Education, Training, Assessment, and Planning

Stream: Processor



Who should apply?

Abattoirs that are planning first-time activities for animal health education or training, or to complete operational assessments and plans, with a qualified third party.

Preference is currently given to projects that support provincially licensed abattoirs.

To apply you must

There are no additional qualifications necessary in order to apply for this Project Category

Eligible activities and expenditures

This Project Category is for first-time activities:

  • 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 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

  • In-kind contributions
  • Professional services not directly related to the eligible activity
  • Repeat services for the same operation or premise
  • Travel and meal costs
  • Activities and expenditures as detailed here

Available cost-share

50 per cent, up to a maximum of $5,000

Required documentation

  • There is no additional documentation required to apply for this project category

Merit assessment criteria

  • Identified level of risk, with priority given to high- moderate risk operations, or proposals that will have greatest impact based on risk of introduction or spread of disease
  • Priority will be given to provincially licensed abattoirs


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Edit date: September 12, 2018

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