Organic Council of Ontario


“The Organic Council of Ontario (OCO) exists to support a shift in Ontario towards sustaining and organic agriculture.

OCO seeks to advocate for policy, research & training in support of the organic sector; protect the integrity of “organic” in the current context of the Canada Organic Standards; and inform the public on the full value of organic agriculture.

We help ensure all Ontarians have greater access to organic food, work to reduce the burden of synthetic agricultural chemicals & GMOs on our environment, and forge sustaining approaches to local food production.

OCO is the only full value-chain association working at the provincial level – where regulatory decisions are made. OCO unifies Ontario’s diverse actors in our organic movement – from farmers to city dwellers and all points between.

The Organic Council of Ontario (OCO) is a non-profit membership-driven association. Membership is open to all businesses and individuals in Ontario who wish to help shift the province towards a sustaining, regenerative agri-culture and food system.”

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