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 over 789 million dozen eggs annually to meet growing consumer demand. In fact, 2020 marked the industry’s 14th 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 1,200 regulated egg farmers in all ten 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 trust the Canadian public provides 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.
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.
A world where everyone—whether it be due to want or need—can enjoy the immeasurable benefits of the humble egg.
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 Chair and the members of the Executive Committee.
Chair: Roger Pelissero
- Beatrice Visser
- Walter Siemens
- Kurt Siemens
- Hans Kristensen
- Joseph R. W. Smallwood III
Newfoundland and Labrador
- John Penner
- Glen Jennings
- Scott Brookshaw
- Ian Simmons
Prince Edward Island
- Emmanuel Destrijker
- Regan Sloboshan
- Wayne Beggs
Consumers’ Association of Canada
- Ted Hudson
Canadian Poultry and Egg Processors Council (Grading)
- Mike Vanderpol
Canadian Poultry and Egg Processors Council (Processing)
- Drew Corneil
Canadian Poultry and Egg Processors Council (Hatcheries)
The Executive is comprised of our Chair and three members representing Western Canada, Central Canada and Atlantic Canada.
Chief Executive Officer
Neil Newlands, PLog
Chief Operating Officer
Stephanie Millar, CA
Chief Financial Officer
Judi Bundrock, MBA
Director, International Trade Policy
Chief Marketing and Communications Officer
Chief Information Officer
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
- Chicken Farmers of Canada
- Canadian Federation of Agriculture
- Canadian Hatching Egg Producers
- Canadian Poultry and Egg Processors Council
- Dairy Farmers of Canada
- Egg Nutrition Center
- Farm Products Council of Canada
- International Egg Commission
- Turkey Farmers of Canada
- World Farmers’ Organisation
Egg Farmers of Canada’s Operations Department is ISO 9001 certified
Operations Department quality policy: The shared goal and responsibility of each Egg Farmers of Canada Operations Department employee is to understand stakeholders current and future needs and, by continuously improving our processes and performance, to meet or exceed stakeholder’s expectations, with high quality services.