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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: June 5, 2017
Titre: Standards Interpretation Committee
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New public comment period

The SIC submit to public comment answers to questions issued by organic stakeholders.

Click here to consult the SIC answers and submit your comments.

 

Reports from the Standards Interpretation Committee

Public Comment Period – March 6 to April 6  2017 – click here

Public Comment Period – April 10 to May 10 2017 – click here

 

Date: April 24, 2017
Titre: InfoBio April 24 2017
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Important survey
How does research makes its way back to you

 

A convincing ‘story-telling’ by Kristine Nichols
How soil biology builds Resilience in Organic Systems

 

Public consultation on the proposed Safe Food for Canadians Regulations
OFC/FBC comments and recommendations

Click here  to read InfoBio

 

OFC meets with Minister MacAulay - BRIEFING NOTE FOR MINSTER MACAULAY

Click here to read Briefing Note to Minister

Date: April 10, 2017
Titre: InfiBio - SIC Public Comment
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Standards Interpretation Committee


New public comment period - April 10 to May 10 2017


Below is a list of questions raised by organic stakeholders, regarding the National Standards for Organic Agriculture.

  • Can manure from confined animals feeding operations where 5.5.1 and 5.5.2 have been met be applied on organic land even if it contains prohibited substances?
  • Under CAN/CGSB-32.310 Section 6.7.2, can operators limit access to the outdoors to their entire herd / flock (such as goats, sheep, cattle, poultry) for the entire winter if the operator provides a letter from their veterinarian stating that access to the outdoors is detrimental to the health of the particular species of livestock?
  • Is mined elemental sulphur permitted as a soil amendment? What other sources of elemental sulphur are permitted?

…and many other questions.

The proposed responses are posted on OFC website, and are subject to a 30 day comment period.
 

All comments regarding these answers should be sent to OPR.RPB@inspection.gc.ca

Date: April 4, 2017
Titre: Infobio April 2017
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The proposed Safe Food for Canadians Regulations

Not so ‘safe’ for the Canadian organic industry

 

Standards Interpretation Committee

Reminder -Public comment period

 

Organic Science Cluster III

Call for Letters of Intent

 

OFC AGM

We thank the stakeholders who attended our Annual General Meeting

Click here to read InfoBio

 

Date: March 13, 2017
Titre: OFC AGM
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INVITATION!
The Organic Federation of Canada will hold its
Annual General Meeting

 

Tuesday, March 14th 2017, from 1:00 to 3:00 EDT
By teleconference
toll-free from anywhere in Canada
1-866-613-5223  access 9610448

 

For full agenda, click here!

Please join us!

 

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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