The Organic Council of Ontario

The Voice for Organics in Ontario

The Organic Council of Ontario

Recent Updates

Fruit and Vegetable: Working Towards Regenerative

Canadian weather has always been unpredictable but climate change brings new meaning to the word, with the agriculture industry posed to suffer as a result. Even in the face of such uncertainty, agriculture has the opportunity to not only adapt to the effects of climate change but also reduce its impacts through the regeneration of cultivated land.

Fruit and Vegetable: A Review Of Regenerative Certification Programs

Regenerative agriculture is a term used to describe agriculture that not only sustains ecological health but improves it over time. Though many farmers have aspired to achieve some version of this for decades, the term itself has gained new traction in recent years due to its potential to mitigate the effects of climate change. Despite that, no clear or specific definition exists which catalogues a complete list of practices and techniques. 

2021 In Review

Looking back over 2021, at OCO, we have had a very productive year thanks to our network of creative and hardworking organic operators and producers across Ontario. Check out some of our amazing achievements!

Ministerial Mandate Letter Signals Clear Commitment to Help Support Farmers in the Climate Crisis

On December 16, 2021 the Government of Canada released ministerial mandate letters. The letters commonly released following an election are...

Agricultural Ministers From Across Canada Release the Guelph Statement

On November 10th, 2021, federal and provincial agriculture ministers from across Canada met in Guelph, ON to discuss how Canadian agriculture will develop from 2023-2028 under the new Agricultural Policy Framework (APF).

We’re Hiring: Climate Science Research and Knowledge Translation Intern (2 Positions Available)

Position: Climate Science Research and Knowledge Translation Intern Hours: 30 – 40 hours a week Compensation: Salary $42,000-$55,000/year pro-rated Benefits: OCO compensates staff for personal device use, internet and other small office expenses pending approval. After 6 months, staff may be offered a health savings plan.

We’re Hiring: Organic Information Systems and Knowledge Base Coordinator

Position: Organic Information Systems and Knowledge Base Coordinator Hours: 30 – 40 hours a week Compensation: Salary $42,000-$55,000/year pro-rated Benefits: OCO compensates staff for personal device use, internet and other small office expenses pending approval. After 6 months, staff may be offered a health savings plan.

Examining Manitoba’s New Check Off Program

Manitoba announced that it has created the first organic grain check-off program to be seen in the province, which came into effect on August 12, 2021. 

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.