Chicken Farmers of Canada

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. To do so, 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. This evolving risk management system we operate under is commonly known as “supply management”. As part of the system, Chicken Farmers of Canada also monitors compliance with provincial quota allocations – making sure each province raises as much chicken as they agreed to – and the inter-provincial or market development trade of chicken. Established in 1978, Chicken Farmers of Canada was established under the provisions of, and receives its legal authority from, the Farm Products Agencies Act.

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 they continue to grow the fresh, high-quality chicken that Canadians trust. Through programs such as Raised by a Canadian Farmer On-Farm Food Safety, Animal Care, and Sustainability, 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.

Industries:
Food|Healthcare Facility|Agriculture
Contact Information:
Marty Brett
Senior Corporate Communications Officer 
(613) 566-5926 
mbrett@chicken.ca

Latest

Oct 01, 2018, 16:21 ET USMCA Secures Greater U.S. Access to Canada Chicken Sector

OTTAWA, Oct. 1, 2018 /CNW/ - With negotiations under the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) complete, and despite the fact Canada's chicken sector is giving up additional access,...


Sep 27, 2018, 10:25 ET Animal Care Updates Deliver Science-Based Results

OTTAWA, Sept. 27, 2018 /CNW/ - Chicken farmers across Canada are rolling out the latest changes to the Raised by a Canadian Farmer Animal Care Program (ACP). The new ACP is enhanced in areas...


Sep 13, 2018, 12:07 ET Chicken Farmers of Canada is proud to announce the creation of the Young Farmers Program

OTTAWA, Sept. 13, 2018 /CNW/ - The goal of Chicken Farmers of Canada's Young Farmers Program is to bring together young farmers from across the country to learn about how the Canadian chicken...


Aug 14, 2018, 11:42 ET Chicken Farmers Celebrate Lower Carbon Footprint and Commit to Ongoing Excellence

Farmers Complete Life Cycle Assessment - and the News is Good OTTAWA, Aug. 14, 2018 /CNW/ - Considering the average carbon footprint of chicken around the world, Canadian chicken has one of the...


Feb 27, 2018, 09:21 ET Getting the facts straight when it comes to Canada's favourite meat protein

Leger survey shows Canadians underestimate industry sustainability and standards OTTAWA, Feb. 27, 2018 /CNW/ - Chicken is Canada's favorite protein, according to a recent survey conducted by Leger...


Jan 24, 2018, 17:46 ET Government Gives Away Market Access: Chicken Farmers React

OTTAWA, Jan. 24, 2018 /CNW/ - Chicken farmers in Canada are concerned about the impact of decisions taken at the conclusion of discussions on the new Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific...


Nov 02, 2017, 16:05 ET Chicken Industry Concludes new Federal Provincial Agreement and Welcomes Alberta Back into the Flock

OTTAWA, Nov. 2, 2017 /CNW/ - The final step in concluding a new Federal Provincial Agreement for Chicken (FPA) was taken earlier this week. On October 31st, Farm Products Council of Canada determined ...


Oct 13, 2017, 13:53 ET Government Supports Animal Care in Agriculture

OTTAWA, Oct. 13, 2017 /CNW/ - Chicken Farmers of Canada applauds the Government of Canada for its support of animal care in agriculture in Canada. Today's announcement from Agriculture and Agri-Food...


Sep 28, 2017, 08:00 ET New Executive Director at Chicken Farmers of Canada

OTTAWA, Sept. 28, 2017 /CNW/ - Chicken Farmers of Canada has announced that Michael Laliberté has been selected as the incoming Executive Director, replacing Mike Dungate, who has held the role for...


Sep 20, 2017, 09:25 ET Raised by a Canadian Farmer Means Even More Now

OTTAWA, Sept. 20, 2017 /CNW/ - Chicken Farmers of Canada has expanded its Raised by a Canadian Farmer brand to incorporate the programs that farmers use to raise their birds to the highest standards...


Jul 18, 2017, 09:00 ET Canadian Chicken Industry Further Reducing Antimicrobial Use

Second Phase of Antimicrobial Use Strategy Announced OTTAWA, July 18, 2017 /CNW/ - Following the successful elimination of Category I antibiotics for disease prevention in Canadian chicken...


Jun 19, 2017, 14:15 ET Celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday with Chicken

OTTAWA, June 19, 2017 /CNW/ - One of Canada's celebrity chefs, Ricardo Larrivée, has created a chicken sandwich recipe for the Great Canadian Chicken BBQ at Major's Hill Park to celebrate Canada Day...


Jun 12, 2017, 21:37 ET Statement on CTV Animal Abuse Video

OTTAWA, June 12, 2017 /CNW/ - Chicken Farmers of Canada (CFC) found the video aired June 12 on CTV shocking and reprehensible. There is no defense for the mistreatment of birds. As part of our...


Jun 05, 2017, 09:51 ET Chicken Continues to be Canada's Favourite Meat

OTTAWA, June 5, 2017 /CNW/ - Canadians each consumed 32.5 kg (per capita) of chicken in 2016 resulting in the highest level of chicken consumption in Canada ever. This confirms that chicken is the...


Jun 01, 2017, 16:03 ET Retail Council Joins Ranks Supporting National Animal Care Program

Chicken Farmers of Canada Animal Care Program Endorsed by Retailers OTTAWA, June 1, 2017 /CNW/ - Chicken Farmers of Canada applauds Retail Council of Canada and its recent statement of support for...


Apr 03, 2017, 16:33 ET CFC Announces Executive Committee for 2017

OTTAWA, April 3, 2017 /CNW/ - Chicken Farmers of Canada is proud to announce the election of the 2017 Executive Committee. The elections followed the annual general meeting and the 15-member Board of ...


Mar 23, 2017, 15:04 ET Family Farms Targeted by Activists: Canadian Chicken Farmers Proud to Raise the Chicken that Canadians Trust

OTTAWA, March 23, 2017 /CNW/ - Canada's chicken farmers are appalled by the inaccurate and irresponsible portrayal of Canadian chicken production that is being used to target retail and foodservice...


Mar 20, 2017, 07:00 ET Chicken Farmers of Canada's Mandatory Animal Care Program Passes Third-Party Audit with Flying Colours

Chicken Farmers of Canada delivers 'effective and consistent' national animal welfare program: Third-Party Auditor OTTAWA, March 20, 2017 /CNW/ - Chicken Farmers of Canada's (CFC) strong commitment...


Nov 24, 2016, 12:53 ET Chicken Farmers of Canada Welcomes New Chair

OTTAWA, Nov. 24, 2016 /CNW/ - This morning, the Board of Directors of Chicken Farmers of Canada (CFC) elected Benoît Fontaine as its new Chair. Hailing from Stanbridge Station, Quebec, Mr. Fontaine...


Nov 18, 2016, 17:04 ET Chicken Farmers of Canada Reacts to Agriculture Consultation Announcement

Farmers applaud government's steps to take action on import control issues OTTAWA, Nov. 18, 2016 /CNW/ - Chicken Farmers of Canada welcomes news this afternoon that the Government of Canada is...


Aug 31, 2016, 09:00 ET Chicken Farmers Celebrate First Ever National Chicken Month

OTTAWA, Aug. 31, 2016 /CNW/ - This September marks the first annual National Chicken Month in Canada. All month long, Canadians from coast to coast will be celebrating their favourite protein – and...


Aug 29, 2016, 13:14 ET Chicken Farmers wish Canadian Swimmers "Good Cluck" with Lucky Loonies

OTTAWA, Aug. 29, 2016 /CNW/ - As they prepare to take on the world in Rio next month, members of the national Paralympic swim team are being sent off with the best wishes of Canada's chicken farmers. ...


Jul 22, 2016, 12:58 ET Chicken Farmers wish Canadian Swimmers "Good Cluck" with Lucky Loonies

OTTAWA, July 22, 2016 /CNW/ - As they prepare to take on the world in Rio next month, members of the national swim team are being sent off with the best wishes of Canada's chicken farmers. These...


Jun 27, 2016, 12:44 ET We found our #MPChickenHero!

OTTAWA, June 27, 2016 /CNW/ - Dr. Robert-Falcon Ouellette, MP from Winnipeg Centre, Manitoba, won a $10,000 donation to a food bank in his riding and is officially Canada's #MPChickenHero! The...


Jun 15, 2016, 09:00 ET New Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Hatching Eggs, Breeders, Chickens, and Turkeys

OTTAWA, June 15, 2016 /CNW/ - The Chicken Farmers of Canada, Canadian Poultry and Egg Processors Council, Turkey Farmers of Canada, Canadian Hatching Egg Producers and the National Farm Animal Care...