Growing Forward 2 - Helping You Reach Your Goals
Growing Forward 2 (GF2) is a federal-provincial initiative that encourages innovation, competitiveness and market development in Canada's agri-food and agri products sector. Whether you are starting out, or have been in business a long time, GF2 can help you reach your goals.
In Ontario, GF2 offers resources, tools and cost-share funding assistance to eligible producers, processors, organizations and collaborations to grow their profits, expand markets and manage shared risks.
Producers: submit an application for cost-share funding assistance from April 4 - 18, 2017 and May 12 - June 1, 2017.
Organizations and Collaborations: submit an application for cost-share funding assistance from February 17 - April 20, 2017.
Processors: the last intake under the processor stream closed November 3, 2016. Due to the average length of time it takes to complete a project, it was not possible to have any more intakes under GF2 to stay within the timeframe of the program.
Support to successful applicants will continue as processors work on completing their approved projects.
In addition, processors that meet the criteria are eligible to apply as a collaboration under the Organizations and Collaborations stream of the program administered by the Agricultural Adaptation Council. Please see above for the intake dates and view the Program Guide for more information on who can apply under the Organizations and Collaborations stream.
Federal, provincial and territorial governments are working together to develop the next agricultural policy framework. A two-phase consultation was held to gather feedback to help shape the direction of future policy and programs for the agriculture and agri-food sector. Visit Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's website for more information.
Learn more about GF2. Choose one the headings below that best describes your business.
Strong Partnerships in Action
To accelerate the effectiveness and long term success of Growing Forward 2 in Ontario, the ministry has developed strong partnerships with innovative and experienced organizations. Learn more about our Growing Forward 2 partners.
In addition, Growing Forward 2 provides Business Risk Management programs to help producers improve competitiveness and better manage risk - including market volatility and rising input costs. The Business Risk Management programs include: Production Insurance, AgriStability and AgriInvest. Agricorp assists in the delivery of Growing Forward 2 Business Risk Management programs in Ontario.