Canadian Agricultural Partnership (the Partnership)

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Decisions will be issued in the month of August 2018 regarding applications submitted for the first intake for producers, processors and other businesses that closed on May 8, 2018.

Decisions will also be issued in this time period for applications submitted for organizations and collaborations for the intake that closed on May 10, 2018.

Supporting Ontario's Agri-food and Agri-products Sectors

The Canadian Agricultural Partnership (the Partnership) is the new five-year commitment by Canada's federal, provincial and territorial governments that will support Canada's agri-food and agri-products sectors.

Strategic initiatives including cost-share funding will support projects in the following key priority areas, with research and innovation continuing to be a focus across all programming:

Cost-share Funding Program for Producers, Processors, Other Businesses, and Organizations and Collaborations

What's New

Producersprocessors, and other businesses can apply for cost-share funding from August 7, 2018 to August 28, 2018, at 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

All businesses must complete or update the program enrolment form before applying for cost-share funding.

Program guides are available at:

Applicants can submit applications online at:

Cost-share funding under the Partnership is merit-based and project funding amounts are individually established based on project categories.

Producers and Other Businesses

The Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA) administers cost-share funding to producers and other businesses (plant health). Program details, including how to apply, program guides, and application forms can be found on the OSCIA website.

Applications must be submitted by August 28, 2018, at 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

Processors and Other Businesses

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs administers cost-share funding to processors and other businesses (animal health and commercializers). Program details, including how to apply, program guides, and application forms are now available online.

Program guides can be viewed at:

Applicants can submit applications online at:

Applications must be submitted by August 28, 2018, at 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

Applicants that are unable to apply online can request an electronic and/or hardcopy of the program guide, application, and project information forms by emailing or calling 1-877-424-1300.

Organizations and Collaborations

The Agricultural Adaptation Council (AAC) administers cost-share funding for organizations and collaborations.

All program details including the program guide, enrolment, pre-proposal, application forms, and future intake dates are  available on the AAC website.

Workshops, Resources, and eLearning

The ministry continues to offer workshops, resources, and eLearning opportunities at no cost for the agri-food and agri-products sectors.


Through targeted investments in research and innovation, the ministry is supporting the transition and adoption of applied research into the market through knowledge mobilization that directly supports Ontario's agri-food and agri-products sectors.

Ontario is partnering with organizations, such as:

Business Risk Management

Funding for Business Risk Management (BRM) programs helps ensure producers are protected against significant risks that threaten the viability of their farm and are beyond their capacity to manage.

The federal and provincial governments are reviewing these national programs to ensure they meet producer needs, including timeliness, predictability simplicity, and ability to respond to market risks. In Ontario, Agricorp administers BRM programs.

Federal-only Programs Under the Partnership

In addition to shared Canada-Ontario programs, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) delivers federal programs under the Partnership aimed at generating economic growth in the agricultural sector. For more information about these programs and how to access them, visit the AAFC website.

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Toll Free: 1-877-424-1300
Author: OMAFRA Staff
Creation Date: 17 January 2018
Last Reviewed: 26 March 2018