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Opt in for COTA mailing list 

The Canada Organic Trade Association (COTA), sister organization to the Organic Trade Association (OTA), invites any OTA members interested in receiving COTA newsletters to subscribe by e-mailing kcole@ota.com. The Canada Organic Trade Association, officially formed in 2007, represents organic farmers, handlers, processors, distributors and retailers across the Canadian organic supply chain. COTA sends out weekly […]

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Social at Guelph Organic Conference

Join the Canada Organic Trade Association (COTA) and the Organic Council of Ontario (OCO) on Saturday, January 28, for a night of networking, socializing and celebrating organic at the Albion Hotel in Guelph. Enjoy light food and drinks while bidding on organic goodie baskets for raffle. All proceeds will go towards COTA and OCO to […]

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Fair trade, organic agriculture, and climate change

On February 24, the Canadian Fair Trade Network is set to speak at the 5th Annual Fair Trade Conference, taking place February 24-26 in Halifax. Its session on Fair Trade, Organic Agriculture and Climate Change will explore some of the natural affinities between fair trade and organic agriculture movements to confront climate change, share information […]

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2017 events and sponsorship opportunities

Join COTA in any of its upcoming campaigns, events, and promotions that will continue pushing forward the organic agenda this year. Read the overview of our major events in 2017, and find out how you can engage. Looking for an opportunity to become more engaged with the organic sector, launch new organic products or services, or showcase your […]

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Volunteers needed at Guelph Conference

The Guelph Organic Conference is looking for 70 volunteers between January 26-29 to help run the show efficiently. Volunteers can choose from a variety of positions: workshop monitors, registration desk, coat check, coffee sales, set up, tear down, audio-visual technicians and more! This is a great opportunity to network and immerse yourself in the organic […]

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2017 events & sponsorship opportunities

Join COTA in any of its upcoming campaigns, events, and promotions that will continue pushing forward the organic agenda this year. Read the overview of our major events in 2017, and find out how you can engage. Looking for an opportunity to become more engaged with the organic sector, launch new organic products or services, or […]

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GreenSpace acquires Kiju

Congratulations to GreenSpace for acquiring all outstanding shares of Nothing But Nature Inc., owner of the popular Canadian organic juice brand Kiju. GreenSpace is confident it will have a strong impact on the Kiju business and hopes to see revenue growth through Kiju product line innovation and expansion, as well as strengthened relationships with its […]

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COTA’s Organic New Year’s Resolution

COTA has many aspirations for the organic sector this new year. Looking ahead to 2017 and to the future direction of organic, COTA hopes to engage members in all areas of our work and put forward a united voice for the sector in Canada. In the coming months, we will announce the creation of several […]

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COTA attends Mexico Alimentaria 2016

COTA was invited by the Secretary of Agriculture in Mexico (SAGARPA) as a part of an international delegation to attend Mexico Alimentaria 2016. This trade show featured organic producers and processors from across Mexico and key conference sessions. COTA’s Director of International and Regulatory Affairs met with the SINESECA team, the group responsible for implementing […]

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Eco Farm Day 2017

Did you miss being a trade show exhibitor at Eco Farm Day 2016? Eco Farm Day 2017 will be held on Saturday, February 25, at the Ramada Inn, Cornwall, Ontario. Keynote speaker will be Mark Shepard of New Forest Farm and author of Restoration Agriculture: Real World Permaculture for Farmers. To ensure that you will […]

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