Financial Assistance for Ontario's Food and Beverage Processors
The provincial government and the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs work together to help grow Ontario by providing food and beverage processors with funding programs that support good jobs, attract investment, and help them make an even greater contribution to Ontario's economic success.
Other government ministries and industry groups also provide funding programs and other services to support Ontario's food and beverage processors. Links to these programs are available on our Funding Programs and Support page.
The Canadian Agricultural Partnership (the Partnership)
The Canadian Agricultural Partnership is the new five-year commitment by Canada's federal, provincial and territorial governments that will support Canada's agri-food and agri-products sectors.
Local Food Fund - program ended January 2015
The Local Food Fund was a three-year initiative that provided funding of up to $10 million per year to support innovative local food projects that reduced barriers to regional economic development; resulted in sustainable regional economic development; and had a positive impact on Ontario's economy.
Projects included: funding to promote local food events, community food projects, individual business expansions.
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