Federal Government Invests in New Cancer Research Network
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Federal Government Invests in New Cancer Research Network

On December 15, 2014, Industry Canada announced that the Federal Government of Canada will invest $25 million over five years in a new Ottawa Hospital-based network which will focus on improving the quality of life of Canadians. $25 Million investment will develop innovative treatments to fight cancer Member of Parliament for Ottawa-Orleans, Royal Galipeau announced…

Federal Government Invests in New Equipment to Ensure Quality & Safety of Manitoba Milk
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Federal Government Invests in New Equipment to Ensure Quality & Safety of Manitoba Milk

On December 15, 2014, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) announced a $397,000 investment to support the purchase of testing equipment for an accredited laboratory in Winnipeg, Manitoba called Horizon Lab Ltd. About Growing Forward 2 Funding Recipient, Horizon Lab Ltd. Horizon Lab is a subsidiary of Dairy Farmers of Manitoba (DFM), which provided an additional…

Guelph Announces 2nd Round of Funding of Accelerated Adoption of Innovative Research
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Guelph Announces 2nd Round of Funding of Accelerated Adoption of Innovative Research

In December, the University of Guelph announced a second round of funding will become available as of January 2015 through its partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Agri-Food (OMAFRA). The Gryphon’s LAAIR Program Supports Innovative University of Guelph Projects According to the news release offered by Program Coordinator, David Hobson, the Gryphon’s “Leading to…

Company of Women: Gearing up for Growth 2015
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Company of Women: Gearing up for Growth 2015

Company of Women is offering a unique opportunity to engage with Bernadeen McLeod, President & Owner of Mentor Works, at an upcoming Toronto event. Bernadeen will explain the different types of funding resources available from the provincial and federal levels of government, how to find them, and how to leverage them to help grow your…

Innovative Healthy Snacks Receive $782,000 in Government Funding
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Innovative Healthy Snacks Receive $782,000 in Government Funding

On December 15, 2014, Member of Parliament Peter Kent of Thornhill announced a $782,000 funding contribution to Riverside Natural Foods Ltd., this according to a Federal Government press release. The repayable contribution will help the company commercialize its innovative, organic snack foods. AAFC AgriInnovation Program Supports Purchase of Capital Equipment for Food Processing Support through…

How to Leverage WINN Funding to Bring Innovative Products and Processes to Market
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How to Leverage WINN Funding to Bring Innovative Products and Processes to Market

In autumn 2013, the Federal Government launched a five-year, $100 million western Canada funding program called the Western Innovative Initiative (WINN). This business funding initiative supports small and medium-sized businesses in western Canada who are dedicated to commercialize innovative, technology-based products, processes, and services while enabling company growth. The WINN program intends to stimulate greater…

Food and Beverage Ontario Sees Opportunity for Local Processors
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Food and Beverage Ontario Sees Opportunity for Local Processors

Food and Beverage Ontario (FBO) uses the term “the Local Food movement” to describe the opportunity for food and beverage processors looking to grow their businesses in Ontario. This food and beverage industry association is supporting the Local Food movement through successful outreach activities, including a recent workshop held at the enterprising ThinkFOOD! Centre of Maple…

Canada, US, Mexico Energy Relationship to Enhance Security, Environmental Performance
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Canada, US, Mexico Energy Relationship to Enhance Security, Environmental Performance

On December 15, 2015, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, Greg Rickford, was in Washington, D.C. to sign a memorandum of understanding that solidifies an energy relationship that will continue to prove beneficial for Canada, the U.S., and Mexico. According to the recent national news release, Minister Rickford highlighted the mutual benefit of the existing Canada-U.S….

Call for Nominations: Food in Canada’s 2015 Leadership Awards
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Call for Nominations: Food in Canada’s 2015 Leadership Awards

The Food in Canada Leadership Awards are now looking for nominations for the 2015 awards presented by Food in Canada and Grant Thornton. Food and beverage processors will be awarded for excellence in each of the following 5 categories: Growth Innovation Stewardship Community & Industry Leadership Health & Wellness Food in Canada and Grant Thornton…