Ontario Investing in Technology to Protect Agri-Food Workers

Today, my colleague, Minister Hardeman announced that the Ontario government is launching a modernized cost-share intake as part of a $25.5 million program to increase the adoption of technological innovations within the agri-food sector to enhance the health and safety of workers and improve the sector’s efficiency and productivity.

Known as the Agri-tech Innovation Program, this $22 million cost-share program will help farming operations and processor businesses adopt innovative and new technologies. The intake will support implementation of sector-specific, technologies in the workplace that enhance protection of workers against COVID-19 and will lead to increased business efficiencies and productivity.

The intake announced today is the second stage of the Agri-food Prevention and Control Innovation Program announced in Ontario’s fall 2020 budget.

News Release:

EN: https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/61224/ontario-investing-255-million-in-technology-to-protect-agri-food-workers

FR: https://news.ontario.ca/fr/release/61225/lontario-investit-255-millions-de-dollars-dans-la-technologie-pour-proteger-les-travailleurs-du-sect