The Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP) is a $3.5 billion, 5-year agreement (April 1, 2023, to March 31, 2028) between the federal, provincial and territorial governments. It replaces the Canadian Agricultural Partnership.

This includes $1 billion in federal programs and activities and $2.5 billion in cost-shared programs and activities by the governments.

The programs under the Sustainable CAP will:

  • support the vision and priorities the federal, provincial and territorial agriculture ministers agreed to in The Guelph Statement
  • strengthen competitiveness, innovation and resiliency of the agriculture, agri‐food and agri‐based products sector

Funding opportunities

The funding opportunities under the Sustainable CAP are cost-share intakes.

Cost-share funding is where the governments of Ontario and Canada contribute a portion of the total project cost, and the applicant contributes the remaining amount.

Agri-Food Energy Cost Savings Initiative

The Canadian and Ontario governments are investing up to $10 million through the Sustainable CAP to help food processing businesses increase energy efficiency in their operations.

Details will be posted as they become available.

Federal-only programs

In addition to shared Canada-Ontario funding programs, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) delivers federal-only programs under the Sustainable CAP aimed at generating economic growth in the agricultural sector.

Visit the AAFC website for more information about the programs.

Workshops and resources

Under the Sustainable CAP, we offer free workshops, resources and online learning opportunities: