CRSB Insider: May 2019

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CRSB holds successful Semi-Annual in Winnipeg

Over 70 attendees provide valuable feedback to implement renewed Communications and Business Strategy

The Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB) held its 6th Semi-Annual meeting on April 25 in Winnipeg MB.  There was strong engagement representing CRSB membership and industry stakeholders including producers, processors, retail and foodservice, NGOs, agri-business, academic institutions, government and observers. 

CRSB was pleased to announce the addition of Kaley Segboer to CRSB’s staff team as Certification Framework Manager. In this role, Kaley will support the implementation and delivery of the CRSB’s Certified Sustainable Beef Framework.

The event included meetings of all CRSB’s Committees, its Council as well as the Semi-Annual Members’ meeting. 

“CRSB’s Semi-Annual meeting was a great success, with keen engagement from members across the beef value chain and beyond", says CRSB Chair and SK rancher Anne Wasko. The commitment of our diverse membership brings a wealth of expertise to the table, and we appreciate their willingness to openly share feedback that leads to advancement and continual improvement of beef sustainability in Canada. We are fortunate to have such dedicated committee and Council members, with over 70 individuals who collectively represent 65% of the CRSB’s membership and observers. We now have renewed strategies to move forward, and we look forward to supporting the beef supply chain as demand and momentum builds for sustainable sourcing through our Certified Sustainable Beef Framework.


The Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB) is the go-to forum for sustainability conversations. Part of this work includes compiling and communicating projects that advance sustainability in the Canadian beef industry.

In order to support improvements in future updates of the National Beef Sustainability Assessments (NBSA), CRSB is profiling projects that build on the goals identified in the National Beef Sustainability Strategy, submitted through an annual survey.

We encourage anyone across Canada involved in a project that demonstrates, pilots or promotes beef sustainability, and is aligned with the goals of the National Beef Sustainability Strategy to complete the survey.  Approved projects will be highlighted on CRSB's new Projects Inventory page on (coming soon), with an opportunity to be highlighted in our new Project Spotlight section of this newsletter.

* NOTE: CRSB membership is not required to participate.

Click here for more information and to complete the survey.  This inventory survey will be active every year in April -May to maintain the flow of information, and to foster continual improvement.

DEADLINE: May 31, 2019

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