Recent Updates

Agricultural Ministers From Across Canada Release the Guelph Statement

On November 10th, 2021, federal and provincial agriculture ministers from across Canada met in Guelph, ON to discuss how Canadian agriculture will develop from 2023-2028 under the new Agricultural Policy Framework (APF).

We’re Hiring: Climate Science Research and Knowledge Translation Intern (2 Positions Available)

Position: Climate Science Research and Knowledge Translation Intern Hours: 30 – 40 hours a week Compensation: Salary $42,000-$55,000/year pro-rated Benefits: OCO compensates staff for personal device use, internet and other small office expenses pending approval. After 6 months, staff may be offered a health savings plan.

We’re Hiring: Organic Data and Information Systems Coordinator

Position: Organic Data and Information Systems Coordinator Hours: 30 – 40 hours a week Compensation: Salary $42,000-$55,000/year pro-rated Benefits: OCO compensates staff for personal device use, internet and other small office expenses pending approval. After 6 months, staff may be offered a health savings plan.

We’re Hiring: Organic Information Systems and Knowledge Base Coordinator

Position: Organic Information Systems and Knowledge Base Coordinator Hours: 30 – 40 hours a week Compensation: Salary $42,000-$55,000/year pro-rated Benefits: OCO compensates staff for personal device use, internet and other small office expenses pending approval. After 6 months, staff may be offered a health savings plan.

We’re Hiring: Organic Value Chains Coordinator

Position: Organic Value Chains Coordinator Hours: 30 – 40 hours a week Compensation: Salary $42,000-$55,000/year pro-rated Benefits: OCO compensates staff for personal device use, internet and other small office expenses pending approval. After 6 months, staff may be offered a health savings plan.

Examining Manitoba’s New Check Off Program

Manitoba announced that it has created the first organic grain check-off program to be seen in the province, which came into effect on August 12, 2021. 

The Support Organic Change Fund is Available to Help Ontario Farmers Convert to Organic

There is a growing demand for Canadian organic food both internally and domestically. To meet this demand, COTA launched the Support Organic Change Fund in 2019 to encourage farmers to transition to organic that Ontario farmers are currently not taking advantage of.

Fertilizer Canada Report Found To Be Flawed 

In December of 2020, the Government of Canada announced that it would set a fertilizer emissions reduction target of 30% below 2020 levels by 2030. In response to this announcement, Fertilizer Canada released a flawed report predicting a $48 billion reduction in farmers' incomes. Find out where they went wrong!

OCO’s Ontario Agricultural Practices Survey is Now Open

The Organic Council on Ontario is conducting a seven-minute survey to gain a better understanding of the knowledge and types of agricultural practices used on Ontario Farms.

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