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Current Openings

Are you looking for a new challenge in the organic sector? Consider working for COG. We occasionally have openings for professionals at all stages of their career. Check below for current opportunities. We also occasionally post jobs from our partner organizations.

Past Openings

Director of Policy and Research

The Director of Policy and Research will develop, implement, and oversee all aspects of Canadian Organic Growers’ policy and research programming and activities in alignment with the organization’s strategic objectives. The Director will manage policy analysis, conduct policy research, write policy briefs and reports, develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, and represent the organization at external meetings and events. They will also assist with some technical aspects of programming and provide guidance and expertise for successful grant and proposal writing.

Executive Director

At a time of unprecedented change within the organic and agricultural sector, COG is seeking a dynamic and passionate Executive Director who has knowledge of the organic sector or other environmental sectors and the practical skills necessary to help lead a national organization engaged in a wide range of practical project-based programs and advocacy-based endeavours. Successful applicants will help lead and further build a team of dedicated and professional staff seeking to promote, grow and support Canada’s organic sector. A thorough knowledge of program delivery, not-for-profit administration and financial management and reporting is desired.

Marketing and Communications Manager

We are searching for a passionate and determined individual to join our team at COG. As a proven communications and marketing visionary and a strong team collaborator, the Marketing and Communications Manager will manage a year long national consumer marketing project and campaign focused on Canadian consumers. The Marketing and Communications Manager will manage and support public facing content development as well as the execution of marketing campaigns and events through digital and traditional mediums. Having a passion for driving brand awareness and a keen eye for design is imperative to excel on our winning team.

This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is hired.

CCT Program Manager

We are searching for a passionate and determined individual to join our team at Canadian Organic Growers (COG). As a proven project manager, the Program Manager (Manager) will manage and execute improvements to COG’s Cover Crop Training (CCT) program. The Manager will also manage stakeholder relationships related to the program and the training of agriculture producers.

CCT is part of a larger national program entitled ‘Farm Resilience Mentorship Program’ (FaRM) which is operated by Farmers for Climate Solutions (FCS). The FaRM program aims to train 10,000 farmers on cover cropping through a peer-to-peer approach. COG and the program manager are responsible for improving the curriculum, train farmer mentors twice a year as well participate in two feedback sessions a year.

This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is hired.

Program Manager

Canadian Organic Growers is seeking a passionate and qualified  individual to join our dynamic team at COG in the role of Program Manager.  As a strong team collaborator, the Program Manager (the Manager) will lead and support COG’s programming with a current priority placed on an established program called Regenerative Organic Oats (ROO)

ROO is a program that involves the Manager working directly with oat growers to improve Canada’s regenerative organic oat supply chain and ultimately make crops more resilient to the effects of climate change. The main program goals are to: provide education and support to organic oat growers; increase the use of organic practices; enhance the supply of organic certified oats; enrich ecosystem services; improve water and air quality; and mitigate climate change. There will be up to thirteen growers engaged in the program in 2023.

This position will remain open until it has been filled.

Workshop Facilitator

Canadian Organic Growers is seeking a workshop facilitator to implement the Growing Up Organic garden education program in the City of Ottawa.

Growing Up Organic (GUO) partners with schools to establish edible garden programs as experiential education tools for all grade levels. We provide educators with the core support and resources to start garden initiatives with confidence, and a model for integrating hands-on food literacy into their pedagogy. Our garden-based workshops are delivered on-site at school gardens, and focus on the environmental impacts of our food choices. Through our strategic focus on education, we hope to foster a generation of children and youth with greater food literacy, healthy eating habits, increased food skills and an understanding of environmental health issues. GUO runs under the umbrella of Canadian Organic Growers National (COGN) and the Ottawa – St. Lawrence – Outaouais Chapter (COG OSO).

This position will remain open until it has been filled.

Request for Proposal – Consultant

Request for proposal

Creation of a permanent funding structure to support the growth of the Canadian organic industry

To ensure the growth of the Canadian organic sector, the Canada Organic Trade Association (COTA), Canadian Organic Growers (COG) and the Organic Federation of Canada (OFC) have aligned in order to strengthen cooperation and present a unified organic position publicly and to the government. The Canadian Organic Alliance (COA) is the name of the collaborative initiative of our three organizations that have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to cooperate for the greater good of the movement and to create a long-term funding model.

On behalf of COA, the OFC seeks an experienced consultant to help define the legal and operational parameters of a COA registered entity with a viable, sustainable fundraising model to ensure long term sectoral health and sustainability for the Canadian organic industry.

Recent work has been undertaken in 2022, with recommendations on the COA governance model as well as the most viable funding model(s). This previous body of work will be instrumental in guiding the outcomes of this RFP: defining the legal entity and the viable roadmap that COA will implement towards a sustainable fundraising model.