To be the industry leader, offering affordable insurance solutions, serving producers of the Canadian regulated poultry industry.


Prior to CEIRA’s establishment, insurance for the presence of SE was not readily available or affordable in Canada. SE is a bacteria that can be found in a variety of food products, including fresh eggs. In order to reduce the risk, Egg Farmers of Canada (EFC) have an SE surveillance framework on all regulated egg farms in Canada, in order to identify the presence of the SE bacteria prior to eggs making their way to the consumer.

By banding together, regulated egg supply chain producers now have accessible insurance to protect their livelihood against SE. CEIRA issued its first policies on August 1, 2011.

What is a Reciprocal Insurance Exchange?

A reciprocal insurance exchange is defined as an unincorporated group of individuals and/or corporations who, as members, agree to exchange contracts of insurance (policies) and share their homogenous risks among the group.