CAP: Section A Program Highlights

The Canadian Agricultural Partnership 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

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

Cost-share funding programs are available for producers, processors, agri-businesses, organizations and collaborations. 

Program delivery partnerships continue with:

  • The Agricultural Adaptation Council (AAC) to administer cost-share funding assistance to organizations and collaborations
  • The Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA) to administer cost-share funding assistance to producers
  • The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) will continue to administer cost-share funding assistance to food and beverage processors

Through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, the federal and provincial governments invest in other initiatives that support Ontario’s agriculture, agri-food and agri-products sectors. 

To learn more visit OMAFRA’s website at