Contact Us

The CSGA national office is located in Ottawa, Canada’s capital.

CSGA’s secure SeedCert platform allows seed growers a live view of their accounts. If you are contacting us to update the status of your seed crop certification or your account balance, you can obtain that information through SeedCert. If you are a new user and need a CSGA account to make an application, please click here.

Questions

For prompt replies to your questions, please have your CSGA account number ready and contact the following departments by email or phone at (613) 236-0497, then the extension.

National Office

Canadian Seed Growers’ Association
P.O. Box 8455, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada  K1G 3T1
Tel: (613) 236-0497
Email: info@seedgrowers.ca

Courier Address:
21 Florence St, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada  K2P 0W6

National Office Staff

Doug Miller

Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Tel: (613) 236-0497 Ext. 228

As Executive Director, Doug manages all stakeholder and strategic partner relations while working closely with Board or Directors and Branches to deliver on the Association’s strategic vision and move toward seed certification system modernization. Reporting directly to the Board, Doug represents CSGA and its ~3,200 members nationally and internationally.

Caroline Lafontaine

Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Tel: (613) 236-0497 Ext. 225

Caroline manages the daily operations of the Association, implements business strategies and procedures, and oversees the programs and services that support members and stakeholders. She provides leadership to the Board of Directors, regional provincial Branches, and staff while helping shape policies to advance the Association. Caroline reports to the Executive Director.

Pam Coles

Managing Director, Finance and Administration
Tel: (613) 236-0497 Ext. 222

Pam oversees CSGA’s accounting, finance and human resource management systems. She reports directly to the Executive Director.

 

Mike Scheffel

Managing Director, Policy and Standards
Tel: (613) 236-0497 Ext. 223

Mike is responsible for the seed crop certification requirements in the Canadian Regulations and Procedures for Pedigreed Seed Crop Production (Circular 6). Reporting the Chief Operating Officer, Mike represents CSGA on seed regulation and other policy and standards matters nationally and internationally.

Gail Harris

Standards Manager
Tel: (613) 236-0497 Ext. 227

Gail assists in the development of new standards and related policies and programs. She maintains the Canadian Regulations and Procedures for Pedigreed Seed Crop Production (Circular 6). Reporting to the Managing Director, Policy and Standards, Gail also provides support to the Manager, Certification.

Brianna Chouinard

Certification Manager
Tel: (613) 236-0497 Ext. 230

Brianna manages the certification department and all aspects of seed crop certification. She conducts seed crop certification appraisals and assists in the development of standards and CSGA policy and programs. Brianna reports to the Chief Operating Officer and provides support to the Managing Director, Policy and Standards. 

Tania Calverley
Tania Calverley

Communications and Engagement Manager
Tel: (613) 236-0497 Ext. 229

Tania is responsible for executing CSGA’s communications and member engagement strategies and reports to the Chief Operating Officer.

Janet Jansen

Technology and Digital Enablement Manager
Tel: (613) 236-0497 Ext. 281

Janet manages CSGA’s SeedCert platform and the implementation of CSGA digital strategies, tools, and initiatives. She reports to the Chief Operating Officer.

Emmanuel Fondi

Policy and Certification Officer
Tel: (613) 236-0497 Ext. 226

Emmanuel conducts seed crop certification appraisals and assists in the development of CSGA policies and programs. He reports to the Manager, Certification. 

Jackie Pridham

Programs and Certification Officer
Tel: (613) 236-0497 Ext. 234

Jackie conducts seed crop certification appraisals and assists in the development of CSGA programs. She reports to the Certification Manager. 

Alex Bouma

Certification Officer
Tel: (613) 236-0497 Ext. 224

Alex conducts seed crop certification appraisals and reports to the Certification Manager.

Melanie Farah-Roy

Client Services Coordinator and Executive Assistant to the Executive Director
Tel: (613) 236-0497 ext. 231

Melanie reports directly to the Chief Operating Officer and supports the Executive Director. She provides a range of direct client support services.

Randy Preater

Special Advisor

Randy advises the Association on a number of issues, and reports to the Executive Director.