In 2016-2017, the Organic Council of Ontario consulted over 600 experts and stakeholders on the future of the organic sector in Ontario. We wanted to know how to help the sector grow to meet Ontario’s growing demand.

Through this research, we determined that stable funding is required to achieve the priorities of Ontario's organic sector. To fulfill the need for funding, a "check-off" is proposed for organic products. In this website, you'll find all the results of our research, details on the check-off proposal, and information on how this proposal will improve the organic sector overall. Most importantly, you'll find out how you can take action to Grow Ontario Organic!

*5% of all agricultural operations in Ontario

Let’s Invest in Organic Together

Organic businesses can grow and thrive with a little extra support.

Based on our research, the organic sector requires $1 million annually of stable funding to achieve sector priorities.


We’re aiming to grow Ontario's organic sector to 5% of all agriculture in Ontario in the next 5 years.


We can do this by establishing an organic check-off based on 0.1% of organic sales and reinvesting it in sector supports. The fee would be voluntary for all organic entities. For producers who already pay into commodity boards, a portion for the organic check-off could be diverted.

We need 15% of Ontario's organic producers to endorse the proposal. Add your name to the list.

Robert Douglas Halliday

Liveoak Organic

Marshall King

Ontario Organic Farmers Co-operative

Wayne alof

Organic hall foods inc

Marcelle Paulin

Sleepy G Farm

Morris Van De Walle

Vandeholm Farms Ltd.

Anastasia Sparling

Fairmount Fields Organics

Bernd Portz

On Top of the World Organic Inc.

Brook Scott

Village Market Waldorf Thornhill

Martin De Groot

Mapletons Organic Dairy

Morris Van De Walle

Vandeholm Farms Ltd.

Robert Fleischauer

Golden Acres Farm

Steven Ardron

Kuntz Forestry Consulting

Uli Hack

Hack Farm

Vince De Dell

De Dell Seeds

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