Grain Growers of Canada welcomes interim leadership as executive director departs for new role

April 18, 2023 (Ottawa, ON) – The Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) bids farewell to Erin Gowriluk, its executive director, as she moves on to become the president of the Canada Grain Council. Tyler Bjornson & Associates will provide interim leadership effective April 17 while the organization searches for a new executive director.

During her five-year tenure, Gowriluk has been a leading voice on critical issues facing Canadian grain farmers.

“It has been an absolute privilege to work alongside such passionate and dedicated individuals who have an unwavering commitment to advancing the interests of Canadian grain farmers,” she said.

“I want to express my sincere thanks to the GGC board of directors, staff and members for their steadfast support throughout my tenure. I look forward to following their progress and seeing the organization reach new heights.”

GGC chair Andre Harpe thanked Gowriluk for her dedicated service to the organization.

“Erin has been a tireless advocate for Canadian grain farmers, and her leadership has been instrumental in advancing the interests of our members,” he said. “We wish her all the best in her new role.”

Harpe also expressed his confidence in Bjornson’s ability to ensure a seamless transition.

“Tyler and his team have a proven track record of providing strong leadership during transition periods, and we are confident in their ability to continue advancing the interests of our members,” he said.

GGC has established a hiring committee to lead the process of finding a new Executive Director, which includes the GGC executive and two additional directors. A job posting and call for interested applications will be published on the GGC website and other social media in the coming days.

GGC is committed to supporting Canadian grain farmers and looks forward to continuing its work on their behalf.


For more information, contact:

Hayley Stacey
Communications Lead
P: 204-804-3333