Canadian Agricultural Partnership (the Partnership)

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Funding Supports and Opportunities Currently Available

  • The application intake for Increasing Deadstock Capacity Initiative opened on November 18, 2021 and will remain open until December 13, 2021. The initiative provides cost-share funding support for deadstock management to address immediate and short-term deadstock capacity needs at businesses in Ontario through increasing capacity.
  • The second intake for the Meat Processors Capacity Improvement Initiative is now closed. Applications are being reviewed for the second intake of the Meat Processors Capacity Improvement Initiative in the order they are received by the ministry. The Ministry will notify applicants of their status once the intake is fully subscribed.
  • 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.
  • The application intake for the Enhanced Biosecurity for African Swine Fever Preparedness Initiative under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership is now open. Completed applications forms will be accepted from November 5, 2021 until March 21, 2022 or while funding remains available, whichever comes first.
  • 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