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 the new 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 will 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

What's New?

Farmers - A targeted application intake is now 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 Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement's website at: ontarioprogramguides.net/pc-en-phim-dn-h.

Sector Organizations and Collaborations - The current targeted application intake for eligible sector organizations and collaborations is now extended to February 28, 2019, at 4:30 p.m. to provide applicants with adequate time to develop quality projects to address DON related challenges. More information can be found on the Agricultural Adaptation Council's website at: adaptcouncil.org/program/cap/don

The next application intake offering for all project categories for farmers, processors, other businesses and sector organizations and collaborations will be communicated once finalized.

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

Program guides are available at: www.ontarioprogramguides.net.

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

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

Farmers and Other Businesses

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.

A targeted application intake is now 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.

The next application intake for farmers and other businesses will be communicated once finalized.

Processors and Other Businesses

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs administers cost-share funding to processors and other businesses (animal health and commercializers). 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.

The next application intake for processors and other businesses will be communicated once finalized.

Provincially licensed abattoirs

Cost-share funding is available for provincially licensed abattoirs to enhance microbial controls and improve hygienic slaughter practices by applying to the Provincially Licensed Abattoir Program for the purchase of equipment and structural upgrades.

The program guide is available by emailing agpartnership@ontario.ca or calling 1-877-424-1300.

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) administers the Partnership cost-share funding to provincial abattoirs. The application intake period will be February 1 - February 28, 2019.

Sector Organizations and Collaborations

The Agricultural Adaptation Council (AAC) administers cost-share funding to sector organizations and collaborations.

The current targeted application intake for eligible sector organizations and collaborations is now extended to February 28, 2019, at 4:30 p.m. to provide applicants with adequate time to develop quality projects to address DON related challenges. More information can be found on the Agricultural Adaptation Council's website at: adaptcouncil.org/program/cap/don

The next application intake offering for all project categories for sector organizations and collaborations will be communicated once finalized.

All program details including the program guide, enrolment, pre-proposal, application forms, and future intake dates are  available on the AAC website.

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.

Partners

Through targeted investments in research and innovation, the ministry is supporting the transition and adoption of applied research into the market through knowledge mobilization that directly supports Ontario's agri-food and agri-products sectors.

Ontario is partnering with organizations, such as:

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: 8 February 2019