- To act as an industry association in presenting deer and elk farming interests to the government and to government agencies and to work closely with them, as required, furthering the deer and elk industry in Ontario.
- To act as a forum for identifying common issues and developing strategies for dealing with them as a group.
CCA – Canadian Cervid Alliance
OACC – Ontario Agriculture Commodity Council
OMAFRA – Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
COHA – Canadian Outdoor Heritage Alliance
AAC – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
OFA – Ontario Federation of Agriculture
OFAC – Ontario Farm Animal Council
ODEFA is an umbrella organization for:
Elk, Fallow Deer, Red Deer, and White-Tailed Deer are the types most commonly farmed in Ontario.