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...

Giving certification some teeth: The Healthy Butcher’s Dave Meli

When the Organic Council of Ontario asked me to interview farmers and other organic business people to collect their thoughts...

Organic Products Act Passes Second Reading

Bill 153, the Organic Products Act passed second reading on November 23, 2017. The bill will now go to the...

Inside Ontario’s Struggle to Protect Organic Food

By Mary Wales In September of this year, MPP Peter Tabuns (Toronto—Danforth) and MPP Sylvia Jones (Dufferin-Caledon) tabled a bill...

Guest opinion: Food for thought from the asparagus field

We are passionate people. Passionate about life, family and farming — certified organic farming, specifically. Our farm is coming up...

Guest Research Review: How does organic mitigate climate change?

Organic production does mitigate climate change. The question is not if, but how. The Washington-based Organic Centre is one of...

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....

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.