Project Description

Catalyzing strategic investments to maintain and increase domestic food production and processing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Government of Canada committed $77.5 million to the Emergency Processing Fund to support the immediate needs of domestic production lines as a result of COVID-19.

IAF delivered cost-shared funding to eligible applicants with food processing, manufacturing or greenhouse operations in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, the Yukon and the Northwest Territories.

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“Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada had the opportunity to work with IAF to implement the Emergency Processing Fund. This program is one of several critical measures implemented by the Government of Canada to support the food supply chain in response to COVID-19. IAF’s expertise and professionalism, working under restrictive timelines and in a challenging environment, was instrumental in delivering a portion of the program for projects in Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, Yukon and Northwest Territories. IAF helped ensure the program could support as many companies as possible to implement changes to safeguard the health and safety of workers, their families and communities, as well as aiding companies to increase Canada’s food supply capacity. This strategic partnership contributed to addressing the sector’s most urgent needs during this time.”

Mathieu Rochefort

Director, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

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