WHO WE ARE

WHO ARE WE? WHAT DO WE DO?

Demeter Canada is made up of farms, vineyards and wineries, importers and exporters across the country who are fulfilling the Standards for Certification established by the Biodynamic Federation – Demeter International, a network of individual certification organisations world-wide.

The current leadership of Demeter Canada is representative of our widespread work:

Head Office:

14 Simcoe, Blvd, Simcoe, ON, N3Y 3L5
519-428-2891 demetercanadainfo@gmail.com

Laurie McGregor, Administrator

Ulrich Hack, Chair
Voting Member for Ontario

Travis  Forstbauer, Vice President
Voting Member for British Columbia

Diana Thiriar, Secretary
Voting Member for Quebec

Larisa Knutsen, Treasurer
Voting Member for British Columbia

Chris Boettcher, Director
Voting Member for Ontario

Matthew Boughner, Director
Member for Ontario

Gabe Cipes, Director
Member for British Columbia

Thomas Schneider, Director
Member for British Columbia

Gwen Huber, Director
Member for British Columbia 

Tilo Crass, Director
Member for the Atlantic Provinces

WHAT DO WE DO?

Demeter Canada coordinates biodynamic certification in all Provinces except British Columbia

We offer two levels of certification, Demeter and “In-Conversion” to Demeter, both of which are based on standards established by the Biodynamic Federation – Demeter International.

   

      In 2017 Demeter Canada formed a partnership with Eco-Cert to provide accredited third-party inspections and complete Demeter inspection forms. The Demeter Canada Certification Committee reviews both the Demeter inspection reports and, where appropriate, the organic reports to determine the level of Demeter certification to be granted. Demeter certification requires that farms and facilities meet the Canadian Organic Regime (COR) as well as being in compliance with the BFDI (Biodynamic Federation – Demeter International) Standards. For farmers and facilities that have both organic and Demeter certification having one agency complete both inspections has proven to be an effective way to schedule inspection visits. 

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