The federal and provincial governments are helping Ontario's livestock, poultry and bee farmers by ensuring more consistent, transparent and timely appeals processes and compensation when their animals are injured or killed by predatory wildlife.
Effective January 1, 2017, standardized compensation rates for animals, bee colonies and hives will be the same for all farmers across the province. It will be based on the average price a farmer would receive in the open market for an animal with similar characteristics, such as age and weight.
The updated Ontario Wildlife Damage Compensation Program (OWDCP) will clearly define the requirements farmers need to meet to receive compensation. A new, single-stage appeal process will provide clarity for these farmers and help expedite compensation.
Please follow the link below for a "How it Works" Tip Sheet and Frequently Asked Questions:
2017 How It Works Tip Sheet
Frequently Asked Questions
We also provide a guide for livestock and poultry owners as per the link below:
Guide for Livestock and Poultry Owners
Note: Claims for livestock killed or injured after April 1, 2012 will need to have a Premises ID number and a valid Farm Business Registration number, or one of the allowable exemptions for that claim to be eligible.
The information sheet below explains how to apply for these numbers:
For further information about the Ontario Wildlife Damage Compensation Program, please follow the link below:
Ontario Wildlife Damage Compensation Program
Township of Tiny Livestock Valuers:
If you require a livestock valuation, please contact the Township Livestock Valuers as below:
Mr. Pierre Paul Maurice - 705-427-3126
Ms. Dawn Matthew - 416-803-5027
For information regarding the claim process, please contact Faye West, Deputy Treasurer, at 705-526-4204, firstname.lastname@example.org