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CFO 2017 Annual General Meeting

The CFO 2017 Annual General Meeting was held at the Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale (formerly Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre) on Monday, March 6, 2017.

CLICK HERE to watch a recap of this year's AGM and to download presentation content.

2017 CFO AGM Agenda

Sunday, March 5, 2017

8:00PM - You're invited to join the CFO Board Directors and District Committee Representatives (DCRs) at the Ontario Chicken Industry AGM Reception - Greenwich Room, Hilton Meadowvale

Monday, March 6, 2017

7:30AM - CFO Women In Leadership Networking Breakfast - Greenwich Room, Hilton Meadowvale.

7:30AM - CFO Responsible Leadership Breakfast for Board Directors and District Committee Representatives (DCRs) - Room TBA, Hilton Meadowvale

7:30AM - CFO Farmer-Member Networking Breakfast -  Hazel McCallion Room, Hilton Meadowvale

*Details are subject to change



9:30AM Opening Remarks


9:30AM Chicken Farmers of Ontario (CFO) Board Performance Report

Henry Zantingh
CFO Board Chair


Rob Dougans
CFO President & CEO

10:30AM Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission Update

Jim Clark 
Interim Chair, Ontario Farm Products Marketing

11:00AM Chicken Farmers of Canada (CFC) Report

BenoƮt Fontaine
CFC Chair


Mike Dungate
CFC Executive Director

11:30AM Update from Association of Ontario Chicken Processors Michael Burrows
12:00PM Local Fare Chicken Luncheon  
12:30PM Remarks from the Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs The Honourable Jeff Leal

Keynote Presentation: Leading Through Continuous Change

Dr. Roberta Bondar
Canadian Astronaut

2:00PM Canada/US Trade Relations in the Age of Donald Trump

Don Newman
Senior Counsel, Ensight 

Jason Lietaer
President, Enterprise

2:30PM Working Towards a Hunger Free Ontario - CFO Cares Carolyn Stewart Executive Director
Ontario Association of Food Banks
3:00PM Concluding Remarks



Speaker Highlights:

Dr. Roberta Bondar

Dr. Roberta Bondar is an astronaut, physician, educator, and photographer. She was the second Canadian astronaut in space, flying aboard the American space shuttle Discovery on Mission STS-42 inJanuary 1992.

Among Bondar's many honours are her appointment as an Officer of the Order of Canada, appointment to the Order of Ontario, more than 22 honorary degrees and induction into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame.


Honourable Jeff Leal

A lifelong Peterborough resident, Jeff Leal was first elected to the Ontario Legislature as the MPP for Peterborough in 2003. He was appointed Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs in June 2014, and Minister Responsible for Small Business in January 2017.

Jeff has served previously as the Minister of Rural Affairs, Chief Government Whip and as Parliamentary Assistant to the Ministers of Aboriginal Affairs, the Environment, Energy, Economic Development and Trade and Training, Colleges and Universities.


Don Newman

His depth of experience, expertise and vast networks in media, politics and business, enable Don Newman to provide valuable strategic public affairs, communications and media advice.

One of Canada’s most respected journalists and an award-winning broadcaster, his career spans five decades. He is a Member of the Order of Canada, a life-member and past president of the Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery, and has numerous other honours, awards and honorary degrees.