The AgriDiversity Program aims to help under-represented groups in Canadian agriculture, including youth, women, Indigenous Peoples, and persons with disabilities, to fully participate in the sector by helping these groups address the key issues and barriers they often face for sector participation.
The program will help to strengthen the sector and build its capacity by:
helping diverse groups to better develop their skills to take on a greater leadership role
building the entrepreneurial capacity and business skills of under-represented groups
facilitating the sharing of industry experience, best practices and knowledge to help under-represented groups to manage transformation and adapt to changes in business operations
strengthening the sector by incorporating the views of a greater diversity of industry players
If approved, support is available in the form of non-repayable contributions support from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC).
Applications will be accepted from February 13, 2018 until September 30, 2022, or until funding has been fully committed or until otherwise announced by the program.