- Non-repayable cost-sharing
- Focused on supporting agricultural sector
- Temporary initiative running from 2018-2023
The Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) is a five-year commitment by Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial governments that will support Canada’s agri-food and agri-products sectors through investment in economic development, sustainable innovation, diversity, and assurance
Cost-share funding will focus on three key areas:
- Economic Development ($297M): Development of domestic/international market, development of innovation and technology, development of skills and knowledge, diversifying exports through the AgriMarketing and AgriCompetitiveness programs.
- Sustainable growth ($690M): Improving Ontario soil health, reducing nutrient loss in phosphorus from great lakes agriculture production, and enhancing pollinator habitat and building resilience to climate change through the AgriScience and AgriInnovate programs.
- Diversity and Assurance ($166.5M): Supporting skills and leadership development for diverse groups, meeting consumer needs through the AgriDiversity and AgriAssurance programs.
Eligible expenditures include activities which:
- Adopt innovations, tools, best practices and technologies
- Create and commercialize innovative products, practices and processes
- Increase sector collaboration
- Advance sustainable growth
- Expand markets to meet emerging needs
- Reflect diverse communities and increase public trust
- Maintain investments and capacity
Those who apply must be either farmers, food processors, organizations, other businesses and collaborations, Indigenous and northern communities, or manufacturers of productivity enhancing equipment for food producers and processors.
CAP is a limited five-year program running from 2018 until March 31, 2023.