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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: May 28, 2012
Titre: InfoBio May 2012


About the Standards Interpretation Committee:

  • 2012-2013 Budget allocated by CFIA
  • Reminder: Questions & Answers under public comment period
  • Guidelines on how to address a question to the SIC


Organic Value Chain Round Table - Government and organic sector industry representatives met May 7-8


OACC creates producer/researcher partnership


Organic Aquaculture Standards published


CBAN campaigns against GM apples

To read more, click on InfoBio May 2012

Date: May 10, 2012
Titre: New and Commented Questions and Answers - Standards Interpretation Committee

New Questions and Answers - SIC

The Organic Standards Interpretation Committee (SIC) provides interpretive guidance to the Canada Organic Office on issues related to the National Standards for Organic Agriculture (CAN/CGSB 32.310 and CAN/CGSB 32.311).

Click here to consult the proposed answers to questions, raised by organic stakeholders, regarding the National Standards for Organic Agriculture.

The proposed responses are subject to a 60 day comment period starting May 10th and closing July 10th 2012.
All comments regarding these answers should be sent to

Commented Questions and Answers

The Canada Organic Office has received comments about some of the answers posted under the public comment period ending January 30th 2012; the Standards Interpretation Committee considered all comments and, when appropriate, revised these answers. In some cases, comments did not result in a change in the Q&As.

Click here to consult the first list of the commented and/or revised Questions and Answers. These Q&As are final and not subject to further comments; they will be integrated into the final Q&As under the CCO website and OFC website.

Date: April 20, 2012
Titre: The Science of Organic Agriculture


The Organic Federation of Canada invites you to view


The Science of Organic Agriculture”,

a series of four videos shot

at the Canadian Organic Science Conference (COSC),
held in Winnipeg, Manitoba from February 21-23, 2012


Featuring Canadian organic scientists and producers sharing their experiences,
their vision, and mostly, their great dedication to the development of sound organic production systems in Canada.


The Impact of Research on Organic Agriculture


Organic Researchers in Canada and the United States


Organic Knowledge for the Future


Organic Farmers and Researchers Sharing Knowledge


You can also be at the Canadian Organic Science Conference...without actually having been there! To view all the presentations and conferences of the COSC, click here!

We invite you to enjoy viewing to the films and to share them with your community! Sharing weblinks shares knowledge!

Date: March 21, 2012
Titre: InfoBio March 2012


  • The first Canadian Organic Science Conference is a resounding success!
  • Use of antibiotics creates a variance in EU -US organic trade agreement
  • A judge rules against US and Canadian farmers in their suit against Monsanto

and more to read on Info-Bio March 2012!

Date: February 23, 2012
Titre: Invitation to OFC AGM

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



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

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

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
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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