Resources

Canadian farmers: The foundation of our communities

Working under the system of supply management, our more than 16,000 dairy, poultry and egg family farmers produce fresh, local, high-quality food for Canadians year-round. Supply management provides stability and keeps our communities vibrant, feeding Canadians’ appetites for locally produced food for generations.

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Heart for Africa: One egg makes a big difference

One-ninth of the global population, mostly in developing parts of the world, does not get enough food to live an active, healthy life. Egg Farmers of Canada, in partnership with the International Egg Foundation, oversaw the planning and construction of Project Canaan’s layer operation in Swaziland where 63% of the population lives below the poverty line.

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The Canadian egg industry: Delivering economic value to Canadians

More than 1,000 egg farmers produce over 732 million dozen eggs annually to meet growing consumer demand. In fact, 2016 marked the industry’s tenth consecutive year of retail sales growth. Download this fact sheet for a snapshot of Canada’s egg farming industry.

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Commitment to social responsibility runs deep in Canada’s egg industry

We strive to incorporate social responsibility into all aspects of our organization. We recognize that egg farmers expect no less of us because responsibility, integrity and commitment to community are important values in their businesses and lives.

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Delivering freshness and quality you can trust

Canada Grade A eggs from farms that operate under supply management are among the best in the world in terms of quality, freshness and food safety. This infographic highlights some of the programs in place that help deliver egg that are the best in the world for quality, freshness, food safety and farming practices

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Supply management: Today’s system for a stronger tomorrow

Supply management upholds the interests of today’s communities and tomorrow’s Canada. By supporting Canada’s chicken, turkey, egg and hatching egg farmers you can help ensure a sustainable agriculture sector for generations to come. This fact sheet highlights the contribution of Canada’s poultry industries and farmers to communities across the country.

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Research Chair in Sustainability

Dr. Nathan Pelletier is Egg Farmers of Canada’s Research Chair in Sustainability at the University of British Columbia. This fact sheet summarizes Dr. Pelletier’s work as it relates to collecting and analysing supply chain data in order to establish a comprehensive environmental profile of the entire industry.

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Public Policy Research Chair

Dr. Bruce Muirhead is Egg Farmers of Canada’s Public Policy Research Chair at the University of Waterloo. This fact sheet summarises Dr. Muirhead’s research on public policy that relates to the current and future challenges faced by Canadian egg farmers and the industry.

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Poultry Welfare Research Chair

Dr. Tina Widowski is Egg Farmers of Canada’s Poultry Welfare Research Chair at the University of Guelph. This fact sheet summarises Dr. Widowski’s research on hen behaviour and welfare, and best practices for the management of housing systems.

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Economic Research Chair

Dr. Maurice Doyon is Egg Farmers of Canada’s Egg Industry Economic Research Chair at Université Laval. This fact sheet summarises Dr. Doyon’s research on the economic implications of the Canadian egg industry and supply management.

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