The five Seed Synergy partners are 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). Over the past five years, these groups have worked together on a vision to create the next generation seed system in Canada. In the summer of 2020, members of the five organizations voted on an amalgamation proposal to become one new national seed organization, Seeds Canada. Four out of the five organizations voted in favour. One organization, the Canadian Seed Growers’ Association, did not vote in favour.

The four seed organizations that did vote in favour will proceed with amalgamation to become one new, national organization. Pending board and membership approval, Seeds Canada will become a new entity in February 2021. To learn more about the new amalgamation plan, please visit: seedscanada.seedinnovation.ca.