Governance

Board of Directors 2022-23

Canadian Agricultural Safety Association

CASA is governed by a Board of Directors made up of seven people elected by its members, who represent various sectors of the farming community. Members of the Board of Directors are elected for a three-year term. The president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer are elected annually by the board of directors.

Dan Trottier

Chair

Tatonga Inc.
Box 25134
Red Deer, AB T4R 2M2

ph: (403) 347-0005
fx: (403) 350-6000

Term ends October 2023

Wendy Bennett

Vice Chair

AgSafe
Suite 311, 9440-202 St.
Langley, BC V1M 4A6

ph: (604) 881-6078
fx: (604) 881-6079

Term ends October 2023

Dean Anderson

Treasurer

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services
Ontario Agri-Centre
101 – 100 Stone Road West
Guelph, ON N1G 5L3

ph: (519) 823-2828 x4030
fx: (519) 823-8880

Term ends October 2024

Peter Sykanda

Secretary

Ontario Federation of Agriculture
200 Hanlon Creek Boulevard
Guelph, ON N1C 0A1

ph: (519) 820-6728

Term ends October 2024

Bruce James

AGI
4 Capital Circle
Saskatoon, SK, S7R 0H4

ph: (306) 380-8076

Term ends October 2025

Jonathan Giret

Elite Agri Solutions Inc.
247 Min Street
Glencoe, ON N0L 1M0

ph: (519) 953-4479

Term ends October 2025

Carolyn Van Den Heuvel

Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture
7 Atlantic Central Drive
East Mountain, NS B6L 2Z2

ph: (902) 893-2293
fx: (902) 893-7063

Term ends October 2024

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Past Chairs of CASA’s Board of Directors

  • Carolyn Van Den Heuvel
    2019-20 & 2020-21
  • Wendy Bennett
    2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18 & 2018-19
  • Dean Anderson
    2014-15
  • Denis Bilodeau
    2013-14
  • Dean Anderson
    2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, & 2012-13
  • Bruce Johnson
    2007-08 & 2008-09
  • Glen Blahey
    2004-05, 2005-06 & 2006-07
  • Judy Guernsey
    2002-03 & 2003-04
  • Cathy Vanstone
    1999-2000 & 2000-01
  • Bob Allen
    1996-97, 1997-98 & 1998-99
  • James Dosman
    1993-94, 1994-95 & 1995-96

Board of Directors 2021-22

FarmSafe Foundation

The FarmSafe Foundation is led by a Board of Directors composed of a cross-section of the agricultural industry. Board members are appointed by the CASA Board to represent CASA’s charitable wing.

Dean Anderson

Chair
Strategic Advisor, Agriculture with Workplace Safety & Prevention Services

Erin McGregor

Vice Chair
Stewardship and Policy Manager for Syngenta Canada

Andrea Lear

President, Secretary/Treasurer
Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association

Melissa Parkinson

Secretary
Sales Campaign Excellence Manager for BASF

Jim Feeny

Communications Consultant

Marcel Hacault

Retired Executive Director of the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association

Todd Klink

Executive Vice-President and Chief Marketing Officer with Farm Credit Canada (FCC)

Position Vacant

Past Chairs of FarmSafe Foundation’s Board of Directors

  • Bruce Johnson
    2015–16
  • Bruce Johnson
    2014–15
  • Bruce Johnson
    2013–14
  • Bruce Johnson
    2012–13