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.
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 (PDF) explains how to apply for these numbers.
For further information about the Ontario Wildlife Damage Compensation Program, please consult the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs website.
For information about the Compensation Program, please contact Sue Walton, Director of Legislative Services/Clerk, 705-526-4204, Ext. 225,
For information about the claim process, please contact Claudette Stewart, Receptionist/Cashier, at 705-526-4204, ext. 221, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
- Mr. Randy Bidan - (705) 549-2289