Chicken Farmers of Canada is a national organization that represents Canada’s 2,800 chicken farmers. There are farmers in all 10 provinces, and each has a seat at the Chicken Farmers of Canada board table. Our 15-member board also includes representatives from the processing and further processing sectors along with the restaurant and foodservices sectors.

A Steady Chicken Supply

Every eight weeks, the national and provincial chicken boards meet with their industry stakeholders to set allocation to ensure that supply meets demand. This means that processors, further processors and consumers are guaranteed a consistent supply of top-quality products at reasonable prices. Provincial marketing boards balance the supply and demand of each supply-managed commodity in each province.

Chicken Farmers of Canada makes sure that all factors are considered in setting the allocation and that the best national number is set. It is up to the individual provinces to work closely with their processing, further processing and restaurant/foodservice sectors to make evidence-based allocation requests that are based on market indications, market forces, and consumption.

A Stable Price

Production is regulated across the country and under- and over-production are discouraged so that there are no shortfalls or surges of product. Provincial commodity boards negotiate their selling price with processors based on a cost of production formula. This ensures that farmers are able to earn a reasonable return. Over 70% of the price paid to farmers covers the cost of the feed and the chick while the remainder goes towards labour, veterinary expenses, utilities, maintenance, catching, bedding and the farmer’s return on investment.

A Safe Meal for Your Family

The provincial chicken boards are also responsible for administering many of the operational and on-farm programs for the industry. These include the Raised by a Canadian Farmer On-Farm Food Safety Program and the Raised by a Canadian Farmer Animal Care Program – both of which are audited by third parties and delivered nationally for consistency and to ensure that the same high standards are in place on chicken farms from coast to coast.

Marketing, education, and outreach are other areas in which the provincial chicken boards play a role.

These all play a part in providing fresh, safe, high-quality chicken to Canadian families.

Safe. Fresh. Well-priced. That’s Canadian chicken.

British Columbia Chicken Marketing Board

32450 Simon Avenue
Suite 101 - Windermere Court
Abbotsford, BC
V2T 4J2

Tel: (604) 859-2868
Fax: (604) 859-2811

Bill Vanderspek – General Manager

Robin Smith – Chair

Alberta Chicken Producers

2518 Ellwood Dr. SW
Edmonton, AB
T6X 0A9

Tel: (780) 488-2125
Fax: (780) 488-3570

Karen Kirkwood – Executive Director

Erna Ference – Chair

Chicken Farmers of Saskatchewan

224 Pacific Ave., Suite 201
Saskatoon, SK
S7K 1N9

Tel: (306) 242-3611
Fax: (306) 242-3286

Kari Tosczak – Chief Executive Officer

Henry Van Ee – Chair

Manitoba Chicken Producers

1357 Kenaston Blvd.
Winnipeg, MB
R3P 2P2

Tel: (204) 489-4603
Fax: (204) 488-1163

Wayne Hiltz – General Manager

Jake Wiebe – Chair

Chicken Farmers of Ontario

3320 South Service Road
P.O. Box 5035
Burlington, ON
L7R 3Y8

Tel: (905) 637-0025
Fax: (905) 637-3464

Rob Dougans – Chief Executive Officer

Ed Benjamins – Chair

Éleveurs de volailles du Québec

555, boul. Roland Therrien, bur. 250
Longueuil, QC
J4H 4G1

Tel: (450) 679-0530
Fax: (450) 679-5375

Marie-Ève Tremblay – Directeur Général

Pierre-Luc Leblanc – Chair

Chicken Farmers of New Brunswick

277 Main Street, Suite 103
Fredericton, NB
E3A 1E1

Tel: (506) 452-8085
Fax: (506) 451-2121

Louis Martin – Manager

Hugh Harmon – Chair

Chicken Farmers of Nova Scotia

531 Main Street
Kentville, NS
B4N 1L4

Tel: (902) 681-7403
Fax: (902) 681-7401

Shelley Acker – Manager

Lindsay Steele – Chair

Chicken Farmers of Newfoundland and Labrador

P.O. Box 8098
St. John's, NF
A1B 3M9

Tel: (709) 747-1493
Fax: (709) 747-0544

Ron Walsh – Executive Director

Ruth Noseworthy – Chair

Chicken Farmers of Prince Edward Island

PO Box 40052
West Royalty Post Office
Charlottetown, PEI
C1E 0J2

Janet Hilliard-Murphy – Manager

Kevin MacPhail – Chair