Saskatchewan Canola Development Commission
212-111 Research Drive
Saskatoon, SK, S7N 3R2
Past and Present SaskCanola (Saskatchewan Canola Development Commission) is a producer led organization, established in 1991 and supported by some 26,000 levy-paying Saskatchewan canola producers. Its mandate is to enhance canola producers’ competitiveness and profitability through research, market development, and communications activities. The board of directors is composed of six registered canola producers (click to meet the Board of Directors) that are elected by registered canola producers for a 3 year term. Elections are held annually in the fall. Vision Growing canola’s future for producer profitability. Mission To optimize canola producers’ competitiveness and profitability through a producer controlled fund which directs research, market development, extension and policy development. Funding A 75 cent ($0.75) per tonne levy on Saskatchewan produced canola is collected by buyers at the time of sale and forwarded to SaskCanola. Any change to the levy level requires approval at an annual general meeting following notification of all Saskatchewan canola producers. The levy is refundable upon request by the producer. Levy Dollars at Work for You The levy of 75 cents per tonne sent to SaskCanola, and administered by the producer led board of directors, helps your canola business: further explore and secure canola markets for producers nationally and internationally; continue agronomic success, by working on important research that benefits producer profitability; acquire the latest crop and farm business information through communications programs and services. Your levy dollars are often matched by federal and provincial government funds to ensure that market access programs, canola oil promotion programs and research project to benefit crop production are continued.
Organization Type: Not for Profit
Organization Area: Agriculture Production