What we do

We offer agile and efficient solutions to deliver programs and navigate change while never losing sight of the industry we serve.

Deliver Programs

Managing the vast diversity of the agriculture and agri-food sector in BC is challenging. We provide contextual knowledge and industry expertise that is focused on the client experience.

Serve Industry

Government Programs are intended to improve innovation in, and competitiveness of the sector. We help eligible members of industry to access these opportunities.

Align Needs

Government and Industry work in diverse spheres. We facilitate partnerships by aligning industry needs to public programs.

Deliver Success

With 25+ years of experience in program delivery, IAF is trusted by both government and industry to effectively administer funding and strategically invest in projects that yield tangible impacts for our sector.

Seamless Process

In addition to offering strategic advice as a committee member for the BC Agriculture & Food Climate Action Initiative, IAF helps ensure administrative processes work seamlessly behind the scenes – from managing project contracts and payments to maintaining records management systems, service standards and program reporting, they do a great job of effective and efficient program administration.

Emily MacNair, Director, BC Agriculture & Food Climate Action Initiative

Terrific Resource for Industry

Our partnership with IAF has always been good, they have a wealth of industry expertise, so they really understand the applicants they work with and are a terrific resource for connecting industry needs with funding opportunities. We’re a repeat client so we also appreciate their efforts to streamline the application process and provide a pre-approval stage to expedite subsequent funding requests. Opening a dedicated intake window also enhances the consultation experience as IAF staff can offer more focused attention on application inquiries

Brian Faulkner, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, BCFresh

Responsive to Industry

The continued work of the Japanese Beetle (JB) Eradication Program Partners has resulted in an incredible decrease in the numbers of JB detected in 2019, reducing the risk of moving this pest into production areas as well as homes, wildlands and forests. We’re grateful that when the outbreak first occurred, IAF helped expedite the application process so we could quickly access project funding to address this threat. IAF staff have worked closely and diligently with us throughout the entire project, assisting with application preparation, delivering federal and provincial government funding and overseeing reporting requirements to complete the circle of support from all partners.

Hedy Dyck, Chief Operating Officer, BC Landscape & Nursery Association

Our Services

We provide customized end-to-end program administration solutions for programs that support the operational and environmental considerations of the agriculture and agri-food sector in British Columbia.

End-to-end solutions

We handle the program through it’s entire lifecycle

Modular solutions

We handle the foundational administrative modules of program delivery allowing the technical lead to spearhead program implementation and drive impact

Serving industry

We modernize service delivery to better assist industry access to funding opportunities, creating an impactful and engaging applicant experience.

IAF’s program administration services feature a full suite of program management and implementation modules that constitute the full program lifecycle for government clients. You can count on us for:

  • Program planning and implementation design
  • Program promotion and marketing
  • Planning and implementation
  • Program monitoring, evaluation and auditing
  • Quality Assurance
  • Communications and stakeholder engagement
  • Training and knowledge-base management
  • Management of the applicant journey:
    • Eligibility and enrollment
    • Guidance on program eligibility and project structure
    • Project due diligence and funding decisions
    • Writing and executing contracts
    • Project assessment and monitoring
    • Payments and claims processing
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Why Us?

We simplify the administration experience for both clients and industry:

Benefits to Funders

  • Standardized and streamlined program delivery, including program evaluations that track applicant activity across programs
  • Applicant tracking across programs within the same sector
  • New programs launched quickly, with less risk and utilizing optimal Information and Communications Technology
  • Adherence to government frameworks, processes and best practices
  • Readily adaptable and scalable team

Benefits to Industry

  • Program information is presented in a language consistent with the industry we serve
  • Consistent user experience across programs within the same sector
  • Single point of contact (entry point) to conduct end-to-end project administration
  • Pre-qualification through a ‘tell us once’ online registration and eligibility process
  • Knowledgeable team with industry experience

Program Expertise

Programs we have delivered include but are not limited to:

  • Agriculture and Agri-Food research
  • Agri-Environment and Climate Change adaptation and GHG reduction
  • Marketing programs both international and domestic including BUY BC
  • Rural Development
  • Indigenous Agriculture
  • Agri-innovation and agri-tech
  • Emergency COVID-19 funding
  • Infrastructure
  • Targeted sector programs that respond to emerging issues

Work With Us

Our professional and dedicated staff have both technical and administrative expertise. The team has extensive technical experience in agricultural policy, agronomy, food processing and manufacturing. Our administrative experience extends to project management, claims administration, communications, financial reporting and more. The team is underpinned by an industry-appointed Board of Directors that drives the strategic direction of IAF and is available to adjudicate the disbursement of funding if required.

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