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Livestock Welfare Delivery Agent

Livestock Welfare Delivery Agent

The program is currently closed and we thank all applicants for submitting their completed forms. A second call for proposals may take place later in the 2016-2017 fiscal year, but timelines are unknown at this point.

Terms & Conditions


Program purpose statement

To enable the adoption of nationally applicable best practices and technologies to enhance productive capacity and maintain social license for agri-food industries in Alberta.

There is limited funding in the Program each Fiscal Year. Applications completed to the satisfaction of the Minister will be considered for approval on a case by case basis, subject to the Program assessment criteria and Program funding constraints.

The Growing Forward 2 Livestock Welfare Delivery Agent Program addresses two important industry priorities:

  1. Competitiveness in Domestic and International Markets - An industry that invests in innovation to enhance its competitiveness.
  2. Adaptability and Sustainability - An industry that adopts best practices to enhance its productive capacity and maintains the social license to operate.

How are costs shared?

Program participants will be reimbursed for up to 100% of eligible costs, subject to a maximum of $300,000 per Application and $300,000 per Applicant per Fiscal Year.

Eligible projects support:

  1. education, implementation and adoption of National Livestock welfare standards and assessment programs, and
  2. the adaptation and implementation of technologies for the improvement of livestock welfare in Alberta.

Am I eligible for this program?

The following groups are eligible to apply for funding:

Delivery Agents that are dedicated to improved livestock welfare and have a record of successful delivery of programs and services that are of benefit to livestock producers and processors.

Delivery agents can include an individual, corporate entity, partnership, post-secondary institution, or non-profit organization that provides training, education and related services to the agri-food industry in Alberta that relate to the improvement of Livestock welfare and which is of benefit to Livestock producers and processors.

Note: As of July 25, 2016, the Growing Forward 2 Livestock Welfare Program office will be temporarily relocated to the Legislature Annex Building at 9718 - 107 Street in Edmonton.


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Program Contact

To find out more about the program, or to speak with the Program Coordinator, please contact the Ag-Info Centre at 310-FARM (3276). Or email

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