350 Sparks Street, Suite 1007
Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7S8
Chicken Farmers of Canada has two primary mandates. Our main responsibility is to ensure that our 2,800 farmers produce the right amount of fresh, safe, high-quality chicken to meet Canada’s needs. This evolving risk management system we operate under is commonly known as “supply management.” Under supply management, Chicken Farmers of Canada: Meets with farmers, processors, further processors and members of the restaurant trade from across the country meet every eight weeks to decide, based on market demand, just how much chicken to raise Monitors compliance with provincial quota allocations – making sure each province raises as much chicken as they agreed to Monitors the inter-provincial or market development trade of chicken Our second responsibility is to represent the interests of chicken farmers and the Canadian chicken industry. Chicken Farmers of Canada plays a key role in developing, partnering or managing programs for Canada’s chicken farmers that prove our producers continue to grow the high quality chicken that Canadians trust. Through programs such as our Raised by a Canadian Farmer Sustainability Excellence, Raised by a Canadian Farmer On-Farm Food Safety Program, Raised by a Canadian Farmer Animal Care Program and other biosecurity initiatives, Chicken Farmers of Canada works closely with government partners and industry stakeholders to keep the industry innovative and responsive. Through our government relations program, Chicken Farmers of Canada strives to ensure that key decision makers in government fully understand the views of Canada’s chicken farmers and that these are taken into account when important agriculture and trade policy decisions are made.