Contact Us

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

The secure Members Area of the CSGA website allows seed growers a live view of their account. If you are contacting us for an update on the status of your seed crop certification, or your account balance, you can obtain that information in the Members Area.  If you are a new user and need a password to access your account online, please contact us.

For prompt replies to your question(s), contact the following support email addresses or the appropriate staff below. Please have your CSGA account number ready.

National Office

Canadian Seed Growers’ Association
P.O. Box 8455, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada  K1G 3T1
Tel: (613) 236-0497
Fax: (613) 563-7855
General email: seeds@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

Doug Miller is the Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Seed Growers’ Association and reports directly to its Board of Directors. He oversees the day-to-day operations of the organization and represents the CSGA and its 3,500 members nationally and internationally.

Caroline Lafontaine

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

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

Pam Coles

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

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

 

Mike Scheffel

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

Mike reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for the Canadian Regulations and Procedures for Pedigreed Seed Crop Production (Circular 6). He represents the CSGA on seed regulation and other policy and standards matters both domestically and internationally.

Gail Harris

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

Gail reports to the Managing Director, Policy and Standards, and provides support to the Manager of Certification. She conducts seed crop certification appraisals and assists in the development of new standards and related policies and programs.

Brianna Chouinard

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

Brianna reports directly to the Managing Director of Certification and Technology Services and provides support to the Managing Director of Policy and Standards. She conducts seed crop certification appraisals and assists in the development of CSGA policy and programs.

Tania Calverley

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

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

Janet Jansen

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

Janet reports directly to the Managing Director of Certification and Technology Services. She manages CSGA’s SeedCert platform and the implementation of CSGA digital strategies, tools, and initiatives.

Lakshana Mahabir

Policy Officer
Tel: (613) 236-0497 Ext. 241

Lakshana reports to the Managing Director, Policy and Standards, and provides support to the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director. She assists in the development of CSGA policy and programs and provides research, planning and project management functions.

Lucie Lafleur

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

Lucie reports to the Chief Operating Officer and provides support to the Executive Director. She also provides a wide range of direct support to members and clients.

Kelsey Courtney

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

Kelsey reports directly to the Chief Operating Officer and provides support to the Managing Director, Certification and Technology Services. She conducts seed crop certification appraisals and assists in the development of CSGA policy and programs.

Emmanuel Fondi

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

Emmanuel reports directly to the Managing Director of Certification and Technology Services and provides support to the Managing Director, Policy and Standards. He conducts seed crop certification appraisals and assists in the development of CSGA policies and programs.

Randy Preater

Special Advisor

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