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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 17, 2020
Titre: Standards Interpretation Committee

New Public Comment Period

from February 17 to March 17, 2020


  • When organic layers are pasture raised throughout the grazing season can they be overwintered in barns without popholes or other means of accessing the outdoors?


  • If a grower covered the soil in a greenhouse container system and then sprayed a prohibited substance, can the soil be used in containers in subsequent cropping cycles if tests show that it does not contain any residues of the prohibited substance?


  • Are the restrictions in the formulant listings in Table 4.2 & 4.3 only applicable when formulants are specifically mentioned in an annotation? Or do the annotations for formulants apply whenever a substance contains a formulant?


  • May calcium chloride be used as an ingredient in beer making?


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

The proposed responses are subject to a 30-day comment period from February 17 to March 17, 2020.

Date: February 4, 2020
Titre: Review of the Canadian Organic Standards


The issue of bee feeding submitted to the review 


Click here to read more

Date: January 15, 2020
Titre: Review of the Canadian Organic Standards


Work continues on the revision of the Standard


The OFC is pleased to report on the key changes presented to the Technical Committee December 18, 2019 and resulting from the comments submitted during the 90-day public consultation on the proposed changes to the Canada Organic Standard held in the summer of 2020.


Click here  to read the report.


Looking forward to spring?


Support the review of the Canadian Organic Standards
so that when summertime comes,
you can devour organic strawberries grown according to
the Organic Standard!


Click here

to support the review and to have your name added
to our list of generous sponsors!


Date: December 19, 2019
Titre: Happy holidays


Date: December 13, 2019
Titre: The Organic Standard is everyone's business!


Support the review of the ecological practices
that define and guide our industry by contributing to the OFC fundraising campaign!


Funding target: $40,000

We will be happy to add your name
to the list of our dedicated sponsors!


 Canadian Health Food Association

Chicken Farmers of Canada

Egg Farmers of Canada

Grain Millers

Dairy Farmers of Canada


Creative Salmon

Canadian Organic Growers

Ash Street Organics

Alberta Organic Producers Association


Read more aobut the review

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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