The Organic Council of Ontario

The Voice for Organics in Ontario

The Organic Council of Ontario

Recent Updates

We’re Hiring for the Summer!

We’re Hiring for the Summer!

Do you have an interest in food policy and research? Have experience managing information and/or data systems including data analysis?...

Survey: What Certifying Body Do You Use and Why?

Tom Manley, an independent organic consultant, is conducting a survey to better understand organic certification in Ontario.  OCO is collaborating...

The Ontario Organic Act is Back on the Table

Nov. 12, 2018 – TORONTO – A private members bill to legislate the creation of organic regulation in Ontario was...

Coverage of OCO’s 2019 AGM from Farmtario

Western Producer: Organic certification takes the next step

Robert Arnason of the Western Producer takes a closer look at the Rodale Institute’s Regenerative Organic Certification and the Organic...

OCO’s Organic Directory Featured in Fruit & Vegetable Magazine

OCO’s online Ontario Organic directory was featured in the May issue of Fruit & Vegetable Magazine’s Growth Trends section. Have...

Op-Ed: Farmers’ Right to Seed is a Matter of Principle

by Ann Slater Last December the United Nations adopted the Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in...

Results of 2018 OCO Member and Retailer Surveys

Results of 2018 OCO Member and Retailer Surveys

In late 2018, we circulated a survey to our members for feedback on our projects and to help us determine...

Organic Cannabis: A Pipe Dream?

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency requires the Canadian organic industry, led by the Organic Federation of Canada (OFC), to update...

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.