The Ontario Wildlife Damage Compensation Program (OWDCP) provides compensation to poultry and livestock producers for losses caused by Ontario wildlife. We thank you for listening to OFA and our livestock partners and for having made the necessary changes to that program. Our work continues with your Ministry to ensure the OWDCP meets the needs of poultry and livestock producers.
However, livestock producers are not the only farmers in Ontario experiencing production losses caused by Ontario wildlife. Crop producers also incur consistent losses each year caused by a variety of wildlife ranging from migratory birds to deer. Unfortunately, Ontario crop producers are not effectively compensated for losses caused by Ontario wildlife.