We offer agile and efficient solutions to deliver programs and navigate change while never losing sight of the industry we serve.
Navigating 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.
Using our technical and administrative expertise, we work with funders and industry to develop and deliver innovative programs and initiatives that serve all sectors in BC.
Government and Industry work in diverse spheres. We facilitate partnerships by aligning industry needs to public programs that support BC’s agriculture and agri-food sector.
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.
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
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.
We handle the program through it’s entire lifecycle
We handle the foundational administrative modules of program delivery allowing the technical lead to spearhead program implementation and drive impact
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
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
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
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
Agri-innovation and agri-tech
Emergency COVID-19 funding
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.