Egg Farmers of Canada’s comprehensive research program supports a variety of initiatives to foster innovation within our industry. Our ongoing research efforts allows us to provide up-to-date information to farmers and consumers alike, strengthen our processes with evidence-based research and nurture the next generation of researchers and industry experts.
Research Grant Program
Egg Farmers of Canada is dedicated to supporting researchers and industry experts who conduct proactive research across a range of priorities.
Our research priority areas include:
- Environment and sustainability
- End of flock management
- Innovative uses of eggs
- Animal care science
- Food safety
- Human nutrition and health
- Bird nutrition and health
- Public policy and economics
- Research gaps identified by the Code of Practice
We want to hear your fresh ideas
We invite researchers to complete and submit our funding application form during our call for letters of intent. To be considered for funding, research projects must align with our research priorities, have a practical application within the industry, and the principal investigator must also work full-time in a Canadian institution or organization.
Egg Farmers of Canada creates and distributes research summary materials about completed research in our industry. Visit our research summaries section to read about our completed research studies.
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Research Chair Network
Egg Farmers of Canada supports research in areas that will shape the future of egg farming in Canada. Our Research Chair Network focuses specifically on issues and opportunities within the Canadian egg farming industry.
Current research chairs
Dr. Maurice Doyon, Egg Industry Economic Research Chair at Université Laval
Dr. Doyon’s research focuses on the economic implications of the Canadian egg industry and supply management. Learn more
Dr. Tina Widowski, Poultry Welfare Research Chair at the University of Guelph
Dr. Widowski is studying hen behaviour and welfare, and best practices for the management of housing systems. Learn more.
Dr. Bruce Muirhead, Public Policy Research Chair at the University of Waterloo
Dr. Muirhead’s research focuses on public policy that relates to the current and future challenges faced by Canadian egg farmers and the industry. Learn more.
Dr. Nathan Pelletier, Research Chair in Sustainability at the University of British Columbia
Dr. Pelletier’s work includes collecting and analyzing supply chain data in order to establish a comprehensive environmental profile of the entire industry. Learn more.