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Greenbelt Fund announcement

GHFFA Among 15 Recipients to Receive Funding for Local Food Projects

Thursday, March 29, 2018

The Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance, in partnership with the Toronto Region Conservation Authority, is among 15 recipients from across the province to receive funding for exciting local food projects. The more than $315,000 in new funding from the Government of Ontario and the Greenbelt Fund is aimed...read more

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Report Shows Canada’s Beer Industry Pours Big Benefits Into Economy

Friday, February 23, 2018

Canada’s beer industry generated $13.6 billion in economic activity in 2016, according to a report released last month by the Conference Board of Canada, Brewing Up Benefits: The Economic Footprint of Canada’s Beer Economy. The 12-page report explains in significant numbers that this economic footprint — which comes from...read more

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Connecting New Canadians with Careers in Food & Beverage Processing

Friday, February 23, 2018

A workshop last month in Brampton, Ontario aimed to connect new Canadians to job opportunities in the food and beverage processing sector—an industry that is seeking to create 60,000 new jobs by 2020. In partnership with the City of Brampton’s Economic Development office, the event came as part of...read more

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GHFFA Receives Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

The Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance (GHFFA) is honoured to have been presented with a Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence this year for our Asset Mapping Project. The award was presented to GHFFA Chair Bill Hodgson and Executive Director Janet Horner at a ceremony held in Toronto...read more

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New and Upgraded Olymel L.P. Plants in Brampton Create 100 New Jobs

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Olymel L.P., one of the country’s largest pork and poultry processors and distributors, has invested over $30 million to refurbish one of its existing plants and acquire a new 50,000-sq.-ft. plant, both located in Brampton. The reorganization and addition of activities at both plants will create more than 100 new...read more

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Blazing Colours Farm Creates Demand for Ontario-Raised Horses

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

On 50 scenic acres in Wellandport, Ontario, you will find Blazing Colours Farm, an equestrian centre and breeding facility with horses that are sought after for their high quality and their unique blazing colours. April Wayenberg started it all 15 years ago, and in that time, has built quite...read more

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GHFFA receives RED Project Funding: Building the Asset Mapping Tool Box

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Often a tool box begins with a few essential tools, like a hammer and a screwdriver. Through experience, time, effort and investment, more tools are added and eventually the tool box becomes better equipped for a diverse number of projects. The Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance (GHFFA), in...read more