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For a more organic future

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: April 10, 2017
Titre: InfiBio - SIC Public Comment

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

Date: April 4, 2017
Titre: Infobio April 2017


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



We thank the stakeholders who attended our Annual General Meeting

Click here to read InfoBio


Date: March 13, 2017
Titre: OFC AGM

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!


Date: March 8, 2017
Titre: InfoBio March 2017


Standards Interpretation Committee
New public comment period - March 6 to April 6 2017


Organic Science Cluster III - Call for Letters of Intent


The Organic Federation of Canada will hold its Annual General Meeting - March 14 2017


OFC SURVEY - What about non-compliance?

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Date: February 23, 2017
Titre: Call for letters of intent - Organic Science Cluster III

The Organic Federation of Canada in collaboration with Dalhousie University's Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada are pleased to announce the Call for Letters of Intent for research in Organic Science Cluster III (2018-2023).


The organic sector has been consulting with AAFC regarding projected timelines and criteria for the next Science Cluster program. As such, the organic sector is working towards being prepared for the next call.

Please find in the links below:

1.     Letter of Intent Guidelines for Researchers. Please read this document carefully, as it provides details of the application process, priority research areas, and further guidance about what should be included in a Letter of Intent.

2.       Letter of Intent Submission Form. Please use this form for submitting a Letter of Intent, following the noted page limits and instructions.

For the latest updates and details related to Organic Science Cluster III, please see:

Should you have any questions about this Call for Letters of Intent, or other Organic Science Cluster III related questions, please do not hesitate to contact:


Margaret Graves - Program Manager, OACC: 902-896-3481,
Nicole Boudreau - Organic Federation of Canada: 514-488-6192,
Andy Hammermeister - Director, OACC: 902-893-8037,

The deadline for submission of Letters of Intent is April 10, 2017.


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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