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Chicken Farmers of Ontario's (CFO) staff-associates are critical to CFO’s success in providing high quality, high impact solutions to Ontario’s chicken farmers, industry value chain stakeholders and Ontario consumers.

The Ontario chicken industry is one of the most successful supply managed industries in the country and accounts for over $3.8 billion in overall economic activity in the province.

CFO has a long-standing strategy of rewarding talent and experience which has been designed to attract, retain and motivate high performers and strategic thinkers. At CFO, staff-associates work collaboratively enjoying competitive wages and benefits while immersed in a sustainable culture that stimulates leadership, accountability, excellence, collaboration and innovation.

CFO is leading positive change and building value as Canada’s premier provider of trusted, family- farmed, safe high-quality chicken. Representing over 1,300 family farmers in the province, CFO is responsible for a growing, profitable and sustainable chicken industry.

The chicken business is growing, and so is Chicken Farmers of Ontario!

 HR Generalist

The Chicken Farmers of Ontario (CFO) HR Generalist is responsible for the coordination and administration of day-to-day people operations. The HR Generalist will undertake a wide range of HR tasks, including organizing trainings, administering employee benefits and leaves and crafting HR policies. Using a Human Resources Information Systems to ensure all employee records are up-to-date and confidential. While acting as the main point of contact for employees’ queries on HR-related topics.

The goal is to ensure the HR department’s operations will be running smoothly and effectively to deliver maximum value to the organization as a whole.
1. Program Execution
  • Performs routine tasks required to administer and execute human resource programs including but not limited to compensation, benefits, and leave; employee records; performance and talent management; productivity, recognition, and morale; occupational health and safety; and training and development
  • Maintain and update human resources documents such as organizational charts, employees’ handbooks or directories or evaluation forms as required
  • Research, review and update of HR policies in accordance with applicable legislation
  • Assist payroll department by providing relevant employee information
  • Implements new hire orientation and employee recognition programs
2. Employee Processes
  • Manage and assist with the development and implementation of the career development program
  • Manage and provide recommendation with the performance management tool for all staff
  • Monitor, audit and evaluate performance through the performance management process
  • Manage employee vacation, absenteeism on Employee Central through Success Factors HRIS System
  • Partner with hiring managers for recruiting - post, screen and interview applicants
  • Plan, Organize, conduct orientation program for all new hires
3. Team Development
  • Manage and assist with the development and implementation of the career development program
  • Source and recommend training programs as required
  • Partner or lead to plan and execute staff events
  • University degree/College diploma or equivalent
  • Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) or working towards certification
  • 2-3 years in a HR Generalist role
Technical Skills
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Adobe Software
  • Video conferencing software ie. Zoom, MS Teams
  • Data entry experience


  • Conducts manners with strict confidentiality, demonstrating strong integrity
  • ​Excellent professional communication (written and interpersonal) skills with "team player” attitude
  • Problem-solver who takes initiative and can approach communication with understanding and empathy
  • Attention to detail
    Bilingual in English/French is an asset

Chicken Farmers of Ontario believes in a diversity-friendly work environment and encourages all people with the above qualifications, including those of all cultural backgrounds, ethnicities, sexual/gender identities, abilities, and beliefs, to apply.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position and regret that we are able to contact only those being invited for an interview.

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Codes, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the agency’s Accommodation Policy, accommodations will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation needs known to Chicken Farmers of Ontario. 

CFO's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion:

At CFO, we are committed to diversity and inclusion, reflecting our industry and the communities where we live and work. We work together, unified by our respect for each other, CFO values, and the pursuit of our business strategy. Diversity at CFO is understanding, recognizing, and valuing the differences that make each person unique.

Interested applicants should forward their resume and cover letter to

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