The Organic Council of Ontario

The Voice for Organics in Ontario

The Organic Council of Ontario


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. 

Recent Updates

A Call for Organic Regulation in Ontario

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...

Ontario Organic Day at Queen’s Park

The Organic Council of Ontario is hosting the Ontario Organic Day at Queen’s Park. The day will promote the priorities...

Organic groups call for Ontario regulations

John Greig covers the Canada Organic Trade Association’s recent State of Organics: Federal-Provincial-Territorial report in this article, released July 17th in...

Ontario lags behind on regulations for certifying organic food: report

In light of COTA’s release of their landmark State of Organics report, the Globe and Mail’s Miriam Katawazi reports on...

National Report Calls Ontario Out for Lack of Organic Regulation

First Ever National Organic Sector Report Highlights Quebec’s Leadership While Ontario Lags Behind A new national report by the Canada...

Calling All Red Clover and Winter Wheat Managers

A University of Guelph research team led by Ralph Martin is investigating inter-cropping red clover with winter wheat in Ontario....

OCO is Hiring an Executive Director (Part-Time)

Job Title:       Executive Director Location:      This position is open to candidates throughout Ontario but requires regular travel throughout...

New Certificate Replaces U of G’s Organic Ag Major

On May 29, 2017, the University of Guelph announced that it is introducing a new certificate in organic agriculture that...

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.