July 2020

Mark Your Calendars for July 7!

CSGA’s Virtual Annual General Meeting (AGM) is Tuesday, July 7 from 12:00 – 4:15 pm ET

The CSGA 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) is next Tuesday, July 7 from 12:00-4:15 pm Eastern Time and will follow a virtual format. AGM information, including log-in details, relevant documents and the agenda can be found on the CSGA website.

The meeting is open to all members and stakeholders. CSGA members will need a unique control number to vote on association business during the AGM.

Your unique control number was sent on a voting card by letter mail. If you did not receive your information package and voting card, please contact us ASAP at seedtalk@seedgrowers.ca or by telephone at (613) 236-0497.

Please log in to web.lumiagm.com/144875937 with password growers2020 approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the event. If you are a CSGA member, please have your unique control number to join the event and voting platform.

While we would certainly rather see you all in person, we look forward to hosting you at this most unique CSGA AGM!

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Reminder of Opportunity to Submit Resolutions

Earlier this week, we invited members via an electronic notice to submit resolutions in advance of the virtual Annual General Meeting.

Resolutions allow members to express their views on matters related to the affairs of the CSGA. Any active CSGA member may submit a resolution. To accommodate this year’s virtual meeting format, resolutions will need to be submitted to the CSGA via email no later than midnight, Pacific Daylight Time, Sunday, July 5, 2020.

Those interested should complete and submit the resolutions form, via email to Michael Scheffel at mscheffel@seedgrowers.ca who is compiling submissions on behalf of the Chair of the CSGA Resolutions Committee, Kevin Runnalls.

The electronic meeting platform being used for the AGM is designed primarily to facilitate member voting. Members who log into the platform will see and hear the AGM presenters and will be able to communicate with them and others via the platform text message/chat feature.

The resolution submission form includes space for a supporting rationale that will be read by the Chair of the Resolutions Committee when presenting the resolution to the AGM on your behalf.

Should you require assistance in completing and submitting the form, please contact Michael Scheffel at mscheffel@seedgrowers.ca.

 

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CSGA’s 2019 Annual Report is Now Available!

The Canadian Seed Growers’ Association Annual Report for the fiscal year 2019 is now available!

Read it here.

 

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In Case You Missed It! Amalgamation Ratification Package and Town Hall Registration

Over the last two weeks, we’ve invited you to learn more and get engaged on the proposed amalgamation of the CSGA with the Canadian Seed Trade Association, Canadian Seed Institute, Canadian Plant Technology Agency and Commercial Seed Analysts Association of Canada to form a new National Seed Organization, to be called Seeds Canada.

If you’ve missed our previous communications detailing the amalgamation ratification package, ways to learn more and how to cast your vote, please read this information webpage.

We understand that seed growers have questions about the amalgamation proposal. We are offering a series of virtual Town Hall sessions for you to learn more about the proposal, hear from CSGA leadership and have an opportunity to ask questions. Advanced registration is required and sessions will run through July and August.

The next session is on July 9 at 8am ET!  Register today.

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Seed Synergy Partner Webinars

Together, Seed Synergy partners are offering information webinars on Seeds Canada to help members learn more about the amalgamation proposal.

Plan to attend to hear from members of the Oversight Committee and the inaugural Seeds Canada Board of Directors.

Register here for sessions on July 9 and July 20 at 1pm in English, and July 16 at 1pm in French.

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Contact Us

CSGA staff is here to help and guide you. Don’t hesitate to contact us. Remember the CSGA national office operates in the Eastern Standard Time (EST) zone.

Telephone: (613) 236-0497, Fax: (613) 563-7855, Email: communications@seedgrowers.ca
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 8455, Ottawa, Ontario, K1G 3T1
Courier Address: 240 Catherine Street, Suite 202, Ottawa, Ontario, K2P 2G8
Visit https://seedgrowers.ca/contact-us/ for complete contact information for our staff members.