Good community relations enable a farm to contribute to the social acceptability of its activities and strengthen its presence in the community. Such relationships can take the form of a dialogue with local stakeholders. Community relations also pertain to actions that make a positive contribution to the social fabric.
The practice is adopted by more than 80% of producers
The practice is adopted by between 50% and 79% of producers
The practice is adopted by less than 50% of producers
The practice is to be tracked and reported on during the next reporting period
Dimension 5 | Relationship with the Community
KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
Contribution to local community
Amount given to Feed Ontario (local food banks) annually
The value of the industry's contribution since 2016 is $236,489.
The Pig Mobile
The Pig Mobile is a glassed-in traveling display unit that holds a sow and piglets as well as other pigs at various stages of development. It allows the students to see pigs up close without the biosecurity concerns of an on-farm visit. Along with local events, it is also at the CNE in August and the Royal in November. This unit is on the road over 100 days per year so early booking is recommended.
Email Ontario Pork to book your next visit.
Click here to view our events calendar. The event listings will indicate if the Pig Mobile will be present.
The Ontario hog industry has a long history of supporting the Ontario Association of Food Banks (OAFB) now Feed Ontario. As an organization of farmers, we know the importance of food and it is a great way to give back to our communities. The “Donate a Hog” program that was a successful model started by pork producer Paul Mistele in 1998 has been redesigned as Friends of the Food Bank, Ontario Pork Program. To date, pork producers have donated more than 100,200 lbs of Ontario Pork. Last year, nearly 269,000 servings of fresh pork were donated to Ontario food banks.