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Livestock Veterinary Innovation Initiative

Purpose of the Initiative 

Some Ontario livestock farmers, in particular those in rural and northern Ontario, are experiencing shortages of access to veterinary services, putting strain on veterinarians and limiting growth opportunities for livestock farmers. The Livestock Veterinary Innovation Initiative (the Initiative) is aimed at supporting innovative approaches to increase delivery options of veterinary care to livestock farmers, particularly in Underserviced Areas to support animal health, the livestock agri-food sector and the strength of our food supply. Funding through this Initiative will help veterinary care be delivered in ways that address several challenges, including the long distance between many farmers and veterinary clinics, and the shortage of large animal veterinarians working in rural and remote parts of the province.

The Livestock Veterinary Innovation Initiative program was funded in part through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (the Partnership), a five-year federal-provincial-territorial initiative. This program is being delivered by the Agricultural Adaptation Council (AAC) on behalf of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA).

Intake Deadline

The intake for LVII is now closed. 

Final Claims and Reporting

Only one final claim can be submitted per project (multiple claims will not be accepted). Final Claims and reporting should be submitted to AAC no later than 4:30 p.m. EST Monday, October 17, 2022. 

Approved applicants can submit their claim via email to info@adaptcouncil.org and include the following from the claim template:

  • Tab 2. Claim Form in Excel and the required supporting documentation (i.e. receipts/invoices, proof of payment, photos of capital purchases, etc.),
  • Tab 3. Final Report
  • Tab 4. Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Form and a copy of a void cheque
  • Final Report Survey (separate PDF document, available at www.adaptcouncil.org/program/lvii) 

The Program Guide; Claim Guidelines, Claim Form, Final Report and EFT document; and, Final Report Survey are available on the sidebar of this webpage.

 

The Livestock Veterinary Innovation Initiative program was funded in part through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (the Partnership), a five-year federal-provincial-territorial initiative. This program is being delivered by the Agricultural Adaptation Council (AAC) on behalf of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA).