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COVID-19 Resources for Organic Farmers and Producers in BC

The COABC is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation in BC and is working hard to determine the impacts, stay on top of the latest information and keep the organic sector informed. Below is a list of resources that will be updated frequently. If you have a resource to add, please get in touch with communications@certifiedorganic.bc.ca.… Keep Reading

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COABC COVID-19 Response

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, the COABC office has decided to take precautionary measures to protect our employees and our community. The COABC office will move to a ‘work at home’ scenario for employees to implement recommendations regarding social distancing. Doctors are recommending that anyone able to work from home, should. By Wednesday,… Keep Reading

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2020 COABC Award Winners

Each year at the BC Organic Conference, we present two awards: The Brad Reid Award, which honours an innovative leader who has strengthened the organic community by moving the sector forward, and the Bedrock Award, which honours a person (or persons) for their work on the foundations of organics. We’re pleased to tell you a… Keep Reading

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2020 BC Organic Conference Keynote – Dag Falck

The 2020 BC Organic Conference was held over the February 28 – March 1 weekend in Richmond, BC. We were thrilled to welcome Dag Falck, Organic Program Manager at Nature’s Path Foods, as our Keynote Speaker. In his Keynote, BC Organic: Challenges and Opportunities for the Future, Dag examined some of the current threats and… Keep Reading

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iCertify, COABC’s Online Organic Certification System, is now live

After much hard work and contributions from many COABC members, we are excited to announce that iCertify, COABC’s new online organic certification system, is now live! Designed to support organic operators and certifiers in BC, iCertify is an innovative province-wide online tool for organic certification. This user-friendly, secure online system streamlines the organic certification process,… Keep Reading

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Thank You Jen Gamble, and Welcome Eva-Lena Lang!

By Carmen Wakeling Thank you, Jen Gamble By now, most of the organic community has heard the news that Jen Gamble has made a personal and professional development decision and is leaving the Certified Organic Associations of British Columbia. As a friend and colleague, I wish Jen all the best in her future. Wherever she… Keep Reading

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iCertify, COABC’s Online Organic Certification System, to Launch Early 2020

COABC is launching iCertify, a new online organic certification system in early 2020. This user-friendly, secure online system will streamline the organic certification process, making it easier to apply for a new certification or submit a renewal. iCertify will assist with much of the administrative workload involved with tracking and reviewing information for organic management… Keep Reading

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COR Conformity Verification Body meeting in Ottawa

The COABC is a Conformity Verification Body (CVB) that has been designated by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). As a CVB, we have an agreement with the CFIA under subsection 14(1) of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency Act to assess, recommend for accreditation, and monitor certification bodies. On Nov. 21st and 22nd, our Accreditation… Keep Reading

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Organic Summit 2019

COABC’s Executive Director, Jen Gamble, was in Ottawa on Nov. 18 and 19 for the Canada Organic Trade Association’s Organic Summit. This annual two-day event offers an opportunity to learn what’s going on in Canada’s organic sector and network with industry members via presentations, roundtable discussions and workshops. This year’s theme was “Organic is part… Keep Reading

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