Programs For Processors

Capacity Building Funding Assistance for Processors and Producers closes March 31, 2015. Implementation Funding Assistance for Processors and Producers is now closed. For more information on GF2 Funding Assistance in 2015-16 (Implementation and Capacity Building), please check back in March.

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

Projects that align with one or more of the six focus areas outlined below, will be eligible for funding assistance. innovation will be a consideration throughout.

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


Two types of cost-share are available: Capacity 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:
    • Implementation application intakes are now closed for 2014-2015. For more information on intake dates for 2015-2016, please check back in February 2015.

Author: OMAFRA Staff
Creation Date: 19 March 2013
Last Reviewed: 20 February 2015