The Organic Council of Ontario

The Voice for Organics in Ontario

The Organic Council of Ontario

Recent Updates

A Call for Organic Regulation in Ontario

Regulation of the term 'organic' is an important feature of the Canada Organic Regime. It means that the word can...

Your standards, Your Say: Canadian Organic Standards Review Process is Underway

The Canadian Organic Standards (COS) are a set of industry standards used in the federal organic certification process, which help...

Community Response to Toronto Star “Milked” Article

In the wake of the Toronto Star’s article “Milked,” a number of consumers, media bodies, and members of Canada’s dairy farming...

Find Out How to Help Improve the Canadian Organic Standards

Is there something about the Canada Organic Standards that you would like to see change? Do you feel lost in...

OCO’s Response to Toronto Star’s Article: Milked

On July 6th, the Toronto Star published an article called “Milked” investigating the difference in price between conventional and organic...

More than Just Grassfed?

A closer look at organic and grassfed certifications in Canada By: Cecilia Stuart In today’s grocery aisles, it is becoming...

Serving Real Food to Real Kids

If you ever have the opportunity to speak with Lulu Cohen-Farnell, founder and food innovation officer at Real Food for...

Vitality Magazine’s Guide to Organics

Each year, for their summer issue, Vitality Magazine puts out a “Guide to Organics” featuring organic farms, markets, events, restaurants...

What is OCO?

The Organic Council of Ontario is the voice for organics in Ontario. Our members are the organic farmers, processors, businesses, and supporters who bring organics from the field to your fork.



OCO works with government figures to ensure that agricultural policy and legislation meet the needs of Ontario’s organic producers and businesses.


Demand for organic is high. OCO supports Ontario’s organic industry in order to build its capacity and supply more Ontarians with organic.


OCO works to create an interconnected network of organic producers, processors, scholars, consumers and supporters.