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...

Ralph C. Martin

Is Organic the Persevering Tortoise?

Organic crop yields may currently be lower, but this expert says with research, they can still outpace conventional in the...


OCO Partners with COG to offer Organic Success Program in SE Ontario

As part of a NEW partnership between OCO and COG, we’re now offering Southwestern Ontario’s first Introduction to Organic Certification workshop, which will...


Farm Credit Canada: Organic Agriculture is Hitting Its Stride Again

In its most recent E-News, Farm Credit Canada includes commentary from OCO’s Mar. 6th post on what COTA’s recent Organic Agriculture...


Proposed Bylaw Changes for OCO’s 2017 AGM

The board of directors has proposed several new amendments to OCO’s existing set of organizational by-laws. These are primarily concerned...


Organic Council Speaks for Small Farms

OCO President Urges OVRTC to Reduce Cost & Complexity of Certification At the board meeting of the Organic Federation of Canada (OFC)...


COTA Releases Organic Agriculture in Canada: By the Numbers

COTA Report Clarifies the Economic Benefit of Supporting Organic Transition Last week, the Canada Organic Trade Association released its latest report...


Join Us for Our 2017 AGM and Organic Feast!

  This year, OCO's AGM will be a little different. To celebrate our all that Ontario's organic industry has to...

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.