Programs For Processors

The next implementation application intake for producers and processors opened on November 10, 2014 and closes December 11, 2014.

Capacity building applications for GF2 funding requests are accepted on an on-going basis.

In Ontario, Growing Forward 2 (GF2) offers cost-share to eligible processors to grow profits, expand markets and manage shared risk.

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) delivers GF2 to processors across Ontario.

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Workshops and Education

Looking to keep up to date on the latest food safety practices and help strengthen your GF2 application? Join us for any or all of the workshops covering a variety of important food safety and traceability topics. For more information and to register, click here.

Areas of Focus

Cost-share is provided for projects that align with one or more of the six focus areas outlined below, with innovation being a consideration throughout.

Examples of eligible projects for cost-share are outlined in the Program Guidelines.


Two types of cost-share and available: Capactiy Building and Implementation. To learn more about GF2 cost-share for processors and for specification of qualifications, click here.

Intake Dates for Funding Assistance

  • Capacity Building applications are accepted on an ongoing basis
  • Implementation application intakes:
    • November 10, 2014 to December 11, 2014

Author: OMAFRA Staff
Creation Date: 19 March 2013
Last Reviewed: 29 July 2014