PIC is committed to managing education, extension opportunities and events for Ontario’s poultry sector. 

For Certified Auditors, please note that PIC’s education and extension sessions are on the list of approved conferences for those interested in maintaining their PAACO Poultry Welfare Auditor certification. Any hours accumulated attending these sessions can be utilized as continuing education credits to maintain your PAACO Auditor status.

The following is a list of PIC’s ongoing education, extension and events that are planned for the upcoming year. Click on the Links to the event web page for further details.

PIC reserves the right to deny registration to any party not affiliated with the PIC.

Tentative Schedule for PIC's Education and Events

Education / Events 2022 - 2023



Emergency Planning Resourse - Lunch and Learn Virtual 29-Sept-22 
Science in the Pub - Guelph In-Person 26-Sep-22
Emergency Planning - Lunch and Learn Virtual 12-Oct-22
PIC's AGM - Guelph In-Person 27-Oct-22
PAACO - Edmonton, Alberta In-Person 1-3 Nov-22
Producer Update - Webinar Virtual 16-Nov-22
Producer Update - Mitchell In-Person 7-Dec-22
Science in the Pub - Guelph In-Person 23-Jan-23
Producer Update - Jordan In-Person 1-Feb-23
National Poultry Show - London In-Person 8-9 Feb-23
Producer Update - Mount Brydges In-Person 15-Feb-23
Producer Update - Webinar Virtual 22-Feb-23
Ag Lenders Day - TBA In-Person 9-Mar-23
Raising Back Yard Chickens - Webinar Virtual 25-Mar-23

Dates & Locations Tentative : Due to the changing nature of health restrictions and gathering limits and HPAI .

Ag Lenders Day

Ag Lenders Day Next session tentatively scheduled for March 9th, 2023   This session provides relevant information to those who work in financial lending and management to learn about the diverse opportunities the poultry sector presents. The event features updates in poultry production from the four commodity boards that addressed the challenges and opportunities within the sector.  It also includes...

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Human Resource Session

Human Resources Solutions   Human resource management has become an increasingly important topic to farm managers and particularly those working in the poultry sector.   On an as-needed basis, PIC can host and organize a human resources-focused event tailored to our sector's specific needs. Assessment tools & resources   Advice you can apply to your work   Strategies and stories from experts   According...

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Poultry Health Day

Poultry Health Day was held on July 20, 2022, in Stratford Ontario   Thank you to all our presenters, attendees and sponsors.  Poultry Health Day featured best practices in keeping flocks healthy while managing diseases. This educational session helped attendees understand how to optimize performance by giving them access to a team of experts. The interactive session, allowed attendees to get...

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Poultry Innovations Conference

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Poultry Pro

Poultry Pro & New! Poultry Pro Plus!   Poultry Pro Course Content updated June 2021. Poultry Pro is an introductory online course offered by the Poultry Industry Council.  This course was developed in response to a need identified by industry stakeholders for a relevant and comprehensive training opportunity applicable to the entire sector. Previously, no such industry-wide opportunity was available....

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Poultry Welfare Auditor Course (PAACO)

Poultry Welfare Auditor Course (PAACO) Registration open shortly for the In-person session being held in Edmonton, Alberta  November 1 - 2, 2022 The cost will be $845.00 USD for Canadian and International attendees. Join us in person for poultry-specific training in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. This training will cover Broilers, Turkeys and Layers. Attendees must meet PAACO education and experience requirements to...

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Producer Updates Series

  Our planning has begun for our 2022-2023 Producer Update Series.    Producer updates are a time of bringing producers together to learn through sharing.  New barn builds, and expansion plans explained by the producer who got it done! Subject matter experts who are there to answer questions on everything from animal husbandry to the grants you can use to...

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Research Impacts

Registration is Now Closed for PIC's Research Impacts Day - August 10, 2022 in Elora, Ontario.   Proudly sponsored by Executive SupporterFarm Credit Canada:  The event is being held in-person at the GrandWay, 7445 Wellington County Rd. 21, Elora, Ontario.  The session will run from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.  Registration fee is $65.00 for Members, and $80.00 for Non-Members and includes...

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Science in the Pub

    Registration is now Closed for PIC's Science in the Pub on Monday, September 26th, 2022.  The session is being held at the Delta Hotel in Bar Mason: 50 Stone Rd W, Guelph, ON N1G 0A9. Doors open at 5:00 PM, session runs to 8:00 PM. This interactive session always fosters great discussions, debates and loads of fun.  So...

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Raising Backyard Chickens

Our next live webinar is tentatively scheduled for March 26, 2023.   Missed our last session of Raising Backyard Chickens. The recording of the Webinar is available for purchase for $25.00.      The trend of raising backyard chickens is growing. People are becoming more interested in where their food comes from, and want to ensure access to quality eggs and...

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