Government of Canada Work-Sharing Program can help Employers avoid job cutting
The Work-Sharing Program (WSP) is designed to help employers and workers avert temporary layoffs. The program provides income support to workers eligible for Employment Insurance benefits and who are willing to work a temporary reduced work week when there is a reduction in the normal level of business activity that is beyond the control of the employer.
Visit the site shown below to read more about the program and eligibility criteria.
OMAFRA Financial Resources and Support Services Brochures
Visit the OPIC website (www.opic.on.ca) and click on publications to see the Financial Resources and Support Services brochures that have been developed by OMAFRA for various regions across Southern Ontario.
Hard copies of these brochures as well as brochures for Northern Ontario Regions are available at the OMAFRA resource centers across the province.
The governments of Canada and Nova Scotia have reached a new agreement that will see the Government of Canada invest $983,500, for a total of up to $1,229,375 available funding, under the Emergency On-Farm Support Fund to protect farm workers in Nova Scotia. The federal funding will be delivered by the Nova Scotia’s Department of Agriculture.
Atlantic Grain Council, Grain Farmers of Quebec (Producteurs de grains du Québec), and Grain Farmers of Ontario draw attention to a recent report warning the Canadian government of the consequences of its continued lack of support for farmers in the face of heightened competitive disadvantages with respect to U.S. farmers.
Ontario is investing $6.52 million into more than 40 agri-food research projects that will support the production of safe, high-quality food, stimulate economic growth, and contribute to even more environmentally friendly agriculture practices.
4-H Ontario is thrilled to announce the provincial winners of the 2020 Go For The Gold competition (GFTG), with John Taylor (President/CEO of OMIA) present at the virtual event, sponsored by Ontario Mutual.