Canadian Agricultural Partnership (the Partnership)

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News

  • The next application intake for farmers and other businesses (plant health) will be held from November 15, 2021 to December 6, 2021. For more information, you may wish to read the news release announcing this intake. Program details, including how to apply, program guides, and application forms will be posted on the OSCIA website.
  • A targeted intake under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (the Partnership) will provide cost-share funding to Ontario pork producers, processors and other agri-businesses to assist them with African Swine Fever planning and proactive biosecurity measures along the pork industry value chain. For more information, you may wish to read the news release announcing this new intake. More details and application forms will be available when the intake opens on November 5, 2021.
  • The final Lake Erie Agriculture Demonstrating Sustainability (LEADS) initiative intake will open on November 2, 2021 and close on November 8, 2021. For more information, you may wish to read the news release announcing this new LEADS intake. Program details, including how to apply, program guides, and application forms can be found on the OSCIA website.

Funding Supports and Opportunities Currently Available

  • The application intake for Addressing Agri-Food Sector Labour Force Challenges opened on October 21, 2021 and will remain open while funding is available. The intake provides cost-share funding support for short-term projects that focus on helping to build a resilient and strong labour force for the agriculture, agri-food and agri-products sector by assisting to identify and address challenges and opportunities related to promoting, attracting, training and retaining labour.
  • The Partnership's Intake to Support Managed Bee Health began accepting applications on June 21, 2021. The Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA) administers cost-share funding for Honey Bee Health Management. Program details, including how to apply, program guides, and application forms can be found on the OSCIA website.
  • OMAFRA has entered into a Transfer Payment Agreement with the Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS) to provide agri-food businesses, organizations and associations with educational resources, tools and consulting services to help them implement COVID-19 health and safety protocols. Additional details about businesses that may qualify can be found online on the WSPS website or by calling: 1-877-494-WSPS (9777).

Funding Updates

Cost-Share Funding

The Partnership offers cost-share funding to support farmer, processor, other businesses, sector organizations and strategic partnerships. Funding offered through the program is subject to change based on the timing of application intakes and the availability of funds.

More information on cost-share programming is available here.

Workshops, Resources and E-learning

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

Business Risk Management Support for Farmers

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. 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.

Partnership for Agriculture, Government of Ontario & Canada


For more information:
Toll Free: 1-877-424-1300
E-mail: ag.info.omafra@ontario.ca