Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership
Learn about Canada-Ontario funding opportunities for the agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector.
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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. In Ontario, this includes up to $569 million toward the agri-food industry.
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
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.
Grow Ontario Market Initiative
The Canadian and Ontario governments are investing up to $6 million to help eligible agri-food businesses and industry organizations expand markets for Ontario food products.
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: