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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:

We want to hear your fresh idea

We invite researchers to complete and submit our funding application form during our call for letters of intent, which launches annually in mid-January. To be considered for funding, research projects must align with our research priorities and have a practical application within the industry, and the principal investigator must also work full-time in a Canadian institution or organization.

Download our fact sheet for more information about our research funding program.

Research results

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.