Organic Week is organized by Canadian Organic Growers, the Canada Organic Trade Association, and the Canada Health Food Association, and supported by the following regional partners.
Organic Week Organizers
The mission of the Canada Organic Trade Association is to promote and protect the growth of organic trade to benefit the environment, farmers, the public and the economy.
COG is Canada’s national organic charity and is a champion for the organic stewardship of land, food and fibre. COG publishes The Canadian Organic Grower Magazine as well as handbooks on organic growing and livestock production. We host trainings and conferences, work with schools, and educate all Canadians about the benefits of organics.
The Canadian Health Food Association is Canada’s largest trade association dedicated to natural health and organic products. Our members include manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers, distributors, and importers of natural and organic products. These can include foods, vitamin and mineral supplements, herbal products, homeopathics, sports nutrition products, health and beauty aids and more.
The Certified Organic Associations of British Columbia (COABC) is an umbrella association representing organic certifying agencies in BC. The organization aims to provide consumer confidence in the organic product certification, assist producers to increase market share, and support regional development of organic food production, processing and marketing. COABC strives to ensure high quality organic products are produced in sufficient quantity and in a manner that nurtures healthy soil, biological diversity and ecological harmony.
Organic Alberta represents and supports Alberta’s entire organic industry. Our vision is a strong, sustainable, and united organic community in Alberta.
The Saskatchewan Organic Directorate is a non-profit, membership-based, umbrella organization that unites the province’s producers, processors, buyers, traders, certifiers and consumers of certified organic food and fibre.
The Manitoba Organic Alliance connects the partners in the organic sector and represents the organic value chain in Manitoba. Our vision is to foster healthy viable farms and to work for a diversified organic production system in Manitoba that provides for local food security, enhanced export opportunities and sustainable economic development. Our members come from all facets of the organic movement in Manitoba and include grain, forage and oilseed production; livestock, poultry and dairy farming; horticulture; processing; organic certification and inspection; restaurant and food services; education; research; retail, and trade and export.
The Organic Council of Ontario (OCO) is the Voice of Organics in Ontario. OCO was founded by the organic sector to serve the Ontario organic business and farming community. A non-profit association, OCO is working to shift Ontario towards more sustaining and organic agriculture through advocacy, market development, research & training, and by educating government policy makers and the public on the full value of organic agriculture. Learn more about our current initiatives, including the “Ontario Organic Roadshow” at www.organiccouncil.ca and keep up with us on Facebook at OrganicCouncilofOntario and Twitter @orgcouncil.
Since 2000, ACORN has been the key organization for information on organic agriculture, eating organics, and connecting all the parts together in Atlantic Canada. The membership-based non-profit seeks to enhance the organic sector by coordinating education and networking opportunities for producers through to consumers. Learn more at www.acornorganic.org.