Join COTA’s Executive Director, Tia Loftsgard, who will provide a deep dive into the production statistics, consumer perceptions, and high-level overview of sales with a national and Ontario specific focus.
Tia Loftsgaard: Tia Loftsgaard is the Executive Director of the Canadian Organic Trade Association. With extensive experience working in the organic food industry, Tia co-founded Camino (La Siembra Co-operative) in 1999, going on to become the organic and Fairtrade cocoa company’s Director of Sales until 2009, when she joined Fairtrade Canada. As its Business Development and Licensing Director, she led strategy, building the not-for-profit’s membership base and encouraging sustainable & ethical sourcing standards. In 2013, she moved over to Fairtrade America, where as its Chief Operating Officer, she successfully developed advocacy initiatives and grew U.S. market opportunities for small farmers via the Fairtrade model. Tia joined COTA as the Executive Director in March 2016.
Purchasing this product will give you access to a recording of this session from the 2023 Guelph Organic Conference.