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

Membership and associated benefits are annual based on the calendar year (January-December). New and renewal memberships received after October 1st will count towards membership in the following calendar year.

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Listing in the Ontario Organic Directory 

Board Representative

Event & Webinar Discounts

E-news Classifieds

Social Media Spotlight

Web Display Ad

Featured Directory Listing



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



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


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:

Individual Membership


You are an individual supporter or organic consumer who wants to support and grow the Ontario organic sector. You benefit from membership communications and discounts at OCO events.  You will not be listed in the directory.

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