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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: September 19, 2011
Titre: COO describes US/Canada and EU/Canada Equivalemcy Agreements

To help traders apply properly import/export trading rules of organic products, the Canada Organic Office has issued two official notices: one on the requirements linked to the US/Canada Organic Equivalency Agreement, the second one about the European Union/Canada Organic Equivalency Agreement. To read the notices click on US/Canada Equivalency Agreement and on EU/Canada Organic Equivalency Agreement.

Date: August 19, 2011
Titre: OFC Blog: What is the impact of having organic products that are not certified in intraprovincial markets?

Two years have passed since the implementation of the Canadian Organic Products Regulations (OPR) and the OFC thinks that time has come to assess the impact of the lack of intraprovincial organic regulations in a majority of Canadian provinces, as the OPR only apply to products that are traded on interprovincial and international markets.Quebec is the only province where the intraprovincial organic market is strictly regulated.
What is the impact of not having organic products regulated and certified in local markets? Does it reduce consumer confidence in the organic designation? Can it have an impact on the value of the organic premium?
You are invited to post your comment on this issue!
Thanks for your participation!

Date: July 2, 2011
Titre: Canada and EU agree organic equivalency

Canada and EU agree organic equivalency  -  No NOP certification in Canada : US faithful to the US-Canada Organic Equivalence Arrangement (USCOEA) -   Organic Maple Syrup: US and Canada standards not perceived as being equivalent

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Date: May 11, 2011
Titre: Survey Report on the Impact of the OPR

In the fall of 2010, the Organic Federation of Canada carried out a survey on the impact of the Organic Products Regulations (OPR) on the Canadian organic sector. The results of the survey indicate that many issues still need to be adressed. Click here to read the report of that survey.

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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