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About us


Canadians love Canadian eggs. They come from local farmers who ensure our eggs are among the best in the world for quality and freshness. Our uniquely Canadian system of supply management makes all this possible and also supports thousands of Canadian jobs and sustains vibrant rural communities.

Our farmers produce close to 600 million dozen eggs annually to meet growing consumer demand. In fact, 2015 marked the industry’s ninth consecutive year of retail sales growth. A strong industry makes it possible for our farmers to make long-term investments in on-farm efficiencies and to drive innovation through R&D.

We are a national organization that represents Canada’s more than 1,000 regulated egg farmers in all provinces and the Northwest Territories. Created in 1972 under the federal Farm Products Agencies Act, Egg Farmers of Canada manages the supply of eggs, promotes eggs and develops standards for egg farming in Canada.

The Egg Farmers of Canada Way

Egg Farmers of Canada believes in the inextricable link between social license and business success. We nurture our acceptance nationally, and in the broader international community—not just because it is the right thing to do but because it bolsters our aspirations of profitability and enhanced socio-economic development.

Legitimacy with our stakeholders and customers drives us each and every day. We respect and honour the social license provided to our industry under the system of supply management. Everything—from operations to policy development to governance—is approached with the utmost regard for: the communities, environment and society in which we operate; the well-being of our animals; and the health, safety and satisfaction of the millions of Canadians who enjoy and depend upon our product every single day.

Mission

To position the Canadian egg industry as a leader in Canada’s agricultural future through sustainable growth, continuous improvement and social responsibility, working collaboratively under the system of supply management to uphold the interests of all those who depend upon and enjoy our products.

Vision

A world where everyone—whether it be due to want or need—can enjoy the immeasurable benefits of the humble egg.

Our people

People are the most important part of our organization. Our dedicated Board of Directors and highly skilled staff continuously work to improve and sustain the Canadian egg industry.

Board of Directors

Egg Farmers of Canada is led by a 16-member Board of Directors that is made up of egg farmers from each province and the Northwest Territories, and four industry stakeholders. The Board elects a Chairman and the members of the Executive Committee.

Chairman of the Board: Peter Clarke

Joe Kleinsasser
Alberta
Walter Siemens
British Columbia
Kurt Siemens
Manitoba
David Coburn
New Brunswick
Joseph R. W. Smallwood III
Newfoundland and Labrador
John Penner
Northwest Territories
Glen Jennings
Nova Scotia
Roger Pelissero
Ontario
Leith Murray
Prince Edward Island
Emmanuel Destrijker
Quebec
Regan Sloboshan
Saskatchewan
Wayne Beggs
Consumers’ Association of Canada
Claude Dulude
Canadian Poultry and Egg Processors Council (Grading)
Mike Vanderpol
Canadian Poultry and Egg Processors Council (Processing)
Brad Lawson
Canadian Poultry and Egg Processors Council (Hatcheries)

Executive Committee

The Executive is comprised of our Chairman and three members representing Western Canada, Central Canada and Atlantic Canada.

Peter Clarke
Chairman

Roger Pelissero
Central Canada
1st Vice-Chair

John Penner
Western Canada
2nd Vice-Chair

Glen Jennings
Atlantic Canada
Executive Member

Leadership team

Tim Lambert
Chief Executive Officer

Neil Newlands, PLog
Chief Operating Officer

Stephanie Polianski, CA
Chief Financial Officer

Alison Evans
Director, Corporate and Public Affairs

Bonnie Cohen, MSc, RD
Director, Marketing and Nutrition

Judi Bundrock, MBA
Director, International Trade Policy

Our partners

Egg Farmers of Canada works across the industry and with a range of partners to address challenges and seize opportunities within our industry, and to support causes that matter to Canadians.

Provincial and territorial egg boards

Community partners

Agriculture partners