Emergency Processing Fund

Backgrounder

The Emergency Processing Fund (EPF) is a one-time, federal investment of up to $77.5 million to help companies implement changes to safeguard the health and safety of workers and their families due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Emergency Processing Fund is focused on supporting projects to help companies respond to the urgent health and safety needs of workers in agri-food sectors impacted by COVID-19.

Projects announced today under the Fund

Kawartha Dairy Limited – Bobcaygeon, Ontario - $14,231

This investment will support the purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE), including face shields and thermometers, and the purchase and installation of social distancing structures, including plexiglass barriers. This project is administered by the Agricultural Adaptation Council.

Mariposa Dairy Limited – Lindsay, Ontario - $71,500

This investment will support Mariposa Dairy in adapting their manufacturing facility and production process to accommodate new social and physical distancing protocols and practices. This includes installing protective barriers, a new air filtration system, a new hand-wash and sanitation station, and temperature screening kiosks with thermometers. This project is administered by the Agricultural Adaptation Council.

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Jean-Sébastien Comeau
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food
jean-sebastien.comeau@canada.ca
343-549-2326

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