Important Resources

The Canada Organic Standards are comprised of two documents:
  • The OFC (Organic Federation of Canada) has prepared documents presenting the 2015 and 2020 standards side-by-side with the 2020 modifications highlighted. Click here to access the 2015-2020 comparisons.
  • The OFC has also published a series of articles informing the industry of the main changes to the standards.
  • The Final Q&As issued by the Standards Interpretation Committee have been updated to comply with the 2020 COS.

The Certified Organic Associations of BC (COABC) adopted the Canada Organic Standard as the standard for the BC Certified Organic Program as of June 30, 2009 when the Canada Organic Standards and Regulations were implemented nationally.

It is a requirement to obtain a copy of the current Canada Organic Standards to gain an understanding of the Canada Organic Regime before you apply.

FVOPA Internal Documents

Please contact FVOPA by email  to receive a copy of the FVOPA Policies & Procedures and Quality Manual or the FVOPA Internal Standard.