CAP: Appendix 2 Eligibility

Eligibility for Aquaculture, Equine, Tobacco, Ornamentals, Health/Nutrition Supplements, Pet Food Sectors and Broader Agri-Business Sectors

Organizations and collaborations in the following selected sectors must consider the following eligibility requirements for Canadian Agricultural Partnership programming:

Aquaculture Sector

Activities related to aquaponic food production, and to aquaculture, seaweed, fish and seafood production and processing are ineligible for Canadian Agricultural Partnership funding with the following exceptions:

  • international marketing for fish and seafood products is eligible for Canadian Agricultural Partnership funding
  • traceability for fish and seafood products is eligible for Canadian Agricultural Partnership funding

Equine Sector

  • Equine industry organizations are eligible for the Canadian Agricultural Partnership Organization and Collaboration funding
  • All businesses in the equine industry that file business and/or farm income/loss taxes in Ontario are eligible for all Canadian Agricultural Partnership programming
  • All businesses in the equine industry, including those in the Horse Racing and boarding/riding establishment industries are eligible to apply for all Canadian Agricultural Partnership education, skills development, training, assessment and planning Project Categories of the Canadian Agricultural Partnership Organizations and Collaborations Funding Program. Contact an AAC staff member to discuss specific eligibility at 519-822-7554

Tobacco Sector

  • Producers of tobacco crops are eligible to apply for all Canadian Agricultural Partnership programming, except for research and Collaborations listed below
  • Processors of tobacco-based pharmaceuticals or other bio products are eligible for all Canadian Agricultural Partnership programming
  • Processors of cigarettes are not eligible to apply for any Canadian Agricultural Partnership programming
  • Applications from Producers, Processors, Organizations and Collaborations for tobacco research into:
    • Pest control methods that apply to crops including tobacco are eligible
    • Pest control methods that apply only to tobacco are not eligible
    • Use of tobacco for pharmaceuticals and other bio products are eligible
    • Use of tobacco for cigarette production are not eligible
  • Organizations and Collaborations that apply for projects that use tobacco for pharmaceuticals and other bio products are eligible

Ornamentals, Heath/Nutrition Supplements, Pet Food Sectors

Organizations/Collaborations, Producers and Processors of the following sectors are eligible for all Canadian Agricultural Partnership programming:

  • Ornamentals (flowers, shrubs, sod, etc. both land-based and greenhouse)
  • Health and /or nutrition supplements
  • Pet food products

The Broader Agri-Business Sector

Businesses that are part of the broader agri-business sector are defined as those that support the value and sales of Ontario’s agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector but are neither producer or processor businesses (e.g. livestock transporters, grain dealers and elevators).

  • Organizations representing businesses in the broader agri-business sector are eligible to apply for Canadian Agricultural Partnership funding as an Organization or as part of a Collaboration
  • Individual businesses in the broader agri-business sector are eligible to apply for Canadian Agricultural Partnership funding as part of a Collaboration only for the purposes of the program administered by AAC
    • Individual businesses in the broader agri-business sector may also be eligible to apply for selected project categories administered by OMAFRA or OSCIA.  See OMAFRA’s website at www.ontario.ca/AgPartnership