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 helps 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 can submit an application for cost-share funding assistance from May 12 - June 1, 2017, which is the last producer intake for the program.

The last intake for applications under the processor stream closed November 3, 2016. The last intake under the organizations and collaborations stream closed April 20, 2017. These intakes were scheduled to accommodate the general nature of these projects and ensure there is sufficient time for projects to be completed within the timeframe of the program.

Support to successful applicants will continue as processors, organizations and collaborations work on completing their approved projects.

In addition, 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.

Success Stories

Producers enhance their operations with GF2 funding (videos)

Organizations and collaborations innovate and improve profitability with GF2 funding (videos)

GF2 Announcements January 16, 2017 (Excel)

Toronto Region (Excel)

York Region Recipients (Excel)

Dufferin and Simcoe Counties (Excel)

Hamilton Region Recipients (Processors) (Excel)

Niagara Region Recipients (Processors) (Excel)

Wine Week (Excel)

Craft Beer Week (Excel)

Cider Project Recipients (Excel)

Halton and Peel Region Recipients - Processors (Excel)

Eastern Ontario Recipients - Processors (Excel)

Ontario Craft Brewery ramps up production with Growing Forward 2 funding

Ontario greenhouse business enhances its competitive edge with Growing Forward 2 funding

Author: Samantha Millar Quinlan
Creation Date: 19 March 2013
Last Reviewed: 09 January 2017