Ontario Wildlife Damage Compensation Program
The Ontario Wildlife Damage Compensation (OWDC) Program provides financial assistance to owners whose livestock, poultry and /or honey bees have been damaged or killed by wildlife.
PLEASE NOTE: Owners are required to notify the livestock valuer/municipality within 48 hours of discovery if predication is believed to be the cause of injury or death and sufficient evidence exists.
To be eligible for the program, the owner must meet the following conditions:
- Be a person (includes a sole proprietor, corporation, partnership and unincorporated association).
- Be in compliance with and remain in compliance with all federal, provincial and municipal laws.
- Have a valid premises identification (PID) number for the farm property where the damage or kill occurred or a confirmation letter provided by the Indian Agriculture Program of Ontario (IAPO), or, for beehive, bee colony or beehive-related equipment damage, have a beekeeper ID registered under the Bees Act.
- Have a valid Farm Business Registration Number (FBRN) within the current or previous calendar year or valid FBRN exemption. A valid FBRN will also reference the owner's name (business or owner name) listed on the program application.
What is a premises identification (PID) number?
A PID number is a unique identifying number assigned to a parcel of land. It is free and quick to obtain a PID. Most PIDs begin with "ON", followed by a seven-digit number. If you need to obtain one, visit www.ontariopid.com or call 1-888-247-4999.
To find out more information on how the program works and to apply, go to http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/livestock/predation/tips_producer.htm
For more information about the Ontario Wildlife Damage Compensation Program visit: www.ontario.ca/predation