About IOPA

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.

To find out more about how to become certified organic through IOPA, click here.  For more information on IOPA producers, click here.