The Federal Govt. has just renewed or are about to renew some of the Agri-Canada and Export Canada programs.
We recommend all producers signup for the Canada Brand program, which allows you to use their branding support tools and gets you into the Govt. system. Here are also a few other programs worth looking at.
The Canada Brand program:
Export-ready companies can sign up for free for the Canada Brand program to gain access to the revamped marketing toolbox, optimized for today’s digital-first business environment
a new logo, modernized graphics and branded taglines;
a revamped marketing toolbox, with:
animated graphics, GIFs and digital stickers;
refreshed marketing messaging;
a revitalized photo library; and
a revamped client portal system (for member registration and access to brand assets).
CanExport SMEs – https://www.tradecommissioner.gc.ca/funding-financement/canexport/sme-pme/index.aspx?lang=eng (just reopened this week!)
https://agriculture.canada.ca/en/international-trade/trade-show-service (link includes list of major ag/food trade Shows not included under the Canada Pavillion program)
Boost Your Business Technology Grant
Get up to $15,000 to boost your business technology
Looking to increase productivity? Need to consolidate your back office software? Need better cybersecurity tools? With a plan tailored to your business, we can help with your digital transformation. Must have had at least $500,000 in annual revenue in 1 of the last 3 years $500,000 in annual sales. Details Here
B.C. Agrifood and Seafood Market Development Program
- https://iafbc.ca/market-development/ (Currently closed, this program may be renamed after April, but you can take a look at this link to get the gist of the programs)