Growing Forward 2 - Helping You Reach Your Goals

Growing Forward 2 is a federal-provincial initiative that encourages innovation, competitiveness and market development in Canada's agri-food and agri products sector. Whether you are starting out, or have been in business a long time, GF2 can help you reach your goals.

In Ontario, GF2 offers resources, tools and cost-share funding assistance to eligible producers, processors, organizations and collaborations to grow their profits, expand markets and manage shared risks.

Producers can submit an application for cost-share funding assistance from February 3-23, 2017. The Organizations and Collaborations stream of the program is accepting applications for cost-share funding assistance until December 13, 2016.

The Next Policy Framework (NPF) public opinion and consultations can be found on Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's website. Phase 2 of the consultation is seeking feedback on the Calgary Statement, which outlines the key priority areas that will guide the development of the NPF as the successor program to GF2. You can share your experiences and ideas until November 30, 2016.

Learn more about Growing Forward 2. Choose one the headings below that best describes your business.



Strong Partnerships in Action

To accelerate the effectiveness and long term success of Growing Forward 2 in Ontario, the ministry has developed strong partnerships with innovative and experienced organizations. Learn more about our Growing Forward 2 partners.

In addition, Growing Forward 2 provides Business Risk Management programs to help producers improve competitiveness and better manage risk - including market volatility and rising input costs. The Business Risk Management programs include: Production Insurance, AgriStability and AgriInvest. Agricorp assists in the delivery of Growing Forward 2 Business Risk Management programs in Ontario.

Success Stories

Toronto Region (Excel)

York Region Recipients (Excel)

Dufferin and Simcoe Counties (Excel)

Hamilton Region Recipients (Processors) (Excel)

Niagara Region Recipients (Processors) (Excel)

Wine Week (Excel)

Craft Beer Week (Excel)

Cider Project Recipients (Excel)

Halton and Peel Region Recipients - Processors (Excel)

Eastern Ontario Recipients - Processors (Excel)

Ontario Craft Brewery ramps up production with Growing Forward 2 funding

Ontario greenhouse business enhances its competitive edge with Growing Forward 2 funding

Author: Samantha Millar Quinlan
Creation Date: 19 March 2013
Last Reviewed: 04 November 2016