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AgriAssurance Program – National Industry Association Component | Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada


The maximum Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) contribution toward a project will normally not exceed $1 million per year.


The AgriAssurance Program is a $64.05-million program under the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP).

The program will:

  • contribute to the overarching objectives of Resiliency and Public Trust Strategic Initiatives of Sustainable CAP by enabling the development and adoption of industry-led sector-specific assurance systems to manage risks, enhance resiliency and address market considerations and challenges to public trust at the national level
  • help small and medium-sized enterprises export products by supporting the adoption of assurance systems and tools to make verifiable claims in order to meet market requirements

The program has 2 components:

  • National Industry Association Component
  • Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Component

Eligible Applicants

You must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible.

  • You are a not-for-profit organization (an organization that operates solely for social welfare, civic improvement, pleasure or recreation, or any other purpose except profit) or Indigenous organization (a First Nation, Métis or Inuit organization)
  • You demonstrate the ability to deliver a national and/or agriculture and agri-food sector-wide project
  • You are a legal entity capable of entering into legal binding agreements

Eligible Expenses

Eligible activities for the National Industry Association Component are of the following nature and type:

  • development, maintenance, enhancement, and integration of assurance systems, standards, and tools
  • benchmarking of assurance systems and standards to international or private standards
  • development of industry-led surveillance systems for the ongoing, systematic collection, analysis, and sharing of high-quality data
  • integrating assurance systems throughout the value-chain and leveraging digital platforms and technologies to increase proactive risk management
  • development and operation of data storage and data management systems above and beyond normal organizational operations
  • communication, knowledge transfer, and dissemination of standards, systems, and tools
  • alignment of Environmental Farm Plans and Best Management Practices
  • development of commodity-level roadmaps for 5 to 10 years to facilitate greater integration of assurance systems and coordination of programming nationally
  • other activities that support the objective of the program

Deadline Date

  Applications will be accepted from March 6, 2023 until September 30, 2027; however, the application period may close sooner if funding has been fully committed or otherwise announced here. The program ends March 31, 2028.
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