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Grain Financial Protection Board

Ministry
Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
URL
http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/open/gfpb.html
Address
AGRICORP, 1ST FLR NE, 1 STONE RD W,, PO BOX 3660 STN CENTRAL
GUELPH
N1H8M4
Phone
(519) 826-3949
Fax
(519) 826-3367
Background
FARM PRODUCTS PAYMENTS ACT, RSO 1990, C. F.10, S. 2 (opens a new window)
REG. 70/12, S. 4 (opens a new window)
Function

The Board collects fees, administers compensation funds and approves claims made against the Funds. The Funds were set up under the Grain Financial Protection Program to protect producers of grain corn, soybeans, wheat and canola in the event of defaults on payment by licensed buyers.

Membership

The Minister appoints not fewer than five members and may designate one of the members as chair and another as vice-chair.

Qualifications

Candidates should have expert knowledge of the grain industry in Ontario, including working knowledge of grain trading in Ontario / North America. Financial, board governance and risk management experience are considered assets.

Term

Members are appointed for a term of up to 3 years and are eligible for reappointment.

Meetings
The board meets two or three times a year, depending on the number of claims.
Remuneration

Appointees are remunerated according to Schedule A, Level 2 of the Agencies and Appointments Directive.

Appointments & Vacancies

No. Position Member Term Location
1. Chair (Part-Time) DAVE BUTTENHAM
18-Sep-2020 - 17-Sep-2023
rockwood
2. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) HENRY VAN ANKUM
31-Aug-2019 - 30-Aug-2022
alma
3. Member (Part-Time) MARKUS HAERLE
02-Jan-2019 - 01-Jan-2022
st. isidore
4. Member (Part-Time) JEFF HARRISON
22-May-2019 - 21-May-2022
quinte west
5. Member (Part-Time) JENNIFER DOELMAN
26-Jun-2019 - 25-Jun-2022
douglas
6. Member (Part-Time) JENNIFER MACDONALD
13-Mar-2020 - 12-Mar-2023
markdale
7. Member (Part-Time) PAUL HAZZARD
21-Aug-2020 - 20-Aug-2023
bright's grove
8. Member (Part-Time) LINDSAY MENICH
27-Oct-2020 - 26-Oct-2023
vanessa
9. Member (Part-Time) NADINE SCHWANDT
27-Oct-2020 - 26-Oct-2023
hanover
10. Member (Part-Time) RON CAMPBELL
05-Feb-2021 - 04-Feb-2024
elora
11. Member (Part-Time) TYLER MCBLAIN
21-Aug-2021 - 20-Aug-2024
caledonia
12. Member (Part-Time)