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...

Food-on-Food Pest Control Exemptions

Food-on-Food Pest Control Exemptions

The Organic Value Chain Roundtable (OVCRT) has been working towards getting an exemption for products used for managing disease, insects or...

Organic Consultants List Now Available

Organic Consultants List Now Available

In response to a demand for advice, information and expertise on organic certification and inspection from businesses interested in transitioning...


Ontario Organic Survey Looks at Barriers to Expansion

This week, even more coverage from John Greig of OrganicBIZ on OCO’s Carolyn Young’s report on her recent work, surveying...


Looking at the Future of Organic Regulation

After attending our AGM on Mar. 31st, John Greig of OrganicBIZ provided a nice summary of points brought forward by...


Members Learn, Connect, and Feast at OCO’s 2017 AGM

We were happy to welcome a variety of members, old and new, to our 2017 AGM in Guelph this past...

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...

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.