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Carolyn Young

Carolyn Young

Organic Council of Ontario

Carolyn Young is the new Executive Director of the Organic Council of Ontario. Carolyn has worked as the lead consultant for OCO over a year and half. During that time, she has placed renewed emphasis on serving Ontario organic businesses, creating sustainable and stable funding for the organization and campaigning for an organic regulation in Ontario.  Prior to joining OCO, Carolyn worked as the Director of Sustain Ontario, the alliance for healthy food and farming. Together with member organizations, she advocated for the support of healthier food systems through education, network development and collaborative action. Successes of the alliance include the passing of The Local Food Act and the creation of the Artisanal and Local Niche Market Chicken Programs.

Carolyn has over 10 years of experience working on food, farming, and environmental policy issues. She has worked on farms and farming issues in four provinces in addition to visiting farms across Canada and abroad as an Independent Organic Inspector.