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Bringing together all the key players in Canada's organic industry to ensure excellent standards and regulations that stimulate the growth of Canada's organic sector, which is good for the environment, the consumer, family farms and rural communities.

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Date: November 19, 2018
Titre: 2020 Revision Work of the Canadian Organic Standards
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1st Consultation with the Organic Industry

 

The revision of the Canadian Organic Standard is underway. 

 

The OFC can now present the decisions made at the first meeting of the Committee on Organic Agriculture of the Canadian General Standards Board (TC) held October 29, 2018.

 

Click here to read the TC decisions and to submit your comments

 

Date: October 29, 2018
Titre: Behind the Scenes of the Standards Review
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Snapshot of livestock issues

 

The process of reviewing the Canadian Organic Standards every five years gives Canadians, whether they are farmers, organic inspectors or consumers, the chance to have their say in how we define “organic.” 

 

Here is a glimpse of the work done behind the scenes – a snapshot of the Livestock Working Group, which is chaired by François Labelle and includes ranchers, farmers, organic inspectors, agronomists and a veterinarian.

 

Read more

 

Date: October 8, 2018
Titre: Review of the Canadian Organic Standards
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The review is launched!

 

Hugh Martin remains Chair and ensures continuity between revisions

 

The Review Process

  • consult the list of petitions
  • the list of Working Group participants
  • the Review team

Click here to read InfoBio

 

Date: October 2, 2018
Titre: InfoBio - SIC Public Comment - Call for nominations
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Standards Interpretation Committee

  • New public comment period – October 2nd to November 2nd 2018
  • REMINDER - Public comment  - September 5th to  October 5th 2018
  • You are invited to submit nominations for the Standards Interpretation Committee

 

Click here to read InfoBio

Date: September 5, 2018
Titre: InfoBio September 2018
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The power of partnership

 

On a smoky Friday morning, August 24th at 9:00 am in Mara, BC, Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, made a major announcement for the Canadian organic industry.

 

You can watch this interesting announcement on YouTube – https://youtu.be/siDyorVhLlI

 

Standards Interpretation Committee

New public comment period

Click here   to read and comment on new answers provided by the SIC.

Interpretation of the Canadian Organic Standards

The Canadian Standards Interpretation Committee answers your questions.

 

Click here to see the answers provided by the Committee to questions raised by the organic sector.

 

Do you want to address a question to the Committee? Follow the link.

Canadian Organic Inputs Directory

OrganicInputs.ca

OFC has launched the Canadian Organic Inputs Directory (COID).

Visit the site now and give it a try!

Manufacturers of inputs suitable for organic agriculture can contact us to find out how to get their product listed.

The Canadian Organic Input Directory is being administered by Peppersoft Inc.

(A French version of the site is coming soon)

On our blog

Date: October 30, 2014
Title: TO CERTIFY OR NOT TO CERTIFY: THE PERSPECTIVE OF SMALL-SCALE ORGANIC FARMERS
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Local + organic -  A win-win situation for growers, consumers and the environment.

Small-scale organic farmers represent the face of the Canadian organic industry—at the farmers’ market, CSA drop-off and at the restaurant back door. Many of these farmers, however, are not certified organic.

 

The Working Group on Small Scale Organic Certification has drafted two organic certification models that aim to be attainable for a small-scale producer focusing mainly on direct sales (farm-gate, CSA, farmer’s market, etc.): the Peer Certification Model and the Organic Affidavit model. 

 

What do you perceive to be the strengths and/or weaknesses of these models? Which would be more appropriate for your farm?  Should either model include random third-party inspections—and if so, to what extent?

Share your perspective on OFC's Blog!

Date: September 28, 2012
Title: PROTECT ORGANIC AGRICULTURE
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How to Prevent and Manage
GMO Contamination Risks

Today, the OFC invites you to voice your concerns and share your opinions about how to prevent and manage GMO contamination risks.

 

Do you have GMO contamination issues or concerns on your own organic operation? What would help you prevent and mitigate GMO contamination?
The OFC Blog is ready to collect your thoughts.

 

 

Let us know what you think should be the next step taken to help protect the integrity of organic products and Canada’s pristine natural environments!

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