Getting Started


Many producers have still not taken steps to comprehensively prepare for future situations. Some may have an Environmental Farm Plan and/or a Farm Biosecurity Plan but not a robust and overall Emergency Response Plan. Farmers and rural communities need to prepare for emergency events to prevent or minimize the impact on human and animal health, as well as animal and crop production.


Throughout the years, the poultry industry has faced a number of challenges, which have included:

1998 Eastern Ontario ice storm

2003 Power blackout

2013 Ice storm

2015 - 2016 Avian Influenza disease outbreak as well as ILT, Newcastle and bronchitis

2020 - 2022 COVID-19

2021 Drought, fire and flooding in Western Canada

2021 Processing disruptions

2022 Avian Influenza in wild and domestic birds and commercial flocks


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