Seed Synergy Partners Move Closer to Building Canada’s Next-Gen Seed System

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The following piece is from our sister publication, Germination.

On Friday, June 19, five national seed industry associations took the next step towards becoming one new national association. The five organizations, the Canadian Plant Technology Agency (CPTA); the Commercial Seed Analysts Association of Canada (CSAAC); the Canadian Seed Growers’ Association (CSGA); the Canadian Seed Institute (CSI); and the Canadian Seed Trade Association (CSTA), have now shared the detailed ratification package with their respective memberships for their votes.

The new organization will be called Seeds Canada and it will bring together these organizations for greater efficiency and a common purpose: a stronger, united voice for Canada’s seed sector.

Over the past year, the seed sector partners have been working closely together to prepare the information needed for members to make this important decision. The ratification package includes details about the amalgamation, bylaws, finances, and governance structure.

Now, the priority turns to member engagement and ensuring that members have all the information they need before they vote. The partners have launched an updated website and a series of webinars, member meetings and communications will take place in the coming weeks and months. Please visit each association website for details on upcoming vote dates.

Voting will take place over the summer. Members now have the opportunity to get informed, cast their ballots and help create the future of Canada’s seed sector.