Greenhouse Competitiveness and Innovation Initiative

The objective of the Greenhouse Competitiveness and Innovation Initiative (GCII) is to increase sector competitiveness, by providing broad-based support that fosters innovation and investment in the sector.

The Agricultural Adaptation Council (AAC) is responsible for allocating GCII funding, and will work collaboratively with the commercial scale greenhouse sector in Ontario to achieve GCII objectives.

Eligible Applicants

Eligible applicants include commercial greenhouse businesses in Ontario that grow or propagate vegetables, fruit, culinary herbs, or floriculture and as of March 23, 2017 had at least 20,000 square feet of production area.

Greenhouse operations that grow or propagate other crops should contact AAC staff to discuss eligibility before applying.

Eligible Activities

Activities which are eligible for GCII funding are those which:

  • increase competitiveness; and/or
  • access new markets and/or expand or enhance existing markets.

Applicants will be asked to identify how their proposed activities will enhance the competitiveness of their operation, their industry, or the greenhouse sector generally.

Program Timelines

Program Launch - September 13, 2017

Final Date for all Application Submissions - September 28, 2018

Final Date for all Project Completion - September 30, 2019

Final Date to Submit Final Claim for Reimbursement,

with Final Report and Survey - October 31, 2019