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Program/Service What this service offers Who is this for What is this for Accepting applications Canadian Agricultural Partnership program
Surplus Food Rescue Program Provide assistance to organizations to acquire and process surplus food that would otherwise be lost or destroyed and distribute them to populations in need. for-profit and not-for-profit organizations Indigenous groups cooperatives regional and municipal governments and agencies

Sector specific programs

COVID-19 specific programs

Yes No
Emergency Processing Fund Provides help to companies to implement changes to safeguard the health and safety of workers and their families due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and to invest to improve, automate and modernize facilities needed to increase Canada’s food supply capacity. for-profit organizations that are incorporated in Canada; businesses and/or corporations, cooperatives, Indigenous groups

Business management

COVID-19 specific programs

Yes No
Mandatory Isolation Support for Temporary Foreign Workers Program Funding for Canadian employers with some of the incremental costs associated with the mandatory 14-day isolation period imposed under the Quarantine Act on temporary foreign workers upon entering Canada. Farmers,
food producers,
agricultural producers,
agriculture and agri-business sector

Business management

COVID-19 specific programs

Yes No
AgPal – program and service finder AgPal is a web-based discovery tool to help farmers and others in the agriculture and agri-business sector find the federal, provincial, and territorial agricultural information that specifically applies to them. Farmers and others in the agriculture and agri-business sector      
Advance Payments Program Provides producers with a cash advance on the value of their agricultural products. farmers and food producers
young farmers or new entrants
Managing risk and finance Yes No
AgriAssurance Program: National Industry Association Component Provides support, at the national level, to help industry develop and adopt systems, standards and tools to support quality attributes, health and safety claims about Canadian agricultural and agri-food products. non-profit organizations Business management Yes Yes
AgriCompetitiveness Program Provides matching contributions to help the agricultural sector to leverage, coordinate and build on existing capacity, share best practices, provide mentorship opportunities, as well as agriculture awareness, farm business management and farm safety information and tools. The program will provide funding to the sector to promote the benefits of a career in agriculture and to enhance the public's perception of agriculture and its role in the economy. non-profit organizations Market Development Yes Yes
Agricultural Clean Technology Program Funding for projects that support research, development, demonstration, commercialization and adoption of clean technologies in Canada's agriculture and agri-food sectors ($25 million over three years). provincial and territorial governments in Canada
Indigenous groups
for-profit and not-for-profit organizations
Innovation, research and development Yes No
Agricultural Greenhouse Gases Program Funding for projects that address a need for either more research or better technology transfer with a goal of developing beneficial management practices that reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the areas of livestock systems, cropping systems, agricultural water use efficiency and agroforestry. Aboriginal organizations
co-operatives
educational or research institutions
governments
industry associations and farming organizations
non-profit or community organizations
Sustainable Farming No No
AgriDiversity Program Provides matching contributions to support activities that help Canada's agriculture sector to be stronger by helping the sector to better leverage the potential offered by youth, women, Indigenous peoples and persons with disabilities. The program will provide funding to promote the benefits of a career in agriculture and increase education and awareness. non-profit organizations Business management Yes Yes
AgriInnovate Program This program provides repayable contributions for projects that aim to accelerate the demonstration, commercialization and/or adoption of innovative products, technologies, processes or services that increase agri-sector competitiveness and sustainability. for-profit organizations including:
businesses and/or corporations
co-operatives
corporations and co-operatives in Indigenous communities
Innovation, research and development Yes Yes
AgriInsurance Provides producers with cost-shared insurance for natural hazards in order to minimize the financial implications of production and/or asset losses. co-operatives
farmers and food producers
Managing risk and finance
Business management
Yes Yes
AgriInvest

A national farm program that provides matching contributions to producers who make annual deposits to an AgriInvest account, to help manage income declines or make investments to mitigate risks or improve market income.

You can view your account information online with My AAFC Account.

co-operatives
farmers and food producers
Managing risk and finance
Business management
Yes Yes
AgriMarketing Program: National Industry Association Component Provides support to increase and diversify exports to international markets and seize domestic market opportunities through industry-led promotional activities that differentiate Canadian products and producers, and leverage Canada’s reputation for high quality and safe food. non-profit organizations Market Development Yes Yes
AgriRecovery AgriRecovery is a framework that guides how federal-provincial-territorial governments work together to assess the impacts of disasters on Canada's agricultural producers and respond with timely, targeted initiatives where there is need for assistance beyond ongoing programming. Initiatives developed under the AgriRecovery Framework are designed to help producers with the extraordinary costs necessary for recovery. agricultural producers whose operations have been affected by a natural disaster event (for example, disease, pest, extreme weather) Managing risk and finance No No
AgriRisk Initiatives - Administrative Capacity Building Stream Provides funding for building the administrative capacity for the delivery of new risk management tools. non-profit and for-profit organizations
provincial and territorial governments
Managing risk and finance Yes Yes
AgriRisk Initiatives - Microgrants Provides funding for academic research proposals that address issues relevant to business risk management in the Canadian agriculture sector. academic institutions Managing risk and finance Yes Yes
AgriRisk Initiatives - Research and Development Contribution Funding Stream Provides financial assistance for industry-led research and development of risk management tools. not-for-profit organizations, which are:
industry associations
co-operatives, mutual insurance companies or reciprocals
Indigenous groups
Managing risk and finance Yes Yes
AgriScience Program – Clusters

The program aims to accelerate the pace of innovation by providing funding and support for pre-commercial science activities and cutting-edge research that benefits the agriculture and agri-food sector and Canadians.

Cluster proposals are intended to mobilize industry, government and academia through partnerships, and address priority themes and horizontal issues that are national in scope.

industry groups
non-profit organizations
Innovation, research and development No Yes
AgriScience Program - Projects

The program aims to accelerate the pace of innovation by providing funding and support for pre-commercial science activities and cutting-edge research that benefits the agriculture and agri-food sector and Canadians.

This component aims to support specific shorter-term research activities to help industry overcome challenges and address fiscal barriers experienced by small and emerging sectors. They also seek to mitigate high risk opportunities that have the potential to yield significant returns.

for-profit organizations including:
businesses and/or corporations
Innovation, research and development Yes Yes
AgriStability

A national whole farm program that provides income support to producers who experience a large margin decline.

You can view your account information online with My AAFC Account.

co-operatives
farmers and food producers
Managing risk and finance
Business management
Yes Yes
Canadian Agricultural Loans Act Program Provides financial loan guarantees to farmers and agricultural co-operatives in order to establish, improve, and develop farms. co-operatives
farmers and food producers
young farmers or new entrants
Managing risk and finance Yes No
Canadian Agricultural Strategic Priorities Program Supports the Canadian agricultural sector's participation in the Government of Canada's growth and policy objectives, by investing in the sector's design, development and implementation of tools and strategies to respond to and seize on opportunities created by these objectives. non-profit organizations and associations
co-operatives
marketing boards
Indigenous groups
Market Development Yes No
Canadian Animal Genetic Resources The program aims to preserve the genetic diversity of Canadian livestock and poultry breeds, and to develop new techniques to conserve germplasm. agri-business or food producers
co-operatives
farmers and food producers
Innovation, research and development No No
Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency Permits, Licences and Authorizations Permits, licences and authorizations for Canadian racetrack and betting theatre operators to conduct pari-mutuel betting on horse races Canadian racetrack and betting theatre operators Sector specific programs Yes No
Canadian Soil Information Service

National Soil Database - the national archive for soil and land resource information in Canada.

Soil interpretations - land use management and planning tools developed to assist in land assessment and decision making.

Soil survey reports and printed maps - soil survey reports and maps for Canada published at scales more detailed than 1:1 million.

Reference publications and manuals - documents describing soil survey methodology, soil and landscape classification, laboratory analyses, and geographic information system (GIS) procedures

educational or research institutions
farmers and food producers
governments
Sustainable Farming No No
Coordinated Agriculture Policy Research Initiative The program provides resources, including data and models as well as departmental experts to the academic community to enhance evidence-based policy development for the agriculture and agri-food sector in Canada. Principal Investigators who are independent researchers with an academic institution or research appointment Innovation, research and development No No
Dairy Direct Payment Program Compensation to dairy producers as a result of market access commitments made under recent international trade agreements, namely the Canada–European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). dairy producers Sector specific programs No No
Dairy Farm Investment Program Dairy farmers can receive up to $100,000 for targeted investments in farm technologies and upgrades to equipment that improve productivity. Canadian licensed cow milk producers Sector specific programs No No
Dairy Processor Investment Fund Dairy processors can receive up to $10 million per Capital Investment project and up to $250,000 per Access to Expertise project. cheese manufacturing companies and other dairy processing companies
non-for-profit organizations working in the dairy sector
Sector specific programs Yes No
Drought Watch Provides timely information to the agricultural sector in order to identify the impacts of climatic variability on water supply and agriculture Aboriginal individuals and organizations
agri-businesses or food processors
co-operatives
educational or research institutions
farmers and food producers
food service providers or food retailers
governments
industry associations and farming organizations
non-profit or community organizations
students and researchers
Sustainable Farming No No
Farm Debt Mediation Service Provides financial counselling and mediation services to farmers in financial difficulty. farmers and food producers Managing risk and finance Yes No
Geospatial products Provides online access to agriculture-related maps, geospatial data and tools to help you understand the geography of agriculture and make better decisions for environmentally responsible yet competitive agriculture. aboriginal individuals and organizations
agri-businesses or food processors
agricultural service providers and suppliers
educational or research institutions
farmers and food producers
fishing and aquaculture industries
general public
governments
industry associations and farming organizations
non-profit or community organizations
students and researchers
Sustainable Farming No No
Indigenous Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative Supports Indigenous communities and entrepreneurs who are ready to launch agriculture and food systems projects and others who want to build their capacity to participate in the Canadian agriculture and agri-food sector.

Indigenous communities and governments (includes band and tribal councils, governments of self-governing First Nations, local governments of Inuit communities and Métis organizations)

Indigenous for-profit and not-for-profit corporations, associations, cooperatives and institutions

Indigenous businesses, partnerships and joint ventures

Indigenous Peoples and agriculture Yes No
Indigenous Pathfinder service Provides advice and referral to help navigate the relevant information, tools and support available to start or expand activities in the agriculture and agri-food sector. Indigenous individuals and organizations Indigenous Peoples and agriculture No No
Livestock Tax Deferral Allows farmers who sell part of their breeding herd due to drought or flooding in prescribed drought or flood regions to defer a portion of sale proceeds to the following year farmers and food producers
Managing risk and finance No No
Living Laboratories Initiative: Collaborative Program To establish a nation-wide network of sites where groups both in and outside of government can collaborate to co-develop, assess and implement innovative solutions to address persistent agri-environmental issues. Not-for-profit organizations
Indigenous groups
Agriculture producer(s) and or producer groups
Academic institutions
Innovation, research and development No No
Local Food Infrastructure Fund

The program aims to strengthen food systems and to facilitate access to safe and nutritious food for at-risk populations.

not-for-profits such as:
Community or charitable organizations
Indigenous groups
Municipal and regional governments in areas where there are no not-for-profit organizations that provide food services
producers
Sector specific programs Yes No
Minor Use Pesticide Program Works with producers, the provinces, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency, pesticide manufacturers and the U.S. IR-4 Project to establish producer-selected pest problems on minor crops, match them with pesticides and prepare regulatory submissions for new minor uses of pesticides. organizations
producers
Sustainable Farming No No
Pesticide Risk Reduction Program Develops pesticide risk reduction strategies and associated tools, practices and technologies which reduce the risk to human health and the environment posed by pesticide use in agriculture. academic institutions
grower organizations
Sustainable Farming No No
Price Pooling Program Provides marketing agencies and producers with a price guarantee for eligible products, as a form of security to assist and encourage cooperative marketing. co-operatives
farmers and food producers
industry associations and farming organizations
Market Development
Business management
Yes No
Saint-Hyacinthe Research and Development Centre's Industrial Program Provides direct access to sophisticated equipment and a versatile research and development environment to agri-food companies in order to assist with small-scale food processing and testing needs, and to foster innovation in the area of food research. agri-businesses or food processors. Innovation, research and development Yes No
Single window contact for agri-food trade services Single point of contact to help food industry and businesses reach international markets agri-businesses or food processors
agricultural service providers and suppliers
farmers and food producers
fishing and aquaculture industries
industry associations and farming organizations
Market Development No No
Technology Transfer and Licensing

A variety of technologies and intellectual property available for commercialization

Supports the development and transfer of the results of research efforts by the Science and Technology Branch (STB) of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC).

agri-businesses or food processors
agricultural service providers and suppliers
educational or research institutions
industry associations and farming organizations
Innovation, research and development Yes No
Agricultural Trade Commisioner Service On-the-ground export assistance and expertise to help you succeed in global markets agri-businesses or food processors
agricultural service providers and suppliers
farmers and food producers
fishing and aquaculture industries
industry associations and farming organizations
Market Development No No
Trade show service Promote your products at the world's premier food and beverage trade shows agri-businesses or food processors
agricultural service providers and suppliers
farmers and food producers
fishing and aquaculture industries
industry associations and farming organizations
Market Development No No
Youth Employment and Skills Program Provides funding to organizations for the creation of agricultural internships that provide career-related work experiences to youth and youth facing barriers. youth Business management No No

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