AgriDiversity Program – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (2022)


The AgriDiversity Program provides non-repayable contributions to under-represented groups in Canadian agriculture, including youth, women, Indigenous People, and persons with disabilities, to fully participate in the sector by helping these groups address the key issues and barriers they often face for sector participation.

Comments on Funding:

Funding will normally not exceed $200,000 per year and normally will not exceed 50% of the total eligible costs.

Eligible project costs will be cost-shared between AAFC and the applicant. Applicant’s portion of the cost-share can be a combination of both cash and in-kind contributions. In-kind contributions can only account for a maximum of 25% of total project costs.

Total government funding (inclusive of federal departments, agencies and crown corporations, provincial/territorial, and municipal governments) cannot exceed 85%.


Applicants must:

  • be not-for-profit organizations including:
  • associations,
  • Indigenous groups,
  • Official Language Minority Communities,
  • operate nationally in Canada,
  • be legal entities capable of entering into legally binding agreements.

Applications Steps:

Applicants must:

Online applications will receive an acknowledgement receipt of the application within one business day. If you did not receive the acknowledgement, please contact the program. Online applications should be processed within 100 business days. One can apply by email to

Documentation Needed:

The applicant must submit:

  • The Project Application Form (PDF Version)
  • An executive summary
  • Signature of Applicant Authorized Representative
  • A copy of the organization’s Certificates or Articles of Incorporation
  • A copy of the last two years’ financial statements
  • Project Endorsement Letters / Letters of Support, if applicable
  • Capital asset pre-approval for grants and contributions programs, if applicable.

Other Things to Note:

This program is part of the Canadian Agricultural Partnership.


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