Poultry Worker Award

The 2016 Ed McKinlay Poultry Worker of the Year Award will be awarded on April 6, 2017 at the London Poultry Show at noon.

Annually, the Poultry Industry Council recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to the poultry industry. The criteria are very broad. Quite simply the award will be presented to an individual who has given outstanding service to the poultry industry over the years. The person may have made a significant and lasting difference or some specific contribution or may simply have vast networks and has maintained these over the years which as a result has moved the industry forward.

Nominations for the 2017 Ed McKinlay Poultry Worker of the Year Award will open December 2017.

For details on the nomination process and to download a writable PDF Nomination From please Click Here.


Debbie Carroll – 2015 Recipient of the Ed McKinlay Poultry Worker of the Year Award.

The Poultry Industry Council (P.I.C.) is pleased to announce that Debbie Carroll, who acted as the Secretary/Treasurer for the Ontario Hatcheries Association from 1985 until her retirement in April 2015 is the recipient of the Ed McKinlay Poultry Worker of the Year award. The award is presented yearly to outstanding individuals in the poultry industry, and was presented to Debbie at the Innovations Conference Banquet on November 18, 2016, in London, Ontario.

Ed Verkley, Chair of P.I.C. stated, “Debbie was instrumental to the operation of the Ontario Hatcheries Association and she coordinated events such as their Convention, Baseball Tournament, Curling Bonspiel, and Golf tournament which brought the entire industry together. She is very deserving of this award.”

Debbie focussed her attention on providing assistance to the hatcheries by providing educational workshops, labour and property tax legislation advice, biosecurity protocols and served as a conduit to share information on issues impacting the sector.

“Debbie Carroll provided a high level of professionalism, personal integrity and commitment to the industry over her thirty years, and that is why we nominated Debbie for this award” stated Bob Guy, General Manager of the Ontario Broiler Hatching Egg and Chick Commission.

Congratulations from PIC to Debbie for being this years winner!

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