Under the Farm Products’ Marketing Act regulations, Ontario is divided into four pork producing zones. There are 26 local pork producers’ associations within these zones. Each association is unique and determines its own direction, priorities and focus. Local pork producers’ associations play an important role in electing delegates and providing input to the Board of Directors to create policies and make decisions that impact the industry. Board members are elected by the association delegates within each zone.
The Board of Directors is responsible for strategic policy development, advocacy and government relations across a wide variety of issues that impact Ontario’s pork industry and producers’ viability.
As a key point of contact with industry stakeholders and the provincial government, the Board seeks to balance the impact of regulatory shifts, as well as changes to government policy and the compliance requirements in our markets, with industry competitiveness and sustainability.
The Board is also responsible for ensuring the organization’s funds are used to the best advantage for the long-term benefit of Ontario pork producers.
Geographic Area: Chatham-Kent, Elgin, Essex, Huron, Lambton and Middlesex
Geographic Area: Brant, Haldimand, Hamilton, Niagara, Norfolk, Oxford, Perth and Waterloo
Geographic Area: Algoma, Bruce, Cochrane, Dufferin, Grey, Halton, Kenora, Manitoulin, Muskoka, Nipissing, Parry Sound, Peel, Rainy River, Simcoe, Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Timiskaming, Toronto, Wellington and York
Geographic Area: Durham, Frontenac, Haliburton, Hastings, Kawartha Lakes, Lanark, Leeds and Grenville, Lennox and Addington, Northumberland, Ottawa, Peterborough, Prescott and Russell, Prince Edward, Renfrew and Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry
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Ontario Pork 2018 Committees
Each year the newly elected Board of Directors forms the committees that will work under Board mandate for that year.
Click here to view the complete list of Ontario Pork Committees.