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 businesses. 


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


OCO works to create an interconnected network of organic businesses, producers, farmers, scholars, consumers and organic supporters. 

Recent Updates

Alliston Herald: Organic food labels can cause confusion

Alliston Herald: Organic food labels can cause confusion

More feedback emerged from organic farms who support OCO’s push for regulation of organic products this week. Cookstown Greens is...


TVO: Provocative Coverage of the Organic Regulation Issue’s Corey Mintz provides some very thoughtful and somewhat incendiary coverage of the organic regulation issue in this article that...


Globe and Mail: Ontario’s Organic Farmers Want Labelling Loophole Closed

Globe and Mail reporter Ann Hui was surprised, as were many consumers, to learn that not all products that get...


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...


Organic Food Fraud is on the CFIA’s Radar

1 Good News for Organic Businesses and Consumers On Monday, news broke of an Ontario chicken supplier charged with fraudulently labelling...


Guelph Today: Monsanto Takeover has Implications for Guelph

This week, the news broke that pharmaceutical giant Bayer is to take over Monsanto. OCO’s President and Chair, Tom Manley,...


Help OMAFRA Develop an Agricultural Soil Health and Conservation Strategy

As part of its mandate to preserve the productive capacity of Ontario’s agricultural land, OMAFRA is seeking input toward the...

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.