Canadian Agricultural Partnership (the Partnership)

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

The Canadian Agricultural Partnership (the Partnership) is a 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 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 Farmers, Processors, Other Businesses, and Sector Organizations and Collaborations

Farmers and Other Businesses

Farmers and Other Businesses (plant health projects) can apply for cost-share funding from March 22 until May 6, 2019, at 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

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

In addition, a targeted application intake is open for eligible farmers to apply for cost-share funding to help offset the cost of testing for DON in corn. Additional details can be found on the OSCIA website at: ontarioprogramguides.net/pc-en-phim-dn-h.

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

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

Processors and Other Businesses

Processors and Other Businesses (animal health, commercializers and primary agri-food businesses) can apply for cost-share funding from March 22 until May 6, 2019, at 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

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

Program guides can be viewed at: www.ontarioprogramguides.net.

Applicants can submit applications online at: www.ontarioprograms.net.

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

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

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

Sector Organizations and Collaborations

Sector Organizations and Collaborations can now apply for cost-share funding from March 4 to April 5, 2019.

The Agricultural Adaptation Council (AAC) administers cost-share funding to sector organizations and collaborations. Applications for cost-share funding are being accepted until April 5, 2019. All program details including the program guide, enrolment, pre-proposal, application forms, and future intake dates are available on the AAC website.

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

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.

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.

Logos of the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, the Government of Ontario, and the Government of Canada.


For more information:
Toll Free: 1-877-424-1300
E-mail: ag.info.omafra@ontario.ca
Author: OMAFRA Staff
Creation Date: 17 January 2018
Last Reviewed: 3 April 2019