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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.

Of particular interest

Date: February 23, 2012
Titre: Invitation to OFC AGM
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OFC AGM Friday February 24th at 1 pm CST

We invite all Canadian organic stakeholders to attend the 2011-2012 OFC AGM

February 24th, from 1 pm to 3 pm CST, at the Ambassador D meeting room of the Canad Inns Destination Centre Fort Garry Hotel, 1824 Pembina Hwy, Winnipeg, MB, or by teleconference.

Dial-in numbers: 866-613-5223 or 416-204-9354

Access Code: 9610448

Clck here to read the AGM Agenda,  SIC Activity report 2011-2012, OFC Financial Results 2010-2011

 

Welcome!

Date: December 1, 2011
Titre: December InfoBio Headlines
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Organic Sector Needs Support says Ted Zettel at the Standing Committee on Agriculture. Read more here

 

Canadian GM canola has escaped into wilds of North Dakota. Read more

 

Low Level Presence of real public debates on the GMO issues in Canada. OFC opposes low level presence of non authorized GMOs - Click here to read OFC position paper

 

SIC: Questions and answers awaiting your comments. Click on COO Website to read new Q&As

 

OFC Blog: No "Certified organic" Claim on products certified to the COR: what is your opinion?

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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