Canadian International Grains Institute

Organization

Our Vision

Global recognition of Canadian grain and field crops as the preferred choice for end-use product application.

Our Mission

To increase utilization opportunities for Canadian grain and field crops through superior knowledge, technical expertise, industry leadership and collaboration, innovative processing solutions, and targeted training.

Board of Directors

Cigi is governed by a board of directors representing the provincial wheat commissions and grain handlers/exporters.

Kevin Bender
Chair
Alberta Wheat Commission
Brent Watchorn
Vice Chair
Richardson International Limited
Jim Smolik
Secretary
Cargill Canada
Drew Baker
Director
Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association
Harvey Brooks
Director
Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission
Bill Gehl
Director
Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission
Trent Rude
Director
Viterra
Jean-Marc Ruest
Director
Richardson International Limited
Gary Stanford
Director
Alberta Wheat Commission
Ward Weisensel
Director
G3 Canada Limited

Staff

A multi-disciplinary Cigi staff team combine industry knowledge and experience with specialized training to offer a unique variety of capabilities and expertise. Click here for a list of staff.

Our Funders

Western Canadian Farmers
Alberta Wheat Commission
Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association
Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission
Grain Handlers/Exporters
Cargill Canada
G3 Canada Limited
Inland Terminal Association of Canada
Parrish and Heimbecker, Ltd.
Paterson Grain
Richardson International Limited
Viterra, Inc.
Government of Canada
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Project Partners
In addition to its core funders, Cigi also receives funding designated for specific projects from various industry sources.