The Organic Council of Ontario

The Voice for Organics in Ontario

The Organic Council of Ontario

ADVOCATE

OCO works with government figures to ensure that agricultural policy and legislation meet the needs of Ontario’s organic producers and businesses.

GROW

Demand for organic is high. OCO supports Ontario’s organic industry in order to build its capacity and supply more Ontarians with organic.

CONNECT

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...

Organic certification process in Ontario needs attention

As calls increase for the province of Ontario to regulate organic certification, Kaitlynn Anderson highlights the need for change in a...

Understanding the use of “organic” in Ontario business names

The word “organic” is often used in business names in Ontario, but the Organic Council often receives questions from confused...

CBC London Coverage of the Ontario Organic Regulation Issue

CBC London Coverage of the Ontario Organic Regulation Issue

Citing the recently released State of Organics report from the Canada Organic Trade Association, an August 4th news story and...

How Will Rising Interest Rates Affect Organic Farms?

In the most recent edition of Farm Credit Canada’s weekly agriculture news update, OCO President Tom Manley was quoted on...

Ontario Organic Day at Queen’s Park

The Organic Council of Ontario is hosting the Ontario Organic Day at Queen’s Park. The day will promote the priorities...

Organic groups call for Ontario regulations

John Greig covers the Canada Organic Trade Association’s recent State of Organics: Federal-Provincial-Territorial report in this article, released July 17th in...

Ontario lags behind on regulations for certifying organic food: report

In light of COTA’s release of their landmark State of Organics report, the Globe and Mail’s Miriam Katawazi reports on...

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.