The Organic Council of Ontario

The Voice for Organics in Ontario

The Organic Council of Ontario


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. 




The Organic Council of Ontario (OCO) needs your input!

Ontario’s organic market is not growing at pace with consumer demand.
We want to find out why.

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Recent Updates


How to Grow Ontario Organic

Organic demand is growing. Driven by an ever-increasing consumer interest in health and nutrition, the organic food market has become...

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...


USDA Announces Organic Transition Certification

Last week, The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Organic Trade Association (OTA) announced a new program that will give US producers transitioning...

ACORN hiring

Job Postings in the Organic Sector

Check out these great opportunities with Canadian businesses and organizations that operate within or support the organic sector. Executive Director,...


Nutrient Timing Matters: OMAFRA

Did you know that the timing of your nutrient applications makes a big difference in how they are absorbed into...


Exchange Magazine: Coverage of OCO’s Grow Ontario Organic Research Project

Exchange Magazine shared our press release about our survey and research project which seek to identify barriers to growth in...


OCO Wants to Know Why Organic Market is Flooded with Imports

Rodney Hiemstra of Agrimedia shared news of OCO’s Grow Ontario Organic survey and research project today. He cited Carolyn...


CBC News Coverage of the Need for Certified Organic Farms

In this article, Samantha Samson of CBC News Sudbury reports on why farmers in Northern Ontario may hesitate to become...

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.