Canadian Dairy Commission: Funding for Business

This guide for business owners covers current Canadian Dairy Commission funding programs, including non-repayable contributions and in-kind support for entrepreneurs.

This is our dedicated “hub” page for Canadian Dairy Commission funding programs. We’ll continuously update this page to reflect changes in programs – so bookmark this page and check back often for updates!

Canadian Dairy Commission Mandate

The mandate of the Canadian Dairy Commission is to provide:

  • Efficient producers of milk and cream with the opportunity to obtain a fair return for their labour and investment.
  • Consumers of dairy products with a continuous and adequate supply of dairy products of high quality.

To carry out its mandate, the Commission plays seven roles:

  • Support for the dairy industry, by chairing the Canadian Milk Supply Management Committee;
  • Administrator, by managing revenue pooling and market sharing;
  • Market analyst, by calculating the national dairy production target and setting support prices for butter and skim milk powder;
  • Import and export manager, including the purchase, storage, processing and sale of dairy products in domestic and international markets;
  • Regulator, by administering programs for the benefit of Canada’s dairy industry;
  • Auditor, by conducting external and internal audits of programs; and
  • Leader, by guiding and defining best practices in Canada’s dairy sector.

The Commission strives to balance and serve the interests of all dairy industry representatives: producers, processors, further processors, exporters, consumers and all levels of government.

Canadian Dairy Commission Priorities

You can learn about the Commission’s priorities by reading its Corporate Plan Summary For 2021 – 2022 to 2025 – 2026.

Types of Funding Canadian Dairy Commission Offers

The Canadian Dairy Commission offers non-repayable contributions and in-kind support programs.

Canadian Dairy Commission Funding Programs

Below is the link to the Commission’s specific program:

The Canadian Dairy Commission also provides in-kind support programs for dairy product manufacturers and food processors, including:

Canadian Dairy Commission Contact

Canadian Dairy Commission

960 Carling Avenue
Central Experimental Farm, Building 55
Ottawa ON K1A 0Z2

Toll-free : 1-866-366-0676
Tel : 343-550-8020
TTY: 613-792-2082
Fax: 613-792-2009

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