Organizations

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
This provincial body is committed to success of Ontario’s rural communities and its food and agriculture sectors.

For more information visit www.omafra.gov.on.ca or contact: 1.877.424.1300 or email ag.info.omafra@ontario.ca

Farm Start
Aims to encourage and support a new generation of entrepreneurial, ecological farmers. There are many challenges facing new farmers, but there are also many exciting opportunities. The new farmers supported bring skills, connections and passion that can lead to innovation and renewal.

For more information visit www.farmstart.ca or contact: 519.836.7046 x 103 or email admin@farmstart.ca

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Helps Canadian farmers and businesses produce the best possible food and agriculture products. Through our programs and services we support innovation, sustainable farming, business development, managing risk, trade and market development.

For more information visit www.agr.gc.ca

Ontario Food Exports
Ontario food exports work to help prepare you for export and to facilitate transactions with foreign buyers. As part of the business development branch of the Ontario Ministry of agriculture & food we help:

  • Help to increase expot sales of food, beverage and agricultural products
  • Support job creation/retention

For more information email debra.oliver@Ontario.ca or contact: 519.826.3945

AgPal
A web-based discovery tool to help producers and others in the agriculture and agri-business sector find the federal, provincial and territorial programs and services that specifically apply to them.

For more information and to launch the online tool visit www.agpal.ca

Communitech Hub
Located in Kitchener’s historic Tannery District. A clubhouse for the Waterloo Region tech ecosystem, the Communitech Hub opened its doors in 2010 thanks to major investments from the Province of Ontario and the Government of Canada, along with the support of other key partners.  Since then, Communitech has played a key role in tech company deals totaling more than $500 million and the emergence of hundreds of new digital media companies. More than 600 companies in benefited from the Communitech Hub’s programs during its inaugural year.

For more information visit www.communitech.ca or contact: 519.888.9944.

Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE)
OCE drives the development of Ontario’s economy by helping create new jobs, products, services, technologies and businesses. Our comprehensive program suite covers almost all stages of business development and career advancement.

For more information visit www.oce-ontario.org/about-us or contact the Waterloo office at: 519.342.1264

Regional Tourism Organization 4
Tourism Region 4 encompasses Huron County, Perth County, Waterloo Region and Wellington County. RTO 4 was incorporated in October 2010 pursuant to the Ontario Ministry of Tourism’s request to create an organization that will coordinate the diverse interests of the tourism industry to build and support a competitive tourism region through marketing and destination management.

For more information visit www.rto4.ca

Ontario CSA Farm Directory
The Ontario CSA Farm Directory lists farmers that offer weekly freshly picked farm-raised food boxes to members who are part of their CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). Consumers wanting good quality, safe food and farmers looking for stable markets form a type of partnership.

For more information visit www.csafarms.ca

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