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At Alberta Canola, policy advocacy plays a pivotal role in shaping the future of the canola industry in the province. While all members of the board are engaged in advocating for the interests of canola farmers, the Government and Industry Affairs (GIA) committee leads the charge.

Comprised of seven board members who represent northern, central, and southern portions of the province, the GIA committee makes recommendations to the wider board on a proactive, multi-faceted approach to influence policy decisions for farmers at the municipal, provincial, and federal levels.

Committee objectives:

  • Increase government advocacy efforts provincially and federally
  • Collaborate even more effectively with our allies
  • Help growers talk with elected officials and regulators

Alberta Canola works to ensure we are on top of current issues which are affecting or could affect canola growers in our province from both a provincial and federal perspective.  

How Alberta Canola’s Policy Advocacy Functions

Alberta Canola not only collaborates with the national grower (CCGA) and industry (CCC) organizations, but also with other provincial agricultural commissions through Team Alberta Crops. Alberta Canola also supports strong advocacy on a federal level through investment in the Canadian Canola Growers Association.  

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Team Alberta Crops was developed to ensure a strong voice for Alberta farmers with the Alberta government’s decision makers.  

Team Alberta Crops represents a working collaboration between eight of Alberta’s crop commissions: Alberta Barley, Alberta Beekeepers Commission, Alberta Canola, Alberta Pulse Growers, Alberta-British Columbia Seed Growers, Alberta Sugar Beet Growers, Alberta Wheat Commission, and the Potato Growers of Alberta. 

We work together with the aim to provide input to policy makers, ensure long-term access to promote the sustainability of the crop sector, and advocate on behalf of farmers while enabling grass-roots advocacy by our farmer members.” 

We Want to Hear from You!

Do you know of an issue that Alberta Canola should be aware of or should make a higher priority for advocacy? If so, let us know. We work for growers and want to hear from you.