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7th Annual Parliament Day & Organic Policy Conference

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The Canada Organic Trade Association (COTA) welcomes you to Canada’s capital once again for an opportunity to learn what’s going on in Canada’s organic sector, network with your fellow industry members and make change on Parliament Hill.

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Monday, October 15th

2018 Annual General Meeting - Voting Trade Member Exclusive*

8:00am-9:00am @ the Lord Elgin Hotel

Complimentary breakfast will be provided. COTA members will receive election packages in the summer to indicate attendance.


Organic Policy Conference - Open to the Public

9:00am-4:00pm @ the Lord Elgin Hotel

The Conference will include a range of plenary and break-out sessions presented by industry leaders on issues affecting the organic sector. It promises to be an informative and engaging event. Join us in creating a future with more sustainable food and farming systems in Canada and beyond.

Includes complimentary lunch.

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Organic Parliamentary Reception - Member Exclusive & Invite Only*

5:00pm-7:00pm @ Room 526S, Centre Block, Parliament Hill

This flagship Organic Reception is COTA's 7th year offering an unmatched opportunity to network with Parliamentarians and key industry members on the Hill. Enjoy a menu of delicious organic hors d'oeuvres and refreshing beverages, featuring local and Canadian organic offerings that we know and love.

Free of charge. All COTA Members invited, Non-members by special invite only. Registration is required to clear security on the Hill. Photo ID is required.

Opening remarks to be given by Senator Diane Griffin and The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-food Canada.

Griffin and MacAulay






Tuesday October 16th

Parliament Day - Trade Member Exclusive*

8:30am-5:00pm @ various locations on Parliament Hill

Storming the Hill in coordinated teams, we will voice our concerns and celebrate our achievements in meetings with Ministers of Parliament and key decision makers. Organic products continue to rise in popularity, and this is a critical time for the growth of the industry. We have the ear of government, now is the time to make our voices heard and encourage greater government support of the organic sector!

Registration is required to coordinate scheduling and to clear security on the Hill. An agenda will be shared with participants a few days prior to the event. Photo ID is required.




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* Member Exclusive Events are only open to members of the Canada Organic Trade Association, and are free of charge. To learn more about the benefits of joining COTA, including members-only events and reduced registration rates at all COTA events, contact Tia Loftsgard (tloftsgard@canada-organic.ca).

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