Welcome to IOPA!
The Islands Organic Producers Association is a community of island farmers committed to organic agriculture. IOPA was founded in 1990 as a non-profit association and is a Society incorporated under the British Columbia Society Act as well as an organic Certifying Body accredited by the Certified Organic Associations of British Columbia (COABC).
IOPA’s central mandate is threefold: to assist in the development of certified organic farming in this bioregion; to administer a fair, transparent and strict process to assess the operations of organic producers; and to award certified organic status to those who meet national and local standards. In addition, we work to promote and strengthen sustainable agriculture in general and to establish a cooperative and complementary relationship among organic producers and consumers.