RFP for (1) Website Migration, Hosting and Maintenance, (2) Continued Ontario Organic Directory Development, and (3) Organic Council of Ontario Brand and Web Presence Redevelopment

The Organic Council of Ontario is seeking proposals for a multi-part web project. Proponents may submit proposals for one, two,...

2022 Ontario Budget and the Organic Sector

In January, OCO contributed a written submission to the Ontario government’s pre-budget consultation process. Our primary asks were: Pass The...

Ontario Scores Low on Organic Report Card

The Canadian Organic Trade Association has just released its State of Organics: Federal-Provincial-Territorial Performance Report 2021, which summarizes the current state of support for the organic sector from all levels of government. This year’s data shows that while Ontario consumers have shown enthusiasm for the organic industry – as discussed in OCO’s Ontario Organic Market Report 2021 – the province lacks significant  support for the growth of organic agriculture. So where are opportunities for improvement?

Reducing On-Farm Emissions and Energy Use

Climate change and agriculture are closely connected. Agriculture makes up 10 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in Canada, excluding on-farm fossil fuel usage and fertilizer production processes. Canada has pledged to lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across the economy by 40 percent and reduce agricultural emissions by 30 percent from 2020 levels by 2030. In order to meet these targets, changes across the agricultural industry are necessary.

Annual General Meeting 2022

Join the Organic Council of Ontario's Annual General Meeting on March 31st, 2022! We invite OCO members and the general public to attend and participate in exploring priorities for OCO in 2022, informative presentations, and Organic Updates.