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Impact Code of Practice

Impact Code of Practice

Online Modules

The IMPACT Code of Practice Modules are courses offered by Farm & Food Care’s IMPACT program, based on the Canadian Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Livestock.They are self-directed online or downloadable courses that you can complete at your convenience.

Canadian Codes of Practice are nationally developed guidelines for the care and handling of farm animals in Canada. They serve as our understanding of animal care Requirements and Recommended Practices. Codes promote sound management and welfare practices for housing, care, transportation and other animal husbandry practices.

Course Objective

After you complete the course, you should have a good understanding of:

  • what Codes of Practice are
  • specific information about the Requirements and Recommended Practices
  • guidelines for animal care and handling that are in the Code of Practice and in additional resources

Who should take the course?

The course is directed at individuals that are new to the livestock industry or individuals that would like to know more about the Codes of Practice

Modules available

  • Pig Code
  • Beef Code
  • Dairy Code
  • Sheep Code
  • Mink Code
  • Fox Code


Course fee: Free

Computer requirements:

  • Cable/DSL broadband internet connection or equivalent
  • 2 GHz processor or faster
  • 1GB RAM or greater
  • 80 GB hard drive or larger
  • 1024x768 resolution monitor or greater and supporting video card
  • Sound card with speakers
  • Adobe® Reader 9.0 or later
  • Adobe Flash plug-in 10.0 or later

Register Online Now for Impact Code of Practice Modules

If you do not have a high speed internet connection and would like to order the course on a USB key, or if you have questions about the course material, please contact Farm & Food Care Ontario at 519-837-1326 or by emailing IMPACT@farmfoodcare.org

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