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Processor – Education, Training, Assessment and Planning (Animal Health)


Maximum of $5,000


Processor – Education, Training, Assessment and Planning (Animal Health) supports projects that focuses on first-time activities to improve animal health and welfare.

Eligible Applicants

Abattoirs, including new processor businesses (new entrants), that are planning first-time activities for animal health education or training, or to complete operational assessments and plans, with a qualified third party.

Preference is currently given to projects that support provincially licensed abattoirs.

Eligible Expenses

This Project Category is for first-time activities:

  • Education and training from a third-party institution or consultant on topics related to the adoption of the national biosecurity standards, a commodity-specific risk management program, or animal welfare practices and procedures related to national Codes of Practice for the care and handling of farm animals
  • Operational assessments, conducted by a qualified third party such as a licensed veterinarian or certified animal welfare auditor, against:
    • National biosecurity standards, or practices and procedures
    • Commodity-specific risk management program
    • National Codes of Practice for the care and handling of farm animals
    • National commodity-specific farm animal care program
    • Market-driven animal welfare program (e.g., North American Meat Institute Audit)
  • Qualified third-party services to provide an initial operational plan (e.g., disease response plan, operation specific procedures, nutrient management plan or strategy)

Deadline Date

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Contact Name: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Phone Number: 1-877-424-1300

E-mail Address:


Industry: Agriculture, Location: Ontario ,
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