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.
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.
- Accounting and Finance, Ext. 8807
- Applications, Make a Payment, General Assistance and Technical Support, Ext. 8803
- Communications, Education and Media, Ext. 229
- Seed Crop Certification Inquiries, Ext 8806
- Inquiries from Authorized Seed Crop Inspection Services (ASCIS), Ext. 8806
Canadian Seed Growers’ Association
P.O. Box 8455, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1G 3T1
Tel: (613) 236-0497
21 Florence St, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K2P 0W6
National Office Staff
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tel: (613) 236-0497 Ext. 241
Lakshana assists in the development of CSGA policy and programs and provides research, planning and project management functions. Reporting to the Managing Director, Policy and Standards, she also supports the Chief Operating Officer as needed.
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.
Randy advises the Association on a number of issues, and reports to the Executive Director.