Supporting Membership

Supporting Membership is for organic businesses that want to grow and thrive.

Members include input suppliers, producers, distributors, marketers, co-packers, retailers, food service, importers, consultants and/or certifying bodies who have significant business in the Ontario organic market.  Membership is subject to approval.  If you are unsure whether your business is eligible, please contact us.

Producers and businesses who support organic, but are not certified, may join the Ontario Organic Directory by becoming a Supporting Member.

Membership and associated benefits are annual based on the calendar year (January-December). New and renewal memberships received after October 1st will count towards membership in the following calendar year.

<h2>Benefits</h2> <ul> <li style="text-align: left;">A listing in the <a href="http://directory.organiccouncil.ca/" data-slimstat="5">Ontario Organic Directory</a></li> <li style="text-align: left;">Vote on policy issues</li> <li style="text-align: left;">Board representative</li> <li style="text-align: left;">1 month <span>featured listing in the directory</span></li> <li style="text-align: left;">1 <span>free e-news and </span><a href="https://www.organiccouncil.ca/classifieds/" data-slimstat="5">web classified ad</a></li> <li style="text-align: left;">1 social media spotlight</li> <li style="text-align: left;">OCO event discounts for up to 2 people</li> <li style="text-align: left;"><a href="https://www.organiccouncil.ca/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/About-Your-Membership-Discounts-%E2%80%93-Supporting-Members-2019.pdf" data-slimstat="3">Discounts with organic consultants, suppliers, & trade shows</a></li> <li style="text-align: left;"><a href="https://www.organiccouncil.ca/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Pricing-Grid-All-Ads-Listings-1.pdf" data-slimstat="3">Advertising & promotional discounts</a></li> </ul>
<div id="panel-10429-0-0-1" class="so-panel widget widget_siteorigin-panels-builder" data-index="1"> <div id="pl-w5a30028628d32" class="panel-layout"> <div id="pg-w5a30028628d32-0" class="panel-grid panel-no-style"> <div id="pgc-w5a30028628d32-0-0" class="panel-grid-cell"> <div id="panel-w5a30028628d32-0-0-0" class="so-panel widget widget_sow-features panel-first-child panel-last-child" data-index="0"> <div class="so-widget-sow-features so-widget-sow-features-default-01de7025f265"> <div class="sow-features-list sow-features-responsive"> <div class="sow-features-feature sow-icon-container-position-top sow-features-feature-last-row"> <div class="textwidget"> <h2>Fees</h2> <p style="text-align: left;">Supporting Membership fees are on a sliding scale based on your annual sales of organic product.</p> <table class="alignleft" dir="ltr" border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><strong>Annual Organic Sales</strong></td> <td><strong>Fee</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td>under $100,000</td> <td>$100 + HST</td> </tr> <tr> <td>$100,001 to $500,000</td> <td>$250 + HST</td> </tr> <tr> <td>$500,001 to $1,000,000 </td> <td>$650 + HST</td> </tr> <tr> <td>$1,000,001 to $5,000,000 </td> <td>$1350 + HST</td> </tr> <tr> <td>$5,000,001 to $10,000,000 </td> <td>$2000 + HST</td> </tr> <tr> <td>over $10,000,000 </td> <td>$3250 + HST</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div>

If cost is a barrier for you, please contact us to discuss other ways to support OCO in exchange for membership.