This is the 50th anniversary of the canola industry association. In 1967, growers, seed developers, processors and exporters formed the Rapeseed Association of Canada, forerunner to the Canola Council of Canada. It is the first industry association in Canada to encompass all links of a value chain.
Explore the whole canola timeline at canolahistory.ca.
The site also includes videos, leadership past and present, and a chance to share your own canola story.
Over the past 50 years, canola has become the most important crop in Canada. It now contributes $26.7 billion per year to the Canadian economy. Read the Canola Impact Study.