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Funding for Agri-food Businesses

Scope of eligible work expanded; deadline extended

An OMAFRA/Canadian Agricultural Partnership agreement with WSPS – first introduced in 2021 – has grown in scope, to provide eligible agri-food businesses a reimbursement of up to $2,000 for training and consulting services (virtual or in-person) that assist them in managing COVID-19 recovery needs.

Eligible agri-food businesses include:

  • Agricultural producer operations
  • Provincially licensed abattoirs and meat processors
  • Food processors with 1 – 49 employees (excluding temporary foreign agriculture workers)

Eligible services/solutions have expanded to include:

  • any WSPS training or consulting offering that relates to business recovery/continuity, including planning, development and labour costs.
  • any related training delivery through farm and agri-food associations.

To allow businesses to take advantage of this opportunity, the deadlines have also been extended. All contracts must be signed by February 25, 2022, with consulting work completed by March 1, 2022; training by March 15, 2022.

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