Predation and Wildlife Damage

Ontario Wildlife Damage Compensation Program

Predation on Livestock

Preventing Losses to Predators

Crop Damage

Dealing with Deadstock

Background Information

Ontario Wildlife Damage Compensation Program

The Ontario Wildlife Damage Compensation Program provides financial assistance to producers whose livestock, poultry and honey bees have been damaged by wildlife. The Ontario Wildlife Damage Compensation Program is part of Growing Forward 2, a federal, provincial and territorial initiative.

Program Information:

Announcement of Program Updates effective January 1, 2017 for the Ontario Wildlife Damage Compensation Program (OWDCP)

  • The program updates are intended to clarify program expectations to ensure fair and consistent compensation levels for producers across the province.
    • The OWDCP will continue to pay 100 per cent of fair market value, including applicable premiums for registered or pregnant livestock, where reasonable evidence substantiates predation.

Ontario Wildlife Damage Compensation Program Guidelines (effective January 1, 2017)

Standardized Valuation Tables:

Information and Resources for:


For more information:
Toll Free: 1-877-424-1300
E-mail: ag.info.omafra@ontario.ca
Author: OMAFRA Staff
Creation Date: 7 July 2010
Last Reviewed: 29 September 2017