On behalf of the Agricultural Adaptation Council (AAC) board and staff, I would like to thank our members, funding partners and stakeholders for their support and engagement over the past year.
On December 2, we hosted our 26th annual meeting. We were very pleased with the number of member organizations in attendance. You can read more about the meeting and our newly elected board in the article below.
Over the past year, AAC staff have been busy managing a suite of programs. We are currently working with Ontario Regional Priorities Partnership Program (ON-RP3) applicants, under our joint initiative with Ontario Genomics and Genome Canada. AAC is also delivering phase two of the Greenhouse Competitiveness and Innovation Initiative (GCII) with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). And earlier this year, we wrapped up the delivery of the Emergency Processing Fund (EPF) for food processers in Ontario, Manitoba and Nunavut, which was funded through Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC).
We are thankful to both OMAFRA and AAFC for choosing AAC as delivery partner for these programs. We are also very pleased with the success of ON-RP3 and partnership with Ontario Genomics and Genome Canada. All of these funding programs are helping stimulate growth and opportunity across the agriculture and food sector.
We are looking forward to receiving applications from our member organizations for the AAC Sectoral Collaboration Initiative (ASCI). The deadline for applications is January 17. Further details about the program can be found on the AAC website
I look forward to working with the new board in the upcoming year, engaging with our 60 member organizations and continuing to seek new program delivery opportunities for AAC.
We want to wish you a safe and happy holiday season!
Doug Alexander, AAC Chair