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AgriDiversity Program | Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada


The maximum AAFC contribution towards a project will normally not exceed $200,000 per year or a maximum of $1 million over 5 years.


The AgriDiversity Program is a $5-million program under the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP).

Eligible Applicants

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

  • You are one of the following organization types
  • Not-for-profit: Organizations that operate solely for social welfare, civic improvement, pleasure or recreation, or any other purpose except profit.
  • Not-for-profit Indigenous (First Nation, Métis, Inuit) organization: A First Nation, Métis or Inuit organization.
  • Academia: Organizations involved in providing education or developing educational materials or tools.
  • You demonstrate the ability to deliver a national and/or agriculture and agri-food sector-wide project that includes
  • You are a legal entity capable of entering into legal binding agreements

Eligible Expenses

Eligible activities:

  • Building entrepreneurial capacity and business skills
  • Developing skills to take on a greater industry leadership roles
  • Enhancing involvement in the agriculture sector, including awareness of career opportunities
  • Strengthening their capacity to be leaders in the sector

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.


Contact Name: AgriDiversity Program

Phone Number: 1-877-246-4682 (toll-free)

E-mail Address:


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