our cooperative has specialized in poultry—and nothing but poultry— working to promote local producers and the high quality of their products. Today, the Exceldor cooperative is owned by 260 members.

We prepare our poultry in a variety of ways so our customers can serve it as they wish. Quality comes first in everything we produce for both the grocery and restaurant trade, from marinated breasts to Freezer-to-Oven turkey.

Our quality focus has made Exceldor the best-selling brand in Quebec—the chicken of choice at major BBQ restaurants.

Exceldor production takes place at our Quebec plants in Saint-Damase, Saint-Anselme, Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, and in Saint-Agapit in Quebec as well as Hanover in Ontario, which feature some of North America’s most state-of-the-art facilities. Every week, we process 1.5 million air- or water-chilled chickens and turkeys for the retail, food service, and secondary processing markets.

Our mission

Produce poultry that people will be proud to serve.

Our Vision

Become a recognized leader in the Canadian poultry industry.

We Are Proud,
and With good reason.

Proud of our people and products
Respectful of people, animal welfare, and the environment
Open to new ideas
United behind our business, partners, and communities
Dedicated to giving our very best
These values guide us in all that we do.

We meet the highest quality standars

We meet the highest quality standars

From farm to processing plant, we strive for quality right down to the smallest details. We leave nothing to chance.

All our plants come under the federal jurisdiction of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

Through rigorous inspections and biosafety and food safety protocols, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency ensures that our poultry products are in perfect condition when they leave the plant.

Animal welfare is one of our top priorities Animal welfare is one of our top priorities

At Exceldor, we care about the health and well-being of our birds, and that's why we take a proactive approach, complete with a team of specialists dedicated entirely to animal welfare. We share a commitment to best practices together with our employees, our members, and our business partners.

We are inspired by best practices and by the experts who work to ensure animal welfare around the world.

Our training programs for employees and business partners are designed to ensure that they understand and abide by our practices at every level of the company. The responsible treatment of animals is a core value of our corporate culture.

We continuously seek out innovative methods to improve the living conditions of the animals we raise. And every week, we conduct audits to ensure all required standards are met.

We are dedicated to following and upholding the highest food safety and quality requirements, as well as standards recognized and applauded worldwide.

For Exceldor and our team, animal welfare is a top priority!

Our board

Yves Côté
Yves Côté Administrator - Region 7 Chairman
François Turcotte
François Turcotte Administrator - Region 1 Vice-chairman
Louis Ferland
Louis Ferland Administrator - Region 3
Patrick Lavallée
Patrick Lavallée Administrator - Region 5
Sébastien Charrois
Sébastien Charrois Administrator - Region 2
Gérard Aeschlimann
Gérard Aeschlimann Administrator - Region 4
Vacant Administrator - Region 6

Executive committee

René Proulx
René Proulx President and
Chief executive Officer
Éric Cadoret
Éric Cadoret Vice-president, Operations
Joël Cormier
Joël Cormier Vice-president,
Clémence Drouin
Clémence Drouin Vice-president,
Human Resources
Isabelle Drouin
Isabelle Drouin Vice-president - Communications, marketing & innovation
Luc Gagnon
Luc Gagnon Vice-president, Sales
Christian Jacques
Christian Jacques Vice-president, Finance
Vacant Vice-president – Logistics and quality assurance
Anthony Tavares
Anthony Tavares Executive vice-president, Exceldor Foods LTD.