Canadian Grain Commission
Site of early Board of Grain Commission office in Fort William.
Protecting Canadian Grain System
Established in 1912 as the Board of Grain Commissioners, the CGC came into being to protect Canadian grain farmers and ensure product quality for our customers. For over 100 years, the staff--which included inspectors, weighers, auditors, researchers and others--continues to meet these objectives.
The Canadian Government grain display in Bologna, Italy 1932.
A Canadian Grain Commission grain sampler uses a grain probe in a wooden boxcar.
Canadian Grain Commission grain samplers holding sampling probes. Photo taken in 1914.
A Canadian Grain Commission employee showing grain samples to a foreign delegation.
A sampling committee viewing grain samples.
Three Canadian Grain Commission employees posing in front of the CGC touring van.
A Canadian Grain Commission inspector at work doing a visual inspection of a grain sample. Inspection offices were always situated near bright natural light.
A Canadian Grain Commission sampler on his way into a boxcar with a sampling probe. He is holding onto what was called a "grain door" that all grain boxcars were fitted with.
A Canadian Grain Commission weighman using manual scales on the elevator hopper. Photo taken in 1953.
A group of Canadian Grain Commission inspectors at work doing visual inspections at the Winnipeg Inspection Lab.
A Canadian Grain Commission employee standing next to large grain sample bags. The man holds a sampling probe. You can see the holes along the probe that grain falls into when the parts of the probe are twisted.
Canadian Grain Commission employees Brian Storry, Colin Nacey, and Mike Jaroway among the shelves of grain sample tins.
Photo of a Canadian Grain Commission display.
Photo of a Canadian Grain Commission display with V. Martens.
Canadian Grain Commission inspectors demonstrating a visual inspection.
A Canadian Grain Commission employee using a grain milling machine. A variety of tests like this were performed on grain samples to determine their quality.
A Canadian Grain Commission employee doing chemical testing in the Grain Research Lab.
Multiple Canadian Grain Commission samplers entering wooden boxcars with sampling probes.
Sam Rudyk (middle) with a Russian delegation. In the grain industry's early years, Russia was one of Canada's major customers.