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Ontario Wildlife Damage Compensation Program

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Background Information

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.

Program Information:

Announcement 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.

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

Information and Resources:

Standardized Valuation Tables:

For more information:
Toll Free: 1-877-424-1300
Author: OMAFRA Staff
Creation Date: 7 July 2010
Last Reviewed: 15 November 2017