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

Attending in person events will require proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 along with photo government identification. This and all other applicable measures as outlined by the Ontario government will be enforced to ensure safety for public health. Please see their website for futher information:

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 2021 -2022



Producer Update



Science in the Pub - Guelph



Producer Update - Jordan



Producer Update - Mt Brydges



Raising Back Yard Chickens - Guelph



National Poultry Show - London


6 & 7 Apr-22

Research Impacts - Stratford In-Person 11-May-22
Poultry Health Day - tba In-Person 22-Jun-22
Golf Tournament - Baden In-Person 7-Sep-22
Science in the Pub - Guelph In-Person 26-Sep-22
PIC's AGM - Guelph In-Person 27-Oct-22
Producer Updates In-Person Dec TBA

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

Ag Lenders Day

Ag Lenders Day   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 talks from Industry leaders, legal advice, and a...

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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   Poultry Health Day will feature best practices in keeping flocks healthy, managing diseases, increasing water quality and more. This educational session helps you understand how to optimize performance by giving you access to a team of health care and nutritional experts. In this interactive session, you will get your questions answered, and let you chat with industry friends....

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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) PIC’s live Canadian offering of the Poultry Welfare Auditor Course conducted by the Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization (PAACO) has been postponed. The live Poultry Welfare Auditor Training for Broilers, Layers, and Turkeys is postponed until further notice. Attendees must meet PAACO education and experience requirements to attend. Following successful completion of training and passing...

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Producer Updates Series

  It’s finally time for Poultry Industry Council’s 2021-2022 Producer Updates! Registration is now open for December's 15th virtual update from 9:30 am to 12:00, at a cost of $25.00.    Sponsorship is open and available for all 3. Use the Register / Sponsor Now link below. Dates & Locations: Due to the changing nature of health restrictions and gathering limits,...

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Research Impacts

Our next Research Impacts Day has tentatively been scheduled for May 11, 2022.   Thank you to all our attendees, presenters and sponsors for supporting our last Research Impacts Webinar on May 6th, 2021. The webinar featured speakers from multiple universities across Canada and the United States. With a dynamic design, the webinar educated and engaged through a virtual experience. ...

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Science in the Pub

  Emerging Disease and Vaccines   January 24th, 2022 Bar Mason - Delta Hotel, 50 Stone Rd W, Guelph, Ontario   We gather together once again! Doors open at 5 pm and the presentation will begin at 5:30 pm with the discussion wrapping up by 7:30 pm (EST). The cost is $30.00 for members and $40.00 for non-members.    New location,...

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Raising Backyard Chickens

Raising Backyard Chickens  Next Session Scheduled Tentatively for - Saturday, March 26, 2022         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 chicken, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.  Does urban farming appeal to you now more than ever? ...

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