;
(d) Brazeau County;
(e) Yellowhead County;
(f) City of Edmonton;
(g) Improvement District No. 12 (Jasper National Park);
(g.1) Municipality of Jasper;
(h) Improvement District No. 25 (Willmore Wilderness);
(i) any city, town, village or summer village that is encompassed by the area described in clauses (a) to (h).

Region 6 Director Wayne Schneider is completing his first term, and is eligible for re-election for a second term
Wayne Schneider from Leduc was acclaimed, and will serve a second term as director for Region 6. 

Region 9 is made up of the area that is included in the following:

(a) Vulcan County;
(b) County of Warner No. 5;
(c) County of Lethbridge;
(d) Cardston County;
(e) Municipal District of Pincher Creek No. 9;
(f) Municipal District of Taber;
(g) The Municipal District of Willow Creek No. 26;
(h) The Municipal District of Ranchland No. 66;
(i) Kananaskis Improvement District;
(j) Improvement District No. 4 (Waterton);
(k) Municipality of Crowsnest Pass;
(l) any city, town, village or summer village that is encompassed by the area described in clauses (a) to (k).

Region 9 Director Kevin Serfas is completing his second term and is not eligible for re-election
Region 9 failed to generate a nomination. A second nomination period is open until January 11, 2022. No nominations were received. The Board of Directors may now appoint a regional director.
If you are a canola grower in Region 9 and would like to learn more about this opportunity, please contact Roger Chevraux, Chair of Alberta Canola by phone at 780-385-6358 or email [email protected]

Region 12 is made up of the area that is included in the following:

(a) County of Newell;
(b) County of Forty Mile No. 8;
(c) Cypress County;
(d) repealed AR 173/2005 s4;
(e) Municipal District of Acadia No. 34;
(f) Starland County;
(g) Special Area No. 2;
(h) Special Area No. 3;
(h.1) Town of Drumheller;
(i) any city, town, village or summer village that is encompassed by the area described in clauses (a) to (h.1).

Region 12 Director Holly White is completing her first term, but has made the decision to not to serve a second term
Region 12 failed to generate a nomination. A second nomination period is open until January 11, 2022. No nominations were received. The Board of Directors may now appoint a regional director.
If you are a canola grower in Region 12 and would like to learn more about this opportunity, please contact Roger Chevraux, Chair of Alberta Canola by phone at 780-385-6358 or email [email protected]

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. Public Engagement and Promotion
  5. Research

WHO CAN BECOME A DIRECTOR?
Anyone who has paid a service charge on canola to Alberta Canola since August 1, 2019 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 on becoming a director

Questions?

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

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