The Canadian Agricultural Partnership, originally announced in March 218, is a five-year federal-provincial-territorial initiative that assists government, industry and other partners to work together to advance Ontario’s agri-food and agri-products sectors, and focus on achieving key outcomes related to economic development, environmental stewardship and protection and assurance.
The Canadian Agricultural Partnership will build on the successes of Growing Forward 2 (GF2) to create further economic growth for Ontario’s agri-food and agri-products sectors.
Cost-Share Funding Assistance for Organizations and Collaborations
All cost-share funding assistance is merit-based, and project funding amounts are individually established based on the new and updated project categories. Cost-share funding will support targeted projects in three priority areas, with research and innovation continuing to be important across all programming:
Economic Development in the agri-food and agri-products sectors
Environmental Stewardship to enhance water quality and soil health
Protection and Assurance to reinforce the foundation for public trust in the sector through improved assurance systems in food safety and plant and animal health
In order to obtain merit-based cost-share funding assistance for organizations and collaborations under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, you must be an eligible applicant, and you must submit an eligible project meeting the requirements defined for the Project Category.
Merit-based, cost-share funding is available to support projects across the Canadian Agricultural Partnership’s three priority areas, under 19 different Project Categories, each designed to target specific outcomes. Each Project Category includes eligible activities, eligible expenses, ineligible activities, ineligible expenses, priorities and target audiences for applicants to consider as they develop their projects defined for the Project Category, under which the project is submitted, found in Appendix 1 of the Canadian Agricultural Partnership Cost-Share Funding Assistance Program Guide for Organizations and Collaborations.