About Atlas Growers

We Plan to Produce the Best Medical Cannabis in Canada

Become a Patient Today and Start Living Your Life

Atlas Growers is a Canadian medical cannabis production company located in the heart of the prairies near Edmonton, Alberta. We strive to improve people’s lives by producing the highest grade, pharmaceutically viable cannabis flower and related cannabis products while simultaneously leading the industry on the science behind the historically misunderstood and misrepresented cannabis plant.

Founded in 2015, Atlas is nearing completion on the construction of a state of the art, purpose built 38,000 square foot facility and laboratory, designed to grow and process the highest-grade of cannabis and cannabis-based products possible. The technology incorporated into the building and industry-leading cultivation practices are coupled with a fully indoor, climate-controlled environment to enable the customizable ecosystems needed to properly cultivate the cannabis plant at maximum efficiency. We have 160 acres of land at our disposal and are currently engineering three, 350,000 square foot expansions to ultimately have nearly 1,100,000 square feet of growing space, with the business being on track to ship our first products in November 2018.

With a talented team of educated, experienced and dedicated members, a growing list of exciting new partnerships, and our state-of-the-art cannabis production facility and laboratory, we hope to re-write the book on what is known about cannabis, isolate and understand the myriad of medically viable phytochemicals it produces.

Meet Our Team

Sheldon Croome

President & CEO

Sheldon is a Co-Founder and Founding Director of Atlas Growers, business professional, marketing consultant and entrepreneur who is driven to innovate, create and manage. Currently seated on the board of directors at two firms, Sheldon brings over seven years of corporate management experience to Atlas Growers.

Clint Weir

Vice President of Business Development

Clint is a Co-Founder and Founding Director of Atlas Growers and has a long history of experience in the oilfield and construction industry beginning in 1987. A few years after, he entered an apprenticeship program at NAIT, obtaining a Journeyman Red Seal designation as Steamfitter/Pipefitter in 1994 and later obtained a second class Gasfitter designation.

Jeffrey R. Gossain

Vice President of Operations

Jeffrey is a Professional Engineer and Founding Director of Atlas Growers. He has eight years of experience working with construction companies and managing equipment assets in excess of $300 million. He also helped implement, test and expand the SAP ERP system for a large company.

Jim Hole

Vice President of Cultivation

Jim is Alberta’s most articulate horticulturist – and one of the most knowledgeable. He is ardent about plants, the environment and business. His passion inspires audience members to “get down and dirty” and to regenerate their lives with horticulture.

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He has been featured in news articles, radio interviews, and on television following his successful business pitch on the Canadian TV series Dragon’s Den in 2013.

He has worked with and directed both small and large business teams to bring start up businesses to new levels both nationally and internationally. Sheldon has extensive experience operating production and distribution in government controlled industries. His past six years have involved extensive cooperation with both provincial and national government bodies to allow his affiliated businesses to import, export, market, and distribute within tightly controlled and regulated markets.

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Shortly after obtaining a trade certificate he moved into a supervisory role in 1995. From there, Clint spent seven years acting as a contract superintendent, Trade Foreman and client representative on projects ranging from gas plants, oil batteries, cement plants, pump stations and co-generation facilities. In 2002, Clint moved into Construction Management working at the contractor level and eventually taking the role as Chief Inspector for EnCana Corporation from 2003-2007. In late 2007, Clint achieved the role of Senior Construction Manager at Willbros Canada Major Projects Group. In 2011, Clint accepted the position as Division Manager for Big Country Energy Services Project Division and shortly thereafter was promoted to VP of Projects in 2013. Under Clint’s direction, the Projects group expanded its operations into most of Western Canada, employing upwards of 275 employees and generating $145 million in annual revenue.
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In addition, Jeffrey has a business that creates and manages mobile applications in the Health and Fitness industry, with one mobile app recently making the list of top fitness apps globally.
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In addition to running Hole’s Greenhouse and writing bestselling books and newspaper columns for the Edmonton Journal and Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Jim can be heard on CBC radio and seen on various TV stations. His humour and engaging spirit are legendary, making him a highly sought-after speaker nation-wide.

Board Of Directors

Peter Elzinga

Chairman

Mr. Elzinga has a long career in politics, serving as Deputy Premier of Alberta, Executive Director of the Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta, MLA for Sherwood Park and held several cabinet positions during his time as MLA, including Minister of Agriculture. He served twelve years in the Parliament of Canada and sat on the Board of Directors for Servus Credit Union and EPCOR.

Cale Alacer

Founding Director

Cale is a strategy and operations consultant who holds a Professional Engineer designation. He has several years of engineering and management consulting experience and excels at business administration, operations, project management and technical design. He has a wide range of experience including assisting medium to large companies with market entry research, strategy development, organizational design, process development and improvement, cost optimization, change management and stakeholder engagement, transactions and divestitures and the implementation of performance measurement systems.

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His clients have included industry regulators, hospitals, banks, energy companies, mining companies and government entities. He is Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certified with Black Belt training. Complimenting Cale’s consulting capabilities is his experience working in the production division of an equipment manufacturing firm.

Jim Courtney

Director

Mr. Courtney is president of Courtney Corp, with investments in all sectors of the Canadian and Global economy. He has a history of creating a culture of innovation and advancement for both internal and external shareholders. He has been CEO of the CBI group of companies that included an engineering company (Sparta Engineering), a manufacturing company (CBI Manufacturing) and a US sales subsidiary (RC Industries).

Why Medical Cannabis?

Over 20 years ago, medical researchers made an astounding discovery: There is a part of the human brain that responds to the chemicals contained in cannabis. The scientists named it the endocannabinoid system.

They perceived that the endocannabinoid system actually plays a role in the body’s many functions, including the heart, the digestive, the endocrine, the immune, as well as the nervous systems. This discovery generated tremendous interest and scientists around the world have undertaken or are pursuing numerous medical studies to see how these chemicals can help patients who have a variety of conditions that affect these body systems.

Thanks to the results of this medical research, family practitioners across Canada can now prescribe cannabis use for therapeutic applications.

One of Atlas Growers’ priorities is to facilitate further scientific research on medical cannabis through strategic partnerships with local agricultural professionals as well as Canadian universities.  The goal of this research is to provide clinical, reliable data to Canadians and the world as this new market evolves. By doing so,  Atlas offers opportunities for healing and hope. We want to help keep our neighbours healthy and our community growing.

What Do We Believe?

Atlas Growers wants everyone to be able to enjoy their families, careers, and life’s adventures pain free. Canadians should be able to rise every morning, to feel great about their lives, and to make every moment special. Atlas Growers cares about your health, and our caring mentality makes us unique and sets us apart from other cannabis providers.

Atlas believes in a world where people have access to both the medicine they need as well as the freedom to enjoy cannabis in a safe way recreationally.  We believe that Canadians should be informed and kept abreast of the latest research and information on medical cannabis, as well as the legal status for recreational use.

Our Commitment to Your Privacy

At Atlas Growers, privacy is paramount. We are committed to protecting the privacy of those who visit our website, make inquiries, and order our products—whether you are a patient, medical professional, or other customer, your personal information is securely protected.

Our Expertise

We pride ourselves on having the best agricultural knowledge in Canada. Our growers are not black market basement growers, but instead professional agriculturalists holding the highest level of knowledge and experience available in Canada. At Atlas, we believe that standardized, consistent product quality is key to patient satisfaction. In order to achieve this, we are focused on strict quality control and industry leading agricultural practices that will provide consistent and premium final products.  By using only natural ingredients and sophisticated processes, we can ensure safety and the highest quality for our customers. Atlas Growers is committed to environmental responsibility from the time a seed is planted to the time it arrives on our customers’ doorstep.