The Organic Council of Ontario

The Voice for Organics in Ontario

The Organic Council of Ontario

Recent Updates

Organic Industry Quick Facts for 2020-2021

The Canada Organic Trade Association has just released the latest report on the trends of the organic agriculture industry in Canada (with an Ontario-specific report on the way which OCO has contributed to). The data shows that the efforts of organic farmers across Canada have produced amazing results.

The Impact of Organic Dairy on Reducing Synthetic Chemical Use: A Webinar Overview

Cows often get a bad reputation for contributing to climate change. However, Organic Dairy is on a mission to change how cows interact with their surrounding environment while producing milk that is healthy and eco-friendly.

Globe and Mail: Organic Week In the News

As we celebrate organic food, produce and farmers across Canada, we are looking back at all we have achieved over the past year.

Organic Week is Almost Here, Celebrate With Us!

Organic Week, the biggest annual celebration of organic food, products and farmers in Canada, is just around the corner. To celebrate #Organicweek, we are hosting a social media photo contest for the month of September.

Fill Out Our Survey on the Upcoming Organic Products Act  

The Ontario government is currently considering the passage of the Organic Products Act (Bill 54), a piece of legislation that would regulate the use of the term organic in Ontario. This bill will greatly help organic farmers in Ontario and we want to hear your thoughts on it. We have a brief window this fall to help pass this bill. Please fill out our five minute survey to demonstrate your support and to view OCO’s proposed implementation options for the bill.

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Government Pauses Consultation Process for MRL on Glyphosate

The Organic Council of Ontario (OCO) commends the Government of Canada for  its recently announced decision to pause the process that would...

OCO Explores Priorities in Next Agriculture Policy Framework

Originally published in Fruit & Vegetable Magazine July, 2021. Federal, provincial and territorial governments are currently exploring the next agricultural policy framework...

Potential Changes to the US – Canada Organic Equivalency

Potential Changes to the US – Canada Organic Equivalency

COTA‘s latest webinar highlighted the proposed changes to the US-Canada Equivalency Arrangement and is seeking your voice to influence 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.