Growing Forward 2 - Helping You Reach Your Goals


Growing Forward 2 (GF2) is in its third year, and the ministry is committed to continuous improvement to reflect client and program needs.

New program guides and applications will be available in April 2015.

GF2 offers cost-share funding for education, training, audits, assessments, planning and implementation activities.

Application intake dates for Producers and Processors in 2015

May 1 to May 21, 2015

August 10 to August 27, 2015

November 16 to December 3, 2015

Application intake dates for Organizations and Collaborations in 2015

Dates will be available in the near future.

In Ontario, GF2 offers free workshops, education and funding assistance to eligible producers, processors, organizations and collaborations to grow profits, expand markets and manage shared risks. Participating in these workshops can help you set goals and develop plans that can strengthen your application for GF2 cost-share funding assistance.

Growing Forward 2 (GF2) is a comprehensive federal-provincial-territorial framework aimed at encouraging innovation, competitiveness and market development in Canada's agri-food and agri-products sector.

Application deadlines

Capacity Building funding assistance for producers and processors closes March 31, 2015.

Capacity Building applications (requests under $20,000) for organizations and collaborations will be accepted by the Agricultural Adaption Council until March 31, 2015.

The 2014 application period for GF2 Implementation funding assistance for producers and processors is now closed.

The Implementation and Capacity Building (requests $20,000 and over) application intake for organizations and collaborations closes April 23, 2015.

Programs like Growing Forward 2 will help the industry meet the Premier's Agri-Food Growth Challenge to double its annual growth rate and create 120,000 new jobs by 2020.

Apply For Growing Forward 2

New users must register a user name and password to begin the application.

Login to apply for GF2 cost-share funding assistance program.

Cost-share supports six areas of focus where individual businesses can apply for cost-share for Capacity Building and Project Implementation. Innovation is a key component present throughout all areas of focus.

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In addition to offering strategic initiatives, GF2 provides business risk management programs to help producers improve competitiveness, foster innovation and better manage risk - including market volatility and rising input costs. The suite of risk programs offered in Ontario under GF2 includes Production Insurance, AgriStability and AgriInvest. Agricorp assists in the delivery of GF2 business risk management programs in Ontario.

Author: OMAFRA Staff
Creation Date: 19 March 2013
Last Reviewed: 9 March 2015