The Organic Council of Ontario

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.

The OCO will:

Advocate – it works with the government figures to ensure that agricultural policy and legislation meet the needs of Ontario’s organic producers and businesses.

Grow – the demand for organic is high, OCO helps support Ontario’s organic industry in order to build its capacity and supply more Ontarians with organic.

Connect – the OCO works to create interconnected networks of organic producers, processors, scholars, consumers, and supporters.

You can sign up as a member, there are two member categories:

  • Associate member – as an Associate member you are an individual (organizations are not eligible for this) who wishes to support growth in and again awareness of the organic sector. Associate members do not have voting rights but are represented by one seat appointed at large on OCO’s Board of Directors.
  • Producers, Processors, Distributors, Input Suppliers, Certifying Bodies and NGOs – membership fees for this group is on a sliding scale based on your business or organization’s annual sales of organic products.

To see what a membership will cost and what category you fit under go to the OCO’s website at www.orgainccouncil.ca.

Buy signing up as a member you will benefit from:

  • Business exposure to social media via OCO’s social media website and platform
  • Links to various funding and educational opportunities
  • Reduced rates at OCO’s annual organic networking events
  • Access to tabling and merchandising opportunities at exclusive events
  • Voting rights in the election of their Board of Directors at the annual AGM
  • Discounted advertising space on the Organic Council of Ontario website
  • Participation in polls and surveys which guide the future of organics in Ontario
  • The knowledge that you are contributing to the future of Ontario’s organic business

Visit the Organic Council of Ontario’s website to learn more and get information on what organic means at www.organiccouncil.ca.