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, contact Latona Nicholson.

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, K1G 3T1, Canada
Tel: (613) 236-0497
Fax: (613) 563-7855
General email: seeds@seedgrowers.ca

Courier Address:
240 Catherine Street, Suite 202, Ottawa, Ontario, K2P 2G8, Canada

National Office Staff

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Glyn Chancey

Executive Director
Tel: (613) 236-0497 Ext. 224
gchancey@seedgrowers.ca

Glyn Chancey 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 3500 members nationally and internationally.

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Pam Coles

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

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

 

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Caroline Lafontaine

Managing Director, Communications and Member Services
Tel: (613) 236-0497 Ext. 225
clafontaine@seedgrowers.ca

Caroline reports to the Executive Director. She manages CSGA’s communication, education activities, media inquiries and services to members.

 

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Doug Miller

Managing Director, Certification and Technology Services
Tel: (613) 236-0497 Ext. 228
dmiller@seedgrowers.ca

Doug Miller reports directly to the Executive Director and manages CSGA’s seed crop certification program and related IM/IT support services.  He works closely with seed growers and the seed industry to provide ongoing operational support and guidance on certification and related issues.

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Mike Scheffel

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

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.

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Gail Harris

Senior Standards Officer
Tel: (613) 236-0497 Ext. 227
gharris@seedgrowers.ca

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

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Gaye O’Bertos

Executive Assistant and Event Planner
Tel: (613) 236-0497 Ext. 221
gobertos@seedgrowers.ca

Gaye reports to the Executive Director and coordinates the organization’s core work planning and reporting activities. She is also the CSGA’s event planner and organizes the CSGA Annual General Meeting as well as its Executive Committee and Board of Director meetings.

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Latona Nicholson

Membership Coordinator
Tel: (613) 236-0497 Ext. 231
lnicholson@seedgrowers.ca

Latona reports to the Managing Director of Communications and Member Services and provides support to the Managing Director of Certification and Technology Services. She provides a wide range of direct support to members.

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Brianna Chouinard

Operations and Policy Officer
Tel: (613) 236-0497 Ext. 230
bchouinard@seedgrowers.ca

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.

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Emmanuel Fondi

Operations and Policy Officer
Tel: (613) 236-0497 Ext. 226
efondi@seedgrowers.ca

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

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Grant Bolton

Policy and Operations Officer
Tel: (613) 236-0497 Ext. 229
gbolton@seedgrowers.ca

Grant reports to the Managing Director of Certification and Technology Services. He provides a wide range of direct support to members.

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Justin Blake

Policy and Operations Officer
Tel: (613) 236-0497 Ext. 235
jblake@seedgrowers.ca

Justin reports to the Managing Director of Communications and Member Services and provides support to the Managing Director of Certification and Technology Services and Managing Director of Finances and Administration. He provides a wide range of direct support to members.

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Randy Preater

Special Advisor

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

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