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ORGANIC

ALBERTA
ANNUAL
REPORT
Our Members OUR MISSION
To represent, support and grow
750 the organic industry in Alberta

500 GROWTH IN THE


ORGANIZATIONAL
ORGANIC
CAPACITY
VALUE-CHAIN

250
363
366
352
342
345
366
439
504
590
662

0
20 99
2200 0
20 11
2200 2
20 33
2200 4
115

2200 6
20 77
18
20 5
00
1
11
1
11
1

1
11
2200

Fig. 1: Alberta Organic Operations by Year MARKETING AND STRONG


(2018 statistics unavailable) EDUCATION STANDARDS

CERTIFIED
ORGANIC
MEMBERS

FRIEND
MEMBERS
SOIL HEALTH AND PRODUCT QUALITY
CORPORATE
MEMBERS

CORPORATE
PLUS
MEMBERS
Our Board of Directors

CHARLES DAWN HEATHER ANDREW


NEWELL BOILEAU KERSCHBAUMER MANS

President & Vice-President & Treasurer & Southern Region


Director Director Director Representative

JAMES ARNOLD ABBIE BERNIE


THIESSEN VAN OS STEIN MACLEAN EHNES

Northern Region Central Region Member-at-Large Southern


Representative Representative Representative Representative

FRANK TRACEY MARILYNN


MADDOCK SMITH BOEHM

Consumer Member-at-Large Executive


Representative Representative Director
OUR WORK

Education

CENTRAL ALBERTA NORTHERN ALBERTA


CONFERENCE CONFERENCE

ATTENDEES ATTENDEES

Regional & National


Involvement

ORGANIC PUBLIC
ORGANIC
FEDERATION TRUST
VALUE-CHAIN
OF CANADA WORKING
ROUND TABLE
BOARD GROUP

PRAIRIE
DATA
ORGANIC
WORKING
DEVELOPMENT
GROUP
FUND
Advocacy

PROVINCIAL
ORGANIC
REGULATION

CROP
INSURANCE
FOR 3RD YEAR
TRANSITIONING
FARMERS

Keeping You Informed

WEBSITE QUARTERLY MAGAZINE MONTHLY E-UPDATE SOCIAL MEDIA


ORGANIC GRAIN
PROGRAMS

Soil Quality
Program
Funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of
Alberta through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, the goal of the
program is to improve soil quality on organic farms.

DR. KRIS SOIL


DR. KRIS SOIL
NICHOLS QUALITY
NICHOLS QUALITY
EVENT TOOLKIT PILOT
EVENTS CURRICULUM
ATTENDEES FARMERS

Amazing Ag

For three years, Organic Alberta has


attended Amazing Agriculture, a free
educational experience that is
ATTENDEES! designed to teach Grade Four students
from the greater Edmonton area about
our province’s vibrant agricultural
industry.
MACKENZIE COUNTY
ORGANIC SUCCESS
PROGRAM
What is it?

The Mackenzie County Organic Success Program supports agricultural and


agri-food entrepreneurs in the region to diversify into organic
production. The program is part of the Alberta government Community
and Regional Economic Support program, which promotes long-term
economic growth and prosperity in Alberta’s communities and regions.

STEM-MINING
NEEDS GREEN INTERCROPPING
WEEVIL
ASSESSMENT MANURE TRIAL TRIAL
PROJECT

Deliverables

WEBINARS & PRESENTATIONS COMMUNITY


WORKSHOPS
LIVE STREAMS & FARM TOURS EVENTS
PRAIRIE ORGANIC
GRAIN INITIATIVE
Ongoing Supports

ALTHOUGH THE PRAIRIE ORGANIC GRAIN INITIATIVE HAS COME


TO AN END, WE ARE CONTINUING SOME OF THE RESOURCES
AND PROGRAMS THROUGH PIVOT AND GROW. THE FOLLOWING
ARE ONGOING RESOURCES AND PROGRAMS:

@
PIVOT & GROW PIVOT & GROW PIVOT & GROW B2B
WEBSITE SOCIAL MEDIA EMAILS DIRECTORY

GRAIN ON THE EXPORTER


1-800# EXPERT
BRAIN PODCAST DIRECTORY
YOUNG AGRARIANS

Deliverables

LAND
TRANSITION
INQUIRIES

WORKSHOPS, FARM
TOURS, POT LUCKS &
VOLUNTEER
MIXERS APPRENTICES
HOURS

EVENT
PARTICIPANTS
BAUTA FAMILY INITIATIVE
ON CANADIAN SEED
SECURITY
Deliverables

PRAIRIE FARMERS IN THE


CANADIAN ORGANIC
PARTICIPATORY VEGETABLE IMPROVEMENT
PLANT BREEDING PROJECT
FARMERS
ACROSS THE
ATTENDEES AT
PRAIRIES
UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA
FIELD DAY

NORTHERN MANITOBA
LAUNCH OF THE FOOD, CULTURE, POLICY
COMMUNITY SEED COMMUNITY Advocating and engaging
NETWORK COLLABORATIVE with the agricultural
sector regarding seed
9 Prairie participants Continued partnership regulations
FINANCIAL REPORTS

Status of the Organization

FINANCIAL OVERSIGHT

Thank you to our finance committee volunteers, Heather


Kerschbaumer, Arnold Van Os, and Jim Schoepp, who scrutinize our
monthly financials, year-end financial statements, ensure appropriate
policies and procedures are adhered to, and make recommendations to
the Board of Directors and Executive Director. We sincerely appreciate
their input and guidance.

FINANCIAL POSITION

We finished 2019 in a strong financial position with assets of $409,758,


including $390,704 cash on hand, $46,065 in reserve funds and $11,798
in accounts receivable.

INCOME AND EXPENSES

Operating Income Operating Expenses


%

18.6%
19.3

OPERATING INCOME $143,225 $136,198 OPERATING EXPENSES

PROGRAM EXPENSES
PROGRAM INCOME $597,859 $597,859
%
80.7

81.4%
FINANCIAL REPORTS

Operating Income

53%
EVENT INCOME
$75,936
OTHER INCOME
2.3%

$3,328

ADVERTISING,
MEMBERSHIPS
& DONATIONS
$63,960
44.7%

Operating Expenses
%
.3

OTHER
50

$1768

GOVERNANCE
2%

$4238
3.

EVENT COSTS
$39,828
COMMUNICATIONS
5%

$10,071
7.

OFFICE & ADMIN


$10,707
8%

PERSONNEL
$67,398