Board of Directors

Hubert Beaudry, President

Mike Christie, Vice President

Jennifer MacDonald, Treasurer

Steve Lake

John Kidd

Will Runnalls

Kurtis Schill

Ralph Voisin



Box 106, Markdale, ON  N0C 1H0


Carrie James, General Manager - Markdale


Directors contribute to 5 Canola Board meetings annually as well as appointments to various committees and external organizations.

Appointments to the OCGA board are 3 year terms for a maximum of 3 terms.

OCGA is represented on the Canadian Canola Growers Association, Farm and Food Care, the Ontario Agricultural Commodity Council and the Ontario Grain Financial Protection Program.

District Representatives
District #1 
Bruce, Huron, Perth and Counties

Mike Christie - Tara

Jeff Kobe - Port Elgin

Craig Reid, Hanover

Dieter Vermue - Paisley

Ralph Voisin - Hanover

District #2
Brant, Elgin, Essex, Haldimand, Hamilton, Halton, Kent, Lambton, Middlesex, Oxford, Niagara, Norfolk, Waterloo, and Wellington Counties

Carl Brubacher, Arthur

Steve Lake, Elora

Brad Martin, Gowanstown

Jonathon Sammons

Kurtis Schill, Arthur

Mike Schill, Palmerston

District #3
Grey, Dufferin, Durham, Peel, Manitoulin, Northumberland, Peterborough, Simcoe and eastern Ontario counties.

Jeff Curry, Owen Sound

Jennifer Doelman, Douglas

John Kidd, Melancthon

Jennifer MacDonald, Markdale

James McKinlay, Ravenna

Brian Wiley, Meaford

Algoma, Cocharane, Nippising, Rainy River, Sudbury, Thunder Bay, and Timiskaming Counties
District #4

Hubert Beaudry, Cache Bay

Simon Cloutier, Earlton

Frank Delorme, Verner

Tanja Gahwiler, New Liskeard

Dennis Jibb, New Liskeard

Bob Miller, Earlton

Terry Phillips, New Liskeard

Willie Runnals, New Likseard

District Representatives are appointed for 3 year terms and attend the annual District Reps meeting in January (day before OCGA Annual Meeting).

They are valued members of the OCGA team, contributing an important outreach role in each of their geographical areas.

Ontario Canola Growers Association Mandate
The Ontario Canola Growers Association strives to support Ontario canola producers through:
  • Direction of canola related research
  • Communication of canola production and research information
  • Producer education programs
  • Acting as Ontario canola growers' voice to industry and government.
  • Encouragement of market opportunities suitable to Ontario canola production.