Our Services

Delivering programs that serve the Agriculture and Agri-Food sector in BC

About IAF

The B.C. Investment Agriculture Foundation is an industry led, not for profit society that creates funding opportunities to support a thriving BC agriculture and agri-food sector through the effective delivery of programs.

With more than 20 years of experience, we are recognized as the leading provider of high-quality and cost-effective program delivery services for the agriculture and agri-food sector in British Columbia. We have delivered over $170 million to industry on behalf of the federal and provincial governments.

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 B.C. is challenging. We provide contextual knowledge and industry expertise that is focused on the client experience.“Delivering programs effectively and responsively”

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    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.“Helping industry to access funding opportunities”

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    Align Needs

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

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    Deliver Success

    With more than 20 years of experience in delivering government programs, IAF has the expertise to align the realities of government funding with the needs of the agriculture and agri-food sector.

Going forward, IAF will create its own unique programs to further support the sector. In partnership with members and other stakeholders IAF will develop programs that respond to the evolving needs of the sector.

What other funders say

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What our project participants say

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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 its 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
  • 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
  • Planning and implementation
  • Program monitoring, evaluation and auditing
  • Quality Assurance
  • Communications and stakeholder engagement
  • Training and knowledge-base management

Why Us?

We simplify the administration experience for both clients and industry:

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Standardised 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 utilising optimal Information and Communications Technology
Adherence to government frameworks, processes and best practices
Readily adaptable and scalable team
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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

Our Clients

IAF has had three major clients: Agriculture and Agri-food Canada, Environment and Climate Change Canada and the British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture.

Program Expertise

Programs we have delivered include but are not limited to:

Agricultural Research

Biosecurity

Rural & Indigenous Agriculture

Agricultural Innovation

Marketing & Retail

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About the team

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

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