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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: December 23, 2013
Titre: Canadian Organic Standards under the spotlight

Special issue on the review of the Canadian Organic Standards!

• Report on the first meeting of the Technical Committee
• Organic sector invited to submit requests for modifications to the COS
• COS Review Working Groups welcome new participants
• Contribute generously to fund the COS review

Interpretation of the Canadian Organic Standards

• Questions and Answers on issues related to the Canadian Organic Standards
• Kelly Monaghan joins the Standards Interpretation Committee (SIC)

Click here to read more

Date: November 22, 2013
Titre: OFC is receiving $297 000 to review the Canadian Organic Standards

The Organic Federation of Canada is receiving $297 000 to review the Canadian Organic Standards and improve processes to encourage small operators to become certified, which will result in a more consistent approach for the organic sector.

To read the press release issued by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, click here.

Date: October 30, 2013
Titre: Review of the Canadian Organic Standards

The Canadian Organic Sector undertakes the organic standard's review

  • First in-person meeitng of the CGSB Committee on Organic Agriculture in December
  • Industry contributions will match AAFC funding of the project
  • An Interview with Hugh Martin, the Interim Chair of the TC
  • The Working Groups and their Conveners
  • The Launch of the Permanent PSL Committee
  • The COS Review Sponsors

Click here to read more

Date: August 28, 2013
Titre: InfoBio August 2013
  • Questions and Answers Regarding National Standards for Organic Agriculture -

Comment period August 28 to October 28 2013

  • The 2013-2015 Review of the Canadian Organic Standards  -  Important updates
  • Janine Gibson - About being a Working Group Convener
  • The COS Review - a major step for the Canadian organic industry
  • That Canada that is hungry: when the farm is not enough                                                          

Click here to read more


Date: July 31, 2013
Titre: Fundraising Campaign for the Review of the Canadian Organic Standards

Visit the Standards Review 2013-2015 section of the OFC website to learn how you can financially support the revision of the Canadian Organic Standards

In Canada, organic operators meet every five years to review the standard that guides their daily work. 

The 2013-2015 review of the Canadian Organic Standards will be decisive for the future of the Canadian organic industry. All organic stakeholders are encouraged to invest time and financial support to ensure that the review results in a coherent and relevant standard.

Contact the OFC for more information on the COS review project.

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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