Meaford’s Economic Development Office offers a wide range of Business Services to new and existing businesses in the Municipality.
Contact us at:
Tel: 519.538.1060 ext. 1110
For more information on agribusiness in Meaford, Ontario, and Canada please visit the following links:
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)
The AAFC provides information, research and technology, and policies and programs to achieve security of the food system, health of the environment and innovation for growth.
As a federal Crown corporation, BDC supports Canadian entrepreneurship by providing a variety of financing programs and consulting services.
Canada Customs and Revenue Agency (CRA)
The CRA administers tax laws for the Government of Canada and for most provinces and territories; and various social and economic benefit and incentive programs delivered through the tax system.
Canadian Adaptation and Rural Development Fund (CARD)
CARD is the Government of Canada's initiative to foster the increased long-term growth, employment and competitiveness of Canada's agricultural and agri-food industry and agricultural rural areas.
Canadian Farm Business Management Council
The Canadian Farm Business Management Council is the only national organization in Canada devoted exclusively to developing and distributing advanced farm management information.
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency delivers all federal inspection services related to food; animal health and plant protection.
Canadian Rural Partnership
The Canadian Rural Partnership s the key policy framework supporting federal rural policy efforts to date.
The leading federal department responsible for Canada’s international trade and export development, it provides counselling, publications, information and referral services through International Trade Centres throughout Canada.
Export Development Canada
A Crown corporation that operates as a commercial financial institution, it provides financing, insurance and bonding solutions to Canadian companies that export goods and services or invest in other countries.
Farm Dept Mediation Service
The Farm Dept Mediation Service provides insolvent farmers and their creditors with mediation services pursuant to the federal Farm Debt Mediation Act (FDMA) and Regulations to help them arrive at a mutually satisfactory arrangement.
The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) welcomes applications under several programs for projects that will stimulate local economies and enhance the growth and competitiveness of Southern Ontario businesses and communities.
Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP)
Provides a range of both technical and business oriented advisory services along with potential financial support to growth-oriented Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises.
Stats Canada produces statistics that help Canadians better understand their country - its population, resources, economy, society and culture.
The Farm Consultation Service
The Farm Consultation Service provides confidential financial management counselling to farmers through a path finding/referral service and a direct, one-on-one financial management counselling service.
The Rural Secretariat
The Rural Secretariat is a focal point for the Government of Canada to work in partnership with Canadians in rural and remote areas to build strong, dynamic communities.
Ontario Food Cluster
As a hungry world seeks reliable sources of high-quality food at competitive prices, the Ontario Food Cluster welcomes international investments to its growing cluster of 2,500 food and beverage companies. With manufacturing revenue approaching $34 billion, these companies harvest success from within Canada’s largest pool of agri-food talent, in Ontario.
Centre for Commercialization of Research
Prepares entrepreneurs and their technologies for the market by investing in a range of activities, including market analysis, technology validation and business plan development. It provides pre-seed investment into a new company commercializing academic research.
Export Market Access
An initiative of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, with support from the Government of Ontario and the Government of Canada, it is designed to assist small to medium-size organizations to access and expand their growth in foreign markets.
Contact: Ontario Chamber of Commerce.
Government of Ontario
The Government of Ontario’s portal is the starting point to find services and information related to the Province of Ontario.
Information, sources and comparative data to help foreign businesses expand their operations in Ontario.
International Trade and Investment Branch, Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation
Assists Ontario suppliers of goods and services in developing their export strategies for international markets.
Ontario Centres of Excellence
Helps Ontario business and industry accelerate new innovations and commercialize technological advances by connecting them with leading post-secondary researchers.
Ontario Innovation Demonstration Fund
A funding program administered by the Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation to support pilot demonstrations that will lead to the commercialization of processes and/or products in Ontario that are globally competitive, innovative green technologies.
Ontario Investment and Trade Centre
A state-of-the-art presentation facility that serves as a focal point for Ontario’s collaborative approach to promoting foreign direct investment, exports and business immigration.
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA)
OMAFRA provides information on Ontario's dynamic agri-food industry and rural communities.
Ministry of the Environment
The Ministry of the Environment provides resources and information regarding Ontario's environmental health.
Advanced Agriculture Leadership Program
The Advanced Agriculture Leadership Program is an executive development program for men and women who want to broaden their horizons and expand their networks to help shape the future of the agriculture and food sectors in Ontario.
Farms.com is a portal devoted to Agri-business and provides a wealth of information and services to Ag-based businesses and people from the US and Canada.
Junior Farmers Association of Ontario
The Junior Farmers Association of Ontario’s Mission Statement: "To Build Future Rural Leaders Through Self Help and Community Betterment", Junior Farmers' Association of Ontario offer a wide variety of programs throughout the year to each member and each club across the province.
OATI Learning Group
OATI Learning Group provides clients with the best and the latest in consulting advice as it relates to training, development and assessment services.
Ontario Federation of Agriculture
Ontario Federation of Agriculture is a farmer-lead dynamic provincial lobby which works to represent the interests of its farm members to government.
Ontario Institute of Agrologists (OIA)
Ontario Institute of Agrologisits (OIA) is a vital network of competent members providing quality advice and service to the agri-food system.
Ontario Rural Council (TORC)
The Ontario Rural Council (TORC) is a trusted forum which brings together those who share a commitment to building strong rural communities and organizations. The Council provides a unique and important opportunity for multi-sector co-operation within the rural sector.