Predation and Wildlife
Provide your feedback on program changes
Ontario is seeking feedback from farmers, municipal investigators
and members of the public on key areas for improvement of the Ontario
Wildlife Damage Compensation Program. A short survey
is now available to get feedback. Comments are due by November 21,
Feedback is sought on the following key areas:
- Sufficient evidence standards used to demonstrate wildlife predation
- Resources and tools to support farmers and municipalities
- Alignment of compensation values with market prices
- Appeals process
The government will review and analyze the comments received to
identify how best to improve the program.
Predation on Livestock
Preventing Losses to Predators
Dealing with Deadstock
Ontario Wildlife Damage Compensation Program
The Ontario Wildlife Damage Compensation Program (OWDCP)
provides financial assistance to producers whose livestock, poultry
or honey bees have been damaged or killed by wildlife. The OWDCP
is part of the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a federal, provincial
and territorial initiative.
of Program Updates effective September 4, 2018 for OWDCP
- The government is committed to making changes that work for
farmers. Two changes to the program, which apply to all claims
assessed from September 4, 2018 onwards, are now in effect:
- The Farm Business Registration Number (FBRN) requirement
has been updated to allow applicants to apply for the program
compensation if they have a valid FBRN number in the current
or the previous calendar year, or have a valid FBRN exemption.
- The standardized
pricing methodology has been updated to provide separate
pricing for steers and heifers.
- Over the fall, Ontario will seek additional input and advice
from the sector on additional program updates.
Wildlife Damage Compensation Program Guidelines (effective September
Information and Resources:
Standardized Valuation Tables: