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C AN ADA NE W S
The Canadian Organic Market Report 2021
he Canada Organic Trade Association (COTA) plays a
crucial role in Canada leading in the collection of data
and conducting research to assess critical organic issues
and respond to the sector’s priorities. COTA continues to work
closely with the federal government and industry stakeholders
to create a long-term strategy to improve the access and
quality of data for the sector.
Launched in August, the Canadian Organic Market Report
2021 provides a wealth of data on the incredible growth of
organic in Canada. This is a much anticipated report as 2017
was the last published Organic Market Report available to the
The Canadian Organic Market Report 2021 is
a comprehensive, in-depth publication that provides an up-todate overview of the Canadian organic market. The data is
collated into one publication including insights from organic
operators and retailers, spotlight on COVID-19, consumer
perception research, sales data by product category, retail
insights and trade figures. This current organic data and
analysis are critical for guiding agricultural and business
planning, policymaking, and developing long-term domestic
and international strategies. This research equips those
working in the Canadian organic marketplace with valuable
market insights and trends for the sector.
SAVE THE DATE: ORGANIC SUMMIT
Book November 22-23 in Ottawa (and online) now for the
Canada Organic Trade Association’s Organic Summit. COTA’s
flagship event is not to be missed with its star-studded speaker
line up and the important bridge building and networking that
the event promises annually. This year, the event will be a hybrid,
combining in-person attendance in Ottawa and also offering a
virtual option for those who cannot physically join the event.
Day two of the event will be lobbying on Parliament Hill on
the organic sector’s priorities — another event not to be missed.
We welcome all stakeholders to participate in the conference
and Canadian members to lobby with us on November 23.
Count on COTA to provide a forum for important dialogue
about organics in Canada and internationally. Let’s gather to
push the needle further to strengthen the sector.
ORGANIC FRAUD PREVENTION IN CANADA
COTA’s Organic Integrity Working Group has been active on
in taking action against fraud in Canada. It has submitted the
following recommendations to the Canadian Food Inspection
Agency (CFIA) and Agriculture Canada to increase measures
to mitigate fraud in organic.
Canadian Government mandates the Canada Organic Regime
(COR) program for all provinces and territories as a
minimum organic requirement, unless said province has an
existing program that meets or exceeds the COR regulation
Make COR the Minimum Across Each Province
Mandatory Organic Certification for Bulk Product
As there is ability to commit fraud due to the lack of
provincial regulations within Saskatchewan, Ontario, PEI and
Newfoundland and the territories, we recommend the
Organic Report • Fall 2021
As bulk products appear to be the easiest to commit fraud as
brokers and distributors are heavily involved in the trade, we