Education, Training, Assessment, and Planning

Stream: Producer



Who should apply?

Producers of all farmed animal species who are planning first-time activities to receive animal health education or training, or to complete operational or farm-wide assessments and plans, with a qualified third party.

Eligible activities and expenditures

First-time activities for:

  • Education and training from a third-party institution or consultant on topics related to the adoption of the national biosecurity standards, a commodity-specific risk management program, or animal welfare practices and procedures related to national Codes of Practice for the care and handling of farm animals
  • Operational or farm-wide assessments, conducted by a qualified third party such as a licensed veterinarian or certified animal welfare auditor, against:
    • National biosecurity standards, or practices and procedures
    • Commodity-specific risk management program
    • National Codes of Practice for the care and handling of farm animals
    • National commodity-specific farm animal care program
    • Market-driven animal welfare program (e.g., North American Meat Institute Audit)
  • Qualified third-party services to provide an initial operational plan (e.g., disease response plan, operation specific procedures, nutrient management plan or strategy)

Ineligible activities and expenditures

  • All ineligible activities and expenditures as detailed here
  • In-kind labour and equipment costs
  • Professional services not directly related to the eligible activity
  • Repeat services for the same operation or farm property (premise)

Available cost-share

50 per cent, up to a maximum of $2,500

Required documentation

  • There are no additional requirements to apply to this project category

Merit assessment criteria

  • Identified level of risk, with priority given to the high-moderate risk operations, or projects that will have the greatest impact based on risk of introduction or spread of disease


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Edit date: January 29, 2019

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