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...

Call for Directors 2018

Organic Council of Ontario Call for Directors 2018 Position: Director, Organic Council of Ontario Board of Directors Type: Volunteer Start:...

Better Farming Magazine’s Organic Feature

The December 2017 issue of Better Farming highlighted organic with the Organic Feature 2017 spread that mentions OCO in various...

Ontario could take notes from other provinces’ organic regulations

Better Farming mentions Bill 153, the Organic Products Act in an online article to discuss how Ontario can learn from...

Organics are no longer a niche market has featured OCO this month to discuss our upcoming report which assesses the state of organic agriculture in Ontario....

The small-farm perspective

Arranging to interview Heather Johnson at Severn Sunset farm took a bit of coordination. After a few false starts, we...

2017 In Review

As 2017 comes to a close, we at the Organic Council of Ontario are proud of what we have accomplished...

Giving certification some teeth

When the Organic Council of Ontario asked me to interview farmers and other organic business people to collect their thoughts...

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.