ABOUT US

What is Swine Innovation Porc?
Our Board of Directors
Science Advisory Body
Management Team
Funding Model
Strategic Plan

Funding Model

Swine Innovation Porc is funded by the federal government, eight provincial pork organizations as well as multiple private partners within the pork industry. 


Our primary activities are made possible through Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s (AAFC) AgriInnovation Program, which has allowed Swine Innovation Pork to launch two research programs to date: Swine Cluster 1 and Swine Cluster 2.

Swine Cluster 1 (2010-2013)

The first cluster program focused on reducing the cost of production, increasing product differentiation and technology transfer initiatives. There were 14 research projects and one knowledge transfer activity completed during this program. 

This was a $12 million program, where $xx million came from AAFC and $xx million from our industry partners.

Swine Cluster 2 (2013-2018)

This program is well underway and some projects have started to report results. There are 20 research projects and one on-farm demonstration activity within Swine Cluster 2 that focuses on: 
1) Reducing production and feed input costs  
2) Increasing product attributes and prices
3) Enhancing adaptability and sustainability of the swine sector


The budget for this program totals a $19.7 million investment in research and development for the Canadian swine sector.  AAFC has contributed $14.8 million and $4.9 million comes from Canadian pork producers and industry partners across Canada and around the world. 

Here are some quick facts about our program:

Our Partners: the Provincial Associations

Swine Innovation Porc is proud of its partnership with eight provincial swine industry associations. These partnerships are critical in permitting us to achieve our vision, mission and strategic orientations. 

 Swine Innovation is a corporation of the Canadian Pork Council