Members of Cereals Canada and the Canadian International Grains Institute (Cigi) have approved the amalgamation of both organizations.
“This merger brings together two strong organizations with a common vision to serve our members and build value for the Canadian cereals industry,” said Cereals Canada board chair Jean-Marc Ruest. “Cereals Canada and Cigi have already established a close working relationship supporting the promotion of Canadian wheat and this merger will strengthen the benefits of this relationship.”
Cereals Canada was formed in 2013 and represents members of the cereal value chain while Cigi was created in 1972 to support domestic and international processors with independent technical services such as end-use quality evaluations, milling and end-use support.
The consolidated organization will operate under the Cereals Canada name, and Cigi will maintain its brand as a division within the organization.
“The next major step will be the appointment of a CEO for the amalgamated organization,” said Cigi chair Trent Rude.