To support high potential business acquisitions, start ups and expansions, IAPO is pleased to offer the Aboriginal Start Up and Expansion Program (ABSEP). ABSEP provides financing and grants to eligible businesses within the Central and Eastern Ontario. Across Ontario, all eligible First Nations farm and agribusinesses are welcome to apply.

In addition to ABSEP, IAPO also offers financing, grants, training, and mentorship for new farmers through the Beginning Farmers Program.

ABSEP and the Beginning Farmers Program are made possible through the support of the Ministry of Relationships and Reconciliation, through the Indigenous Economic Development Fund.

Aboriginal Business Start Up and Expansion Program (ABSEP) Click here for details

Frequently Asked Questions - Click here

IAPO Beginning Farmers Program Flyer

IAPO Beginning Farmer Program Details

For more information contact 1-800-363-0329

The views expressed in this publication are the views of IAPO and do not necessarily reflect those of the Province of Ontario