Category Archives: Food & Beverage Business Development

Strategic Agri-Food Processing Fund Program Information Sessions

The new Strategic Agri-Food Processing Fund Program, which was announced in the 2021 Fall Economic Statement, to increase the province’s food processing capacity, strengthen its food security and position the agri-food sector for economic growth, will launch on April 1, 2022. Agri-food processor businesses are eligible for up to $3 million in cost-share funding to either build new processing facilities, expand or modernize existing facilities and adopt new innovative technologies to improve current operations.

More information on eligibility, cost share and how to apply can be found in the program guidelines. The guidelines will be posted to this link in the near future. 

The Ministry will be hosting webinar sessions to walk through an overview of the program guidelines and provide an opportunity for questions and answers. You will need to register to receive the link to join the webinar. Both sessions are the same and are offered at two different times (Friday March 25, 2022 from 9-10 am and Tuesday March 29, 2022 from 2-3pm). 

Register for a webinar here.

If you are unable to attend either of the sessions please contact the Agricultural Information Contact Centre at ag.info.omafra@ontario.ca to request a link to a recording of the session (note: recording will not be available until after Friday March 25, 2022).

Webinar: Exporting Food and Beverages to the United Arab Emirates for Export-ready Ontario Food and Beverage Manufacturers and Sellers

Join OMAFRA in collaboration with the Canadian Trade Commissioner Services in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for this complimentary webinar on exporting to the UAE for Ontario’s food and beverage suppliers on January 18th, 2022 at 9:30 am to 10:45 am Toronto time.

Ontario’s food and beverage manufacturers who are export ready or thinking of exporting to the UAE will be introduced to consolidators, importers, prominent retailers, and trade commissioners who are involved in the Middle East market.

The UAE represents a growth area for Ontario food exports. Growing expat populations and fast-paced economic development along with shared interests in trade agreements are driving increased demand for high value food and beverage products.

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