The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing up to $4 million to help build a strong and competitive agri-food workforce that will ensure people can continue to access the safe and healthy food grown and made in Ontario.
Through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, the new Ontario Agri-Careers Support Initiative will support pilot projects that help the sector attract, support and retain workers by developing solutions that enable businesses to better meet the needs of employees.
Examples of pilot projects that could be eligible for funding include:
- transportation initiatives for employees to commute to the job site
- childcare options while parents are at work
- language proficiency solutions for workers with English as a second language
- Improving workspace environments to help retain employees
Full Article: news.ontario.ca