Rural Economic Development Advisory Panel (REDAP)

Address: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, 1 Stone Road West, 4th Floor, NW, Guelph, ON, N1G 4Y2

Tel.: 1-888-588-4111

Fax: N/A


The REDAP is responsible for providing non-binding advice, in the form of recommendations, to the Minister on applications for funding under: (a) the Rural Economic Development Program (REDP); (b) Programs under the REDP; or (c) any other program that the Lieutenant Governor in Council or the Minister assigns to the REDAP.


The REDAP consists of a maximum of fourteen members appointed by the Minister, including a chair and at least one vice-chair. The Minister may select up to two members to act as vice-chairs.

For a full list of current membership please refer to the Public Appointment Secretariat's (PAS) website at:

Term: Members are appointed for a term of up to 3 years and are eligible for reappointment at the Minister's discretion.

Meetings: On an "as needed" basis.


The government recently announced a number of initiatives supporting the Premier's commitment to Open Government by promoting greater transparency in classified agencies. Beginning April 1, 2015, expense information for classified agencies must be posted.

  • Expense Claims: To date, appointees and designated persons of the Rural Economic Development Advisory Panel (REDAP) have not incurred any travel, meal or hospitality expenses.