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...

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...

We’re Hiring: Digital Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Duration: 6 month contract Salary: $35,000 – $42,000 prorated, pending experience Location: Open to candidates throughout Ontario, with preference given...

OCO to Develop a Directory for the Ontario Organic Value Chain

It will soon be easier to find certified organic ingredients and inputs in Ontario. Thanks to Growing Forward 2 (GF2)...

Toronto Star Features the Growing Market for Organics

Toronto Star Features the Growing Market for Organics

On May 13th, the Toronto Star featured a special report on Organic Farming, in which The Organic Council of Ontario was...

A New Ownership Model for Organic Businesses

By Sarah Chisholm Ryder, COG & and Laura Northey, OCO Employee ownership has long been an important business model in...

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.