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OCO hiring Communications and Climate Change Specialist

Contract Length: 6 month contract Salary Range: 35,000-43,000 prorated, pending experience Start Date: September 2016 Hours: Flexible, between 30-40 hours per week preferred Location: Open to candidates throughout Ontario, preference given to those based in either Toronto or Guelph This position is funded by Agriculture and Agri-food Canada through the Green Interns program To qualify, you […]

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Minister Seeking Growing Forward 3 Input

Minister Leal is seeking input to bring to the Annual Conference of Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers of Agriculture to be held in Calgary, Alberta July 20th – 22nd. He is seeking input on how to improve Growing Forward 3 based on your experiences with Growing Forward 2.  OCO will be submitting input and would like to hear from […]

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MPP Engagement Day September 21st

Calling all OCO members!  To celebrate this year’s Organic Week, from September 17th-25th, the Organic Council of Ontario will be hosting an MPP Engagement Day on September 21st at Queen’s Park.  The day will consist of a members meeting and debrief in the morning followed by meetings with MPPs in the afternoon and an evening reception.  We encourage all OCO members to take […]

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Response from Minister MacAulay on GE Alfalfa

In addition to OCO’s letter to Premier Wynne and Minister Leal, OCO supported a joint letter that was sent to the Federal Minister of Agriculture on April 20th requesting restrictions to the commercialization of new GE varieties in Eastern Canada.  along with 14 other organizations representing both conventional and organic producers across the country.  Minister […]

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Community Supported Agriculture in Canada published

  Community Supported Agriculture programs, or CSAs, are known a popular marketing tool among organic growers and those wishing to capture the full retail value of their products.   However, there is little Canadian research to corroborate that assumptin.  A recent report by OCO board member, Dr. John Devlin, unveils important data on CSAs including the fact that […]