Ontario’s government is committed to helping the agri-food sector succeed and opening the province for business. Beginning in November, Ontario food processors and other businesses can apply for cost-share funding under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (the Partnership) for projects to boost innovation, economic development, environmental stewardship and food safety.
The application intake will be open November 4 to 26, 2019. More information including program materials will be available on the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) website by November 4, 2019.
“Our government is committed to helping food processors and other contributors in our agri-food sector to be even more competitive and grow their businesses,” said Ernie Hardeman, Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. “Investing in these projects will boost innovation, enhance productivity and increase sales for our food processing sector and open the doors to new markets for the incredibly high-quality foods we produce.”
Since June 2018, more than 2,000 projects have received commitments through the Partnership to help eligible Ontario farmers, processors, businesses and sector organizations innovate and grow.
The Partnership is a five-year, $3-billion commitment by Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial governments that supports Canada’s agri-food and agri-products sectors.
The Ontario agri-food sector supports more than 837,000 jobs in Ontario and contributes more than $47.5 billion each year to the province’s economy.