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...

Organic: More than just marketing

There are a lot of different labels, terms and certifications for consumers to consider when buying food. It can be...

Supporting small-scale organic producers in Ontario

This fall, the Ontario legislature is considering a bill that would regulate use of the term “organic” in the province....

Making Sense of “Organic” Labels For Non-Food Products

It’s hard enough, sometimes, trying to determine whether the food you buy is indeed organic. But what happens when the...

CBC News: Proposed law would close Ontario’s organics labelling loophole

CBC News covers Bill 153, the Organic Products Act, and efforts to close the loophole that allows for fraudulent organic...

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...

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.