Hambassador Program | Ontario Pork
Monday, May 29, 2023

Ontario Pork Pig Mobile

Pig Mobile Hambassador Resource Page

Ontario Pork’s Pig Mobile is a popular traveling animal display that gives Ontario consumers the opportunity to experience pigs in real life, without the biosecurity worries of on-farm visits.

Consumers love being able to see live pigs but they also love being able to talk with a people who work with animals That’s where Ontario Pork Hambassadors come in! We rely on farmers and industry partners to staff the Pig Mobile at Ontario events throughout the year.

This webpage is a resource for those willing to step up and represent Ontario Pork as a Hambassador. It allows you to:

If you aren’t already a Hambassador, become one today!

2023 Hambassador Spring Training Recap

A sincere thank you to everyone that attended our Hambassador Spring Training in Elora on April 3, 2023.

Below you will find videos of two sessions from that day.

Past Hambassador Training with Emma Payne, Charity Veldhuizen, Jaden Terpstra, Mary Ann Found and Ron Douglas discussing their experiences engaging the public at events like the CNE, RAWF and Fairs with the Pig Mobile. The conversation ranges from conversation starters to dealing with animal activists.
Keynote Address with Christina Crowley-Arklie Christina is the founder and digital communications strategist behind Guelph-based business, Crowley + Arklie Strategy & Co., providing communications and digital marketing services and strategy, corporate training and online courses to help brands, businesses and individuals in communicating their why

They’ve worked with clients in agriculture-food, pubic sector, not-for-profit, technology, trades and consumer packaged goods, from small business to agencies, start-ups to fortune 500 companies.

With a particular interest and a number of clients in Canadian agriculture and food, Christina is on a mission to transform the way we communicate in agriculture-food and beyond.

Raised on her family’s fifth generation dairy farm in rural Ontario, Christina is an active advocate for Canada’s food system and an engaged community volunteer. Christina has been recognized as a Top 40 under 40 by the city of Guelph, as a 10x10 Alumni with Impact by the University of Guelph's College of Business & Economics, was a proud founding Leadership team member of Ag Women's Network.

On the weekends, you can find Christina with her husband and three children in the country at their cottage helping with chores on the family farm. 

2023 Pig Mobile Events

Listed below are the events the Pig Mobile will visit this year. We want to put you in the driver’s seat to select the shifts that work for you. Once you sign up for a shift (or multiple shifts), a representative from Ontario Pork will contact you with more information closer to the date of the event.

Elora, ON
Tuesday March 28 - Wednesday March 29

Burford, ON
Wednesday April 12 - Thursday April 13

Chatsworth, ON
Tuesday April 18- Wedsnesday April 19

Walkerton, ON
Thursday April 20 - Friday April 21

Stratford, ON
Tuesday June 13 - Tuesday June 15

Toronto, ON
Friday August 18 - Monday Setember 4

London, ON
Friday September 8 - Sunday September 17

Royal Agricultural Winter Fair
Toronto, ON
Friday, November 3 – Sunday, November 12

Hambassadors Spring Training

Join us in Elora at the GrandWay Events Centre for a day of learning, discussions, training, and experiencing the new Pig Mobile that was lauched at the RAWF in 2022. 

Monday April 3, 2023
Registration: 9:30-10am
Welcome: 10am
Keynote: 11:10am
Lunch: 12:15pm
Afternoon Sessions: 1:10pm
Closing: 3pm

We would like to invite all past, present, and future Hambassadors to join us to learn how to be efficetive advocates for agriculture at fairs and events.

Registration is required, please visit the SignUpGenius website to register for the event.

Any questions or concerns, please contact Kathleen Baird
Call/text: 289-927-0251
Email: communications@ontariopork.on.ca

The Necessary Paperwork

Ontario Pork offers a per diem to qualifying Hambassadors. It covers payment for your time spent educating consumers at the Pig Mobile (half and full days), your mileage to and from the event, parking and admission. When you arrive at the event look for the sign-in book and complete the fields accurately. To receive payment, submit an expense form including the date and name of the event, hours worked, mileage and any additional costs (with receipts).

All payments over $130 are subject to statutory deductions (income tax and CPP) and must be reported on a T4, as per Canada Revenue regulations.

If you are new to helping with the Pig Mobile, you’ll also need to complete a New Casual Employee form.

>> Please complete these above forms and submit them to communications@ontariopork.on.ca

Hambassador Resources

Tips: Being a Hambassador and Respresenting Ontario Pork
Frequently Asked Questions

>> Still don’t have all the answers you need? Send any questions to communications@ontariopork.on.ca.