What is AWSA?

The Agrichemical Warehousing Standards Association (AWSA) was founded, and is managed by warehouse operators, manufacturers, distributors and governments working together. Its mission is the continuous improvement of agrichemical warehouse performance in Canada through the establishment of standards to improve environmental protection, working conditions and business risk. This is accomplished by ensuring that crop protection products are stored in certified warehouses. Warehouses are audited every two years by auditors who are specially trained and certified. The Standards are enforced through the diligent issuing and withdrawing of certificates by AWSA. Agrichemical manufacturers will not ship product to uncertified warehouses. In addition AWSA informs, educates and communicates with stakeholders and provides other services as required.

Board of Directors 2020


Darren Fawns
Nutrien Ag Solutions (Canada) Inc.

Steve Rongits – Chair
FS Partners, a division of GROWMARK Inc.

Rob Helm
Sprucedale Agromart Ltd.

Jaimie Plesiuk
Richardson Pioneer

Darren Cameron
Federated Co-operatives Ltd.


Kirk Moffat

Lars Peterson
Cargill Limited


Pamela Harper
FMC Corporation

Lana Zdunich
BASF Canada

Adam Parsons
Bayer CropScience Canada

David Kuypers
Syngenta Canada

Public Warehouser

Terry Rhode
Acropolis Warehouseing Inc.


Danielle Neisz
Saskatchewan Agriculture

AWSA’s management company is Funnel Communications Inc. Located in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Funnel Communications is a full-service association management company providing service to over 10 different associations. Please note our office address:

189 Queen Street East, Suite 1, Toronto, ON M5A 1S2