Ontario Organic Day 2018

Get behind the most important day for organic in Ontario this year!

NEW DATE: Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018.

Please see the event page for details!

Ontario Organic Day is the best way for organic advocates to gain exclusive access to Ontario MPPs from your region who are concerned and want to engage with you about the organic sector. Join us and help promote the priorities of Ontario’s organic businesses!

Stay tuned for more details on schedule and contact information. For any questions about the event, please email usEarly bird registration ends September 21st!

Ontario Organic Day Agenda:

Monday, October 1st, 2018

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM – Organic Drinks and Snacks (CSI Annex, 720 Bathurst st., Rm. #2, 2nd Floor)

Join us for free organic drinks and snacks and networking with brief words from our Chair.

7:30 PM – Dinner at Local Restaurant @ Her Father’s Cider Bar

Please RSVP for reservation purposes. Dinner not included in Queen’s Park ticket.

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

7:00 AM to 8:30 AM: Queen’s Park Organic Breakfast (111 Wellesley Ave W. Rooms 228 & 230)

7:00 AM Ontario Organic Breakfast featuring

8:00 AM Address from Minister Hardeman (OMAFRA), Minister Jones (MTCS), and opposition MPPs.

8:30 AM Walk to Hart House

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM: OCO Member Orientation (Hart House, Music Room, Room 2006)

  • 9:00 AM Welcome and Introductions (Rob Wallbridge, Chair; Carolyn Young, Executive Director)
  • 9:40 AM Canadian Organic Growers’ Transition to Organic Report (Carly Livingston, COG)
  • 10:20 AM Updates on COTA’s State of Organics Report and Policy Updates (Tia Loftsgaard, COTA)
  • 10:50 AM Updates on Other Provincial Regulations (Becky Lipton, Organic Alberta; Emma Holmes, B.C. Ministry of Agriculture)
  • 11:30 AM MPP Meeting Preparation

12pm -12:45 PM Lunch (Lunch not included in ticket, Hart House Lunch available $5- $7 each)

12:45 PM Group photo in front of Queen’s Park

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Meetings with MPPs (Main Legislative Building; 111 Wellesley Ave. W.)

Members and participants will be paired with their MPPs by region.

4:30 PM – 7:30 PM: Drinks and Debrief @The Wickson Social(please RSVP)


Thank you to our generous silver sponsors!

And to our amazing bronze sponsors!

The Healthy Butcher, Cambrian Solutions, Kind Organics & Cookstown Greens


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