Kelly Monaghan, principal of Ash Street Organics, has been working in the organics
industry in Canada, the United States and Europe for over 24 years.

Professional services include assisting companies to acquire organic certification for their products, implementing corrective actions and reinstating organic certification if suspended, creating and leading effective training programs on organic regulations / requirements and inspecting processing facilities on behalf of accredited certification bodies.

Kelly is an accredited organic process inspector and active member of the International Organic Inspectors’ Association. She has an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University, Toronto and a mathematics degree from the University of Western Ontario.



"Kelly has been an invaluable asset to our team, demonstrating commitment and thoroughness not easily found."


"Dynamic instructor. Very knowledgeable and made material interesting."



I am delighted to have been able to assist the following companies:

and organizations:


Industry involvement

Kelly is active on many boards and committees in the organic industry, enabling her to remain current with the latest regulatory and industry changes.

  • Voting member representing International Organic Inspectors' Association on Canada's Technical Committee on Organic Agriculture

  • Past chair of Canada's Standards Interpretation Committee

  • Past chair of Canada's Technical Committee on Organic Agriculture

  • Founding member of OMRI Canada (Organic Materials Review Institute) Review Panel

  • Past board members of Canada Organic Trade Association and the Guelph Organic Conference

  • Co-Author of CORP – Canada Organic Retailing Practices Manual & Guide

  • Developer of CORP In Store – retailer training curriculum based on CORP

  • Technical expert for in-house training video for national retailer with over 1,000 stores

  • Technical expert on CP 24 television news program “Wylde on Health”

  • Seminar leader at major industry conferences in Canada, the U.S. and Europe on organic production, the Canadian organic regulations and the certification process


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