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 Non-GMO

Even if you don’t keep on top of Canadian food policy, you’re probably aware of the conversation surrounding genetically modified...

Safe Food for Canadians Regulations: Implications for the Organic Sector

Safe Food for Canadians Regulations: Implications for the Organic Sector

The Safe Food for Canadians Regulations were published on June 13, 2018, replacing the previous Organic Products Regulations that govern...

CAPI Report: Optimizing Growth in the Agri-Food Sector

In March 2016, the Minister of Finance tasked the Federal Government’s Advisory Council on Economic Growth (ACEG) with finding policy...

The Problem With Organic Inputs

Some might consider organic farming as a sector free from production inputs, but this is not the case – all...

Your standards, Your Say: Canadian Organic Standards Review Process is Underway

The Canadian Organic Standards (COS) are a set of industry standards used in the federal organic certification process, which help...

Community Response to Toronto Star “Milked” Article

In the wake of the Toronto Star’s article “Milked,” a number of consumers, media bodies, and members of Canada’s dairy farming...

Find Out How to Help Improve the Canadian Organic Standards

Is there something about the Canada Organic Standards that you would like to see change? Do you feel lost 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.



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.