Feds funds for micro and small food enterprises
Added on 25 November 2022
To help the smallest agricultural businesses further expand into grocery and food services, the Government of Canada has announced new funding to support the creation of a certification program that will allow businesses to meet specific trade requirements.
The $336,858 investment, announced by the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, will support GS1 Canada, a not-for-profit association, to develop training tailored to small and micro food enterprises. The project includes learning modules and a virtual portal of resources specifically for them.
GS1 Canada plans to equip at least 200 businesses across Canada with the knowledge, tools and experience they need to prepare for trade with different sectors, including the grocery sector, distribution and food services.