Agriculture Awareness Sub-Program

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The Agriculture Awareness Sub-Program is designed to raise the profile of PEI agriculture among youth and the general public in PEI through agriculture promotional activities and events. The program will develop and improve leadership, farm business and technical skills and encourage participation in conferences and special events for rural youth in order to increase their knowledge about agriculture.

NOTE: Projects focusing on educational activities should aim to be explicitly inclusive of one or more of the underrepresented groups including:

  1. Mi’kmaq and other Indigenous Groups;
  2. Newcomers to Canada;
  3. Refugees;
  4. Children (pre-school);
  5. Students (K-12);
  6. University/College Students;
  7. Women;
  8. Urban residents;
  9. Rural residents;
  10. Senior citizens (55+);
  11. Individuals with a disability; 
  12. Individuals with a low income; and/or 
  13. Others may be considered upon request.

Am I eligible to apply for Agriculture Awareness funding?

The following includes a summary of program and funding eligibility. Before completing the application form, please review program and funding criteria in the Agriculture Awareness Program Guidelines .

Eligible Recipients

  • Mi’kmaq First Nations and other Indigenous groups;
  • Agriculture producers*;
  • Agriculture industry organizations, clubs, and associations;
  • Agri-businesses*;
  • Agri-processors*;
  • Non-profit organizations with a registered charity number, business number, and/or incorporated number; and
  • Others may be considered upon request.

NOTE*: Agricultural Producers, Agri-businesses, and Agri-processors must include letters of support from a related agricultural organization to be eligible.

Eligible Activities/Expenses

  • Development and coordination of promotional events and campaigns, programming, and training activities that increase agriculture awareness, education and literacy; and
  • Activities linking industry with schools and the general public in an effort to promote agriculture.

What do I need to complete the application form?

Information required for all programs:

Application Form

  • Applicant contact information;
  • Business or organization information, including CRA registration number;
    • If applicable, Partnership information
  • Project start and end date; 
  • Additional sources of project funding;
  • Recipient type (i.e. primary producer, agricultural landowner, processor);
  • Type of industry (i.e. Dairy, potato, beef, hog, grains and oilseeds);
  • Signature for declaration and consent to personal information; and
  • Demographic information (optional).

Agriculture Awareness Project Details:

  • Project proposal (1-2) pages with the following sections:
    • Cover page;
    • Executive summary;
    • Project objectives;
    • Timeline;
    • Results;
    • Sustainable CAP Outcome; 
    • Climate change/carbon sequestration;
    • Budget;
    • Evaluation;
    • Communication of support (if applicable)

For more information contact:

PEI Department of Agriculture 
11 Kent Street
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown PE C1A 7N8
Telephone: (902) 368-4880

The Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP) is a new $3.5-billion, 5-year agreement (April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2028), between the federal, provincial and territorial governments to strengthen the competitiveness, innovation, and resiliency of the agriculture, agri‐food and agri‐based products sector. The agreement includes $1 billion in federal programs and activities and $2.5 billion in cost-shared programs and activities funded by federal, provincial and territorial governments..

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Date de publication : 
le 12 Juillet 2023

Renseignements généraux

Ministère de l'Agriculture
Immeuble Jones, 5e étage
11, rue Kent
C.P. 2000
Charlottetown (Î.-P.-É.) C1A 7N8

Téléphone : 902-368-4880
Télécopieur : 902-368-4857

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