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
One program delivered under S-CAP that is particularly relevant to greenhouses is the Biosecurity Improvement Initiative.
- Will launch Sept 19 2023
- Continuous intake until January 6th
- $7.5 M available – first come, first serve basis
- Reimbursement based
- Delivered by OMAFRA by Rural Programs Branch (previously has been OSCIA)
- Call AICC for more information
- Guidelines are now up on Ontario.ca: find them HERE
- Preventing introduction and spread of pests (up to 50K per project)
- Innovative pest monitoring tools (Up to 50K per project)
- Learning and Education related to biosecurity
- OSCIA biosecurity workshop (NOT required, but recommended)
- Assessment (e.g. against national biosecurity standards)
- Action plan based on assessment
More information will come soon!