TCO Cert strives to provide high quality service-oriented and integrity-based organic certification; promoting consumer confidence, environmental stewardship, the general welfare of organic producers, organic agriculture and the organic food industry in Canada and throughout the world.
TCO Cert is member owned and controlled, Chapter based and is accredited as a Certifying Body under Canada’s Organic Regime. TCO Cert is managed by a Board of Directors elected by the Association’s members at the Annual General Meeting. The main office, in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, maintains documents pertaining to the incorporation of TCO Cert and has an experienced team able to meet the needs of its members.
In 2003, a group of local organic operators formed a corporate body, OCIA Western Canada Regional Office. They opened an office in Muenster, Saskatchewan, which was a central location for a growing number of Canadian organic farmers. Changes have occurred and this original company has morphed into TCO Cert with its head office now located in Humboldt, Saskatchewan. In 2012, TCO Cert was fully incorporated as a Canadian not-for-profit Corporation and took over operation of the Canadian activities. In mid-2014, TCO Cert gained accreditation by the CFIA. Providing excellent services and strong support to organic agriculture certification is central to TCO Cert’s mission.