Receive up to 75% of $200,000 per year in Grant Funding.
The AgriDiversity program is a stream of funding provided through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP), a 5-year framework to support Canada’s agriculture and agri-food sector. AgriDiversity is specifically designed to help organizations with projects that build agricultural leadership and entrepreneurial capacity among under-represented groups, such as youth, women, persons with disabilities, and the Indigenous.
Supporting under-represented groups by building their entrepreneurial capacity and business skills, developing their skills to take on a greater leadership role, enhancing their involvement in the agriculture sector, and strengthening their capacity to be leaders in the sector.
Amount of Funding
If an applicant for the AgriDiversity program is accepted, they may receive the following:
- Up to 70% of eligible project expenses which may amount to a maximum $200k for one year;
- If approved for up to five years, applicant may receive up to $1 million in total;
- The applicant’s portion of project expenses can include in-kind contributions, which may amount to a maximum of 25% of total costs.
Eligible applicants may be the following:
- Must be a not-for-profit organization, indigenous organization, or academic organization; and
- Demonstrate the ability to deliver a national and sector-wide project that includes participation and support of relevant industry stakeholders.
Eligible activities are intended to support the advancement of under-represented groups in the Agriculture industry in four major categories:
- Building an entrepreneurial capacity and business skills such as sharing and developing skills and knowledge for members in the industry, create opportunities for under-represented groups to adopt best practices, and attend agri-oriented events such as workshops and conferences;
- Increase their skills to assume greater leadership roles such as financial management and business training, leadership workshops, etc.;
- Enhancing the involvement of under-represented groups in the agriculture sector via awareness of career opportunities such as career fairs, implementing a needs and gaps analysis for tools and support programs needed for under-represented groups; and
- Strengthen the ability of these groups to be leaders via activities generating involvement n the sector such as industry-specific mentorship programs and training opportunities.
- Program costs can be eligible as of April 1, 2023. However, any costs incurred before application submission are ineligible.
- Application Deadline: September 30, 2027.