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 2023 2024



PIC's Innovation Conference - Guelph In-Person 14/15-Nov-23
Producer Update - Webinar Virtual 29-Nov-23
Producer Update - Mt Brydges In-Person 13-Dec-23
Producer Update - Brodhagen In-Person 10-Jan-24
Science in the Pub - Guelph In-Person 22-Jan-24
National Poultry Show - London In-Person 7/8-Feb-24
Producer Update - Lincoln In-Person 28-Feb-24
Producer Update - Webinar Virtual 6-Mar-24
Back Yard Chickens - Webinar Virtual 23-Mar-24
Ag Advisors Day - Elora TBA 17-Apr-24
Research Impacts Day - Elora & Webinar Hybrid 15-May-24
Poultry Health Day - TBA TBA 19-Jun-24
PIC's Annual Fundraiser Golf Tournament - Baden In-Person 4-Sept-24
Science in the Pub - Guelph In-Person 23-Sept-24
PIC's Annual General Meeting - Elora Hybrid 24-Oct-24

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

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Ag Advisor's Day

A day for professional poultry farm advisors to learn!  Hold the Date, looking forward to our next session on April 17, 2024   The 2023 session provided relevant information about the diverse opportunities the poultry sector presents to those who work in financial lending, business advising, and management. Including updates in poultry production from the four commodity boards that addressed...

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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 ~ June 19th, 2024 Registration, sponsorship and tentative agenda will be posted in 2024   Photographs from the 2023 event.  Thank you to everyone who joined us. We hope to see you all again next year!

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Poultry Innovations Conference

   Proudly Presented With:   Thank You for an Incredible 2023 Poultry Innovations Conference! A heartfelt thank you to our sponsors, speakers, and attendees for making the 2023 Poultry Innovations Conference a resounding success. Your contributions were instrumental in creating an event that celebrated collaboration, innovation, and the future of the poultry industry.   Collaborate to Innovate: Exploring Global Movements...

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Poultry Pro

Poultry Pro   Poultry Pro Expansion 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. Each module covers a wide...

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Poultry Welfare Auditor Course (PAACO)

Poultry Welfare Auditor Course (PAACO) Edmonton, Alberta 2022 We were proud to deliver the training to 29 future auditors. The program covered Broilers, Turkeys, Layers and Ducks. We congratulate all attendees and thank the facilitators too! Following the successful completion of training and passing the final exam, attendees are still required to complete two (2) full shadow audits to get their...

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Producer Updates

Proudly Presented with Executive Sponsors:     Producer Updates unite poultry producers to share experiences and gain insights. This winter, we're hosting 2 virtual sessions and 3 in-person gatherings. Thanks to the generous support of our sponosors these sessions are FREE to attend for all primary Producers (commercial poultry quota holders). Please note, free registration is not applicable to industry members/partners/affiliates. Join...

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Research Impacts

Research Impacts Day  May 15th, 2024 Registration, sponsorship and tentative agenda will be posted in 2024.  Photographs from the 2023 event.  Thank you to everyone who joined us. We hope to see you all again next year! Attendees shared feedback which included;  "Topics and speakers were excellent" "Panel added an interesting discussion perspective." "This event blended research and industry practices." "Hearing...

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Science in the Pub


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Raising Backyard Chickens

Raising Backyard Chickens Hold the date, our next webinar will be held March 23, 2024 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?  Wonder...

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