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Document Name & Description Operation Types Document Type
Allowed Livestock Medications

Helpful tips on allowed medications for organic livestock.

Livestock producer Helpful documents or flyer
Apiculture Colony Application

Use this form, in place of the Livestock Animal Application, to describe your bee hive/colony. Submit this with your initial CCOF application or if/when you have new hives/colonies you wish to certify.

Grower, Livestock producer Organic System Plan
Become a Certified Facility

Would you like to make certified organic products for others, or pack your own products into other companies' labels? How about provide your services to certified organic businesses? Become a certified facility with CCOF and open yourself up to the growing organic marketplace!

Grower, Livestock producer, Processor or Handler, Retail or Restaurant, Processor located in Canada, Trader or Broker or Private label owner, I am not an organic operation Helpful documents or flyer
Biodiversity & Natural Resource Cost-Based Monitoring Log

Organic production must, by definition, be managed to respond to site-specific conditions by integrating cultural, biological and mechanical practices that foster cycling of resources, promote ecological balance and conserve natural resources. Certified organic operations must select, carry out and record production practices that “maintain or improve the natural resources of the operation,” (NOP§205.200). This template can be used to track costs associated with pest and fertility management on a daily, weekly, monthly or annual basis in order to monitor the effectiveness of the Biodiversity Conservation & Natural Resource Management plan outlined in OSP form G4.2 

This template is available for download as a PDF, Microsoft Word, or Google Template (Google email account is required). See links below.

En Español

Grower, Livestock producer Helpful documents or flyer, Template or worksheet
Biodiversity & Natural Resource Monitoring Log

Organic production must integrate cultural, biological and mechanical practices that foster cycling of resources, promote ecological balance and conserve natural resources. Certified organic operations must select, carry out and record production practices that “maintain or improve the natural resources of the operation,” (NOP §205.200). This template can be used to record observations made on a daily, weekly, monthly or annual basis to monitor the effectiveness of the Biodiversity Conservation & Natural Resource Management plan outlined in OSP form G4.2.

This template is available for download as a PDF, Microsoft Word, or Google Template (Google email account is required). See links below.

En Español

Grower, Livestock producer Helpful documents or flyer, Template or worksheet
Biodiversity Resources

Included:

  • Biodiversity Continuum Chart (Wild Farm Alliance)
  • Biodiversity: What it is and How to Increase it on Your Farm (Wild Farm Alliance) 
  • Biodiversity Conservation: An Organic Farmer's and Certifier's Guide (Wild Farm Alliance)
  • Wild Pollinators: Agriculture’s Forgotten Partners (Wild Farm Alliance)
  • Hedgerows: Benefits to Farmers, Benefits to Wildlife (Santa Cruz County Resource Conservation District/CAFF)
Grower, Livestock producer Helpful documents or flyer
Canada Self-Attestation for Suppliers

Revisions allow you to track differences between multiple versions of your content, and revert back to older versions.

Suppliers can use this attestation to demonstrate compliance to the terms of the US/Canada Equivalence for their buyers.

This form cannot be used by operations directly exporting to Canada. Certifier verification is now required for all product entering Canada. CCOF operations must enroll in the Global Market Access (GMA) program for US/Canada equivalence to obtain certifier verificaion. Visit our Canada page for additional information on the equivalence and who must enroll in the GMA program.

Grower, Livestock producer Form
Canadian Organic Regime Handler Certification Application

ONLY FOR OPERATIONS LOCATED IN CANADA. Processor/Handler operations located in Canada ONLY. This certification application packet is for processors.

Download your application packet and email completed forms to inbox@ccof.org:

Processor located in Canada, I am not an organic operation Application Packet, Organic System Plan
CCOF Abridged Certification Contract

Use this form to transfer your operation to independent certification with CCOF. This form is only applicable to operations/facilities/locations that were previously inspected as part of another CCOF certified operation's certification.

En Español

Grower, Livestock producer, Processor or Handler, Retail or Restaurant, Processor located in Canada, Trader or Broker or Private label owner, I am not an organic operation Organic System Plan
CCOF Business Change Contract

Complete this form if a change to an organic business you manage or own results in a new Tax ID, business structure, or owner. Other business changes may also require this form to be submitted, at CCOF’s discretion.

En Español

Grower, Livestock producer, Processor or Handler, Retail or Restaurant, Processor located in Canada, Trader or Broker or Private label owner Organic System Plan
CCOF Certification Services Program Manual

This manual describes your rights and responsibilities as a certified operation, CCOF due process procedures, the costs of certification, certification procedures, and how to remain certified.

En Español

Grower, Livestock producer, Processor or Handler, Retail or Restaurant, Processor located in Canada, Trader or Broker or Private label owner, I am not an organic operation Manual or Standard
CCOF Certified Grass-Fed Organic Livestock Program OSP Addendum

Complete this OSP Addendum as part of your application for CCOF's Grass-Fed Organic Livestock Certification Program.

Organic System Plan
CCOF COR Compliance Certification Application

ONLY FOR OPERATIONS LOCATED IN CANADA. This application "cover page" includes basic business information and a contract indicating your intent to obtain certification from CCOF of compliance to the Canadian Organic Regime (COR) standards.

Processor located in Canada Organic System Plan
CCOF GLOBALG.A.P. Annual Registration Contract

Confirmation of your continuation in the CCOF GLOBALG.A.P. certification program is required annually. Complete this form and pay your invoice at least 30 days prior to your annual harvest anniversary date.

Grower Form
CCOF Grass-Fed Organic Livestock Certification Program Application

Complete this application to apply for CCOF's CCOF’s Certified Grass-Fed Organic Livestock program. Our program is open to any NOP certified organic livestock production operation, or any operation that is eligible to concurrently be certified under the NOP and the OPT program as a new application.

Organic System Plan

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