Canadian Agricultural Partnership: An Overview of Protection and Assurance Programming
In Ontario, the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (the Partnership) is a five-year, $1.5 billion investment in the Ontario agri-food sector: $1.1 billion for Business Risk Management funding and $417 million for strategic initiatives to help grow Ontario's agri-food and agri-products sectors, effective April 2018.
Strategic initiatives will support projects in three key priority areas, with research and innovation continuing to be a key focus across all programming:
Programming will be targeted to deliver the most impactful results to address key Partnership priority areas.
New - Flexible program stream
The ministry will pilot a new flexible program stream by making targeted investments for projects focused on new and emerging priorities in the agri-food and agri-products sectors.
The ministry will, where appropriate, partner with key stakeholders to deliver on Partnership outcomes for Ontario through targeted investments.
Information about the new flexible program stream will be available in the near future.
Canadian Agricultural Partnership Protection and Assurance Programming
Ontario's agri-food sector needs to manage food safety risks and the health of animals and plants while being competitive. The Partnership Protection and Assurance programming will provide support to industry and individual businesses to keep pace with changing assurance systems, rapidly evolving risk, changing marketplace expectations and increasing consumer demand for greater transparency; and ultimately sustain and grow their businesses.
Program funding will target three priority areas: food safety, animal health and plant health. Programming may benefit businesses that are working towards achieving the following outcomes:
Protection and Assurance Activities provide additional outcomes (co-benefits), including:
Who can apply
Producers, processors, other agri-businesses across the value chain (e.g., commingling facilities, custom applicators, suppliers), organizations and collaborations, academic institutions, scientific and research communities and Northern Ontario communities.
When to apply
Application intakes for producers, processors and other agri-food businesses will be scheduled at different times between April 1, 2018, and March 31, 2023. Visit ontario.ca/AgPartnership for program details, guidebooks, application details and intake dates.
Application details, intake dates, program details and guidebooks for organizations and collaborations are available from the Agricultural Adaptation Council at adaptcouncil.org/program/cap.
Examples of Protection and Assurance project categories
For information about Ontario's Canadian Agricultural Partnership Protection and Assurance program, visit ontario.ca/AgPartnership, or call 1-877-424-1300.
For more information:
Toll Free: 1-877-424-1300