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The Saskatchewan Bison Association (SBA) was established on July 27, 1991 to promote the bison industry and to represent the interests of bison producers. The association is managed by a nine-member board of directors. Administrative services are provided through a contract with the Canadian Bison Association located in
A Vision for the
Our vision reflects the preferred future state for the
To make a difference for our members and the bison industry.
The mission of the Saskatchewan Bison Association is to facilitate opportunities for the
The Values of the
- Leadership: we are responsible for providing strong leadership and will do our best to be informed and have the knowledge to achieve results for our members.
- Positive: we strive to always be positive and look to find possible solutions and effective ways of doing business.
- Trust:we are confident that others will do as they say they will and trust that will contribute to a positive outcome or future.
- Respect: we respect our organization and it members and we respect each other as individuals.
- Accountable: We acknowledge and assume responsibility for our actions and decisions.
- Integrity: we are open, honest, responsible and transparent in all of interactions and in a manner consistent with our values and beliefs.
Strategic Priorities for the
Five interrelated, mutually supportive strategic priorities are at the heart of the
- Board and Association Development
- Increased Visibility and Awareness
- Resource Development
- Voice for the Industry
- Programs and Services for Members
Strategic Priority: Board and Association Development
- develop a Board Orientation Manual
- develop a plan for the recruitment, training and retention of volunteers
- review Association Bylaws every five years and revise as necessary
- develop a plan to strengthen member engagement
- develop a plan for Board development and training
- create an annual Board work plan
Strategic Priority: Increased Visibility and Awareness
- continue to develop and deliver producer sessions
- print materials
- industry information
- Bison Advantage
- promotional items
- create content for SBA page on the website and for the electronic newsletter
- develop and distribute up to date marketing materials
Strategic Priority: Resource Development
- continue with the benchmarking program
- develop partnerships with like-minded organizations to minimize costs for programs
- develop Bison 101 and Bison 102 and a plan for delivery to reinforce sustainability and profitability
- identify and apply for provincial funding programs as appropriate
- develop a plan to increase consumer awareness on the benefits of bison
Strategic Priority: Voice for the Industry
- continue to maintain partnerships with other agricultural organizations
- actively promote Association and industry accomplishments and achievements
- actively participate in government sponsored events
- develop a plan for community visibility
Strategic Priority: Programs and Services for Members
- provide regular updates and pricing information through newsletter
- develop a process to provide more support to producers regarding regulated services
- develop a Research Committee to identify priorities for research in collaboration with the CBA
- survey producers to identify needs for information