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          The Organic Council of Ontario

          The Voice for Organics in Ontario

          The Organic Council of Ontario

          Recent Updates

          We’re Hiring: Communications and Membership Manager

          We’re Hiring: Communications and Membership Manager

          Hours: 35 hours per week (negotiable)  Salary: 52,000 – 62,000 pending experience Benefits: Health Savings Account available after 3 month...

          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.

          We’re Hiring: Events and Communications Specialist

          The Organic Council of Ontario is looking for an enthusiastic, dedicated and dynamic Events and Communications Specialist who is passionate about agriculture and the environment.? Ideal candidates will have a balance of left and right brain thinking with both sharp attention to detail, technical know-how, problem solving skills, administrative and logistical organizational prowess; as well as an eye for digital marketing, the capacity to parse complex issues into clear sentences, strategic thinking and political acumen.?

          Looking at The Market for Climate-Friendly Food

          There is a wealth of research that explores the diverse environmental benefits of organic agriculture. Many farmers may want to experiment with practices that carry environmental benefits, but are concerned about potential profit losses or unforeseen consequences. Read on to learn how organic agriculture can be just as profitable as, or even more profitable than, conventional agriculture.

          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.