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...

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...

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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...

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We’re Hiring: Membership Outreach & Events Coordinator

Location: Toronto or Guelph, Ontario Compensation: 10 month contract, Hours negotiable Total Contract: $18,000 Location: Open to candidates who can...

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We’re Hiring: Policy and Research Co-ordinator

Location: Toronto or Guelph, Ontario Compensation: 10 month contract, Hours negotiable Total Contract: $18,000 Location: Open to candidates who can...

An Investment in Organic Should be Part of Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan

An Investment in Organic Should be Part of Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan

  Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan 2016 – 2020 identifies a number of ways Ontario’s agricultural sector can aid climate...

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...

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.