Choosing a Certification Body

All certification bodies are accredited by the CFIA and provide organic certification services under the Canada Organic Regime.  The certification body directs the certification process and verifies that the Canadian Organic Standards have been followed.  Each certification body uses their own forms for the certification process and have their own structures and services.

Certification costs will vary depending on the certifying body. Some agencies will charge a flat rate, and others will have a series of rates, or charge based on acreage, production, size and complexity of the operation. Certifying bodies can be non-profit organizations or for profit businesses.

Take the time to call different certification bodies to learn about their fees, structures and services to determine which one is the right fit for your operation.

Ecocert Canada – Western Division

Contact: Jennifer Bromm or Natalie Bromm, Western Office Managers
Services also available in French

Room 219, 220 20th Street
Saskatoon, SK
Phone: 306-665-9072
Fax: 306-665-9082
Email: jennifer.bromm@ecocert.com and natalie.bromm@ecocert.com
Website: http://www.ecocertcanada.com

Pro-Cert Organic Systems

Contact: Wally Hamm, General Manager Byron Hamm, Assistant Manager Cody Sander, Certification Co-ordinator For service in French, call Dave at (705) 374-5602

Box 100A, R.R. #3
Saskatoon, SK S7K 3J6
Phone: 306-382-1299
Fax: 306-382-0683
Email: info@pro-cert.org
Website: http://www.pro-cert.org/en/

TCO-Cert

Contact: Art Hesje, General Manager
Box 3429
517 Main Street
Humboldt SK S0K 2A0
Phone: 306-682-3126
Fax: 306-682-3127
Email: info@tcocert.ca
Website: http://www.tcocert.ca/

Organic Producers Association of Manitoba Cooperative Inc (OPAM)

Contact: Tiffany Priestley, General Manager; Janet Liefso, Certification Manager.
Services also available in French

Box 279 123 North Railway Ave.
Miniota, MB R0M 1C0
Phone: 204.567.3745
Fax: 204.567.3749
Email: info@opam-mb.com

Quality Assurance International (QAI)

Contact:  Jaclyn Bowen, General Manager
Services also available in French, Spanish and Japanese

9191 Towne Centre Drive Suite 510
San Diego, CA, USA 92122
Phone: (858) 792-3531
Fax: (858) 792-8665
Email: qai@qai-inc.com
Website: http://www.qai-inc.com/

You can find a complete list of CFIA accredited certifying bodies here.

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