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...

Radio-Canada: L’Ontario veut réglementer l’utilisation du mot « biologique »

Radio-Canada featured OCO and the campaign for organic regulation in Ontario in a piece for radio and online. The article...

Brantford Expositor: Organic bill would create organic regulations

Michael-Allan Marion, of the Brantford Expositor, highlights the shortfalls of the organic sector in Ontario and the private member’s bill that...

The Green Party of Ontario Endorses Bill 153

The Green Party of Ontario Endorses Bill 153

A third opposition party in Ontario has stood in support of Bill 153, the Organic Products Act. “Healthy soil, like...

OCO Director publishes piece in True North Living

OCO’s Executive Director, Carolyn Young, has been published on Media Planet’s talking about the “Ontario Organic Act”. The Private...

Ontario Organic Day at Queen’s Park 2017

September has been an exciting month for organic producers in Ontario. On September 13th, the Organic Council of Ontario organized...

Blackburn News: MPPs Suggest Organic Bill

OCO’s push to regulate organic products in Ontario is covered by Steve Sabourin in a piece for Blackburn News. OCO...

Efforts intensify in Ontario to regulate organic products

Realagriculture covers OCO’s call for organic regulation in Ontario and the recent introduction of a Private Member’s Bill in this...

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.