Financial Assistance for Ontario's Agri-Food Researchers and Research Institutions

The provincial government and the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs work together to help grow Ontario's agri-food sector by providing researchers and research institutions with funding programs that support good jobs, attract investment, and help them make an even greater contribution to Ontario's economic success.

Find more information on OMAFRA funding specific to research programs.

Jobs and Prosperity Fund - Food and Beverage Growth Fund

Within the Jobs and Prosperity Fund, the Food and Beverage Growth Fund provides funding for strategic investments that help create sustainable jobs; enhance innovation, productivity and market access; and strengthen supply chains in the food, beverage and bioproduct processing sectors. This fund is available for food, beverage and bioproduct processing projects across the province with more than $5 million in eligible costs.

The Canadian Agricultural Partnership (the Partnership)

The Canadian Agricultural 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.

Local Food Fund - program ended January 2015

The Local Food Fund was a three-year initiative that provided funding of up to $10 million per year to support innovative local food projects that reduced barriers to regional economic development; resulted in sustainable regional economic development; and had a positive impact on Ontario's economy.

Projects included: funding to promote local food events, community food projects, individual business expansions.

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