Membership

About OCO

OCO is a membership-driven organization. We work with many partners to advocate for programs and actions that support Ontario’s diverse organic businesses. More about OCO

OCO welcomes membership from all parts of the Ontario organic value chain, including input suppliers, producers, distributors, marketers, co-packers, retailers, food service, importers, consultants and certifiers. If you are unsure whether your business can be a member, contact us.

Industry Memberships

Listing in the Ontario Organic Directory 

Board Representative

Vote on Policy Issues

Additional Discounts

Event Discounts

Web Classified Ads 

E-news Classifieds

Social Media Spotlight

Web Display Ad

Featured Directory Listing

Basic

Member

You must have an organic certificate to be a basic member.

Supporting Member

You are a business interested in further benefits. Fees are on a sliding scale.

1 month

1 per year

1 per year

1 month

1 month

Leading

Member

You are a collector paying into the Grow Organic Collection Program. 

Up to 4 guests

3 months

2 per year

2 per year

2 months

4 months

Association Membership

$250/year

You are an association, non-profit or charity with offices in Ontario and an interest in supporting the Ontario organic sector. Association members get the same benefits as Supporting industry members:

  • Organic Directory listing
  • Vote on policy issues
  • Board representative
  • 1 month of featured Directory listing
  • 1 month of Directory classifieds per year
  • 1 E-News classified per year
  • 1 social media spotlight per year
  • Event discounts for up to 2 people per year
  • Organic inputs and consultant discounts

Individual Membership

$50/year

You are an organic consumer who wants to support and grow the Ontario organic sector. You benefit from membership communications and discounts at OCO events.  You may access some supporter member benefits, but are not listed in the directory:

  • Representation on our board of directors (Directors-at-Large)
  • 1 E-News classified ad
  • 1 social media spotlight
  • Member rate for OCO events (up to 2 attendees per event)
  • News and updates from OCO