Protein Industries Canada Call for Capacity Building Projects

Protein Industries Canada is looking for ambitious, consortium-driven projects to elevate Canada’s plant-based food ecosystem. Protein Industries Canada is currently seeking proposals in four specific areas under its Capacity Building Program. The $4 million specific call is for projects in the following areas:

  • Skills, Talent and Access to Labour;
  • Infrastructure;
  • Access to Capital; and
  • Global Brand

Cumulatively these projects will help create a competitive business environment to support growth of Canadian companies and position Canada as a global leader in plant-based foods, while also supporting Canada’s economic recovery.


Projects should:

  • Be timely and action oriented, with deliverables to drive the sector forward. Projects must be completed by March 2023;
  • Be ambitious in meeting the challenge. Consortiums should consider transformational ideas, of a scope large enough to make a difference;
  • Deliver clear benefits to SMEs and include Indigenous and other underrepresented populations;
  • Be collaborative in nature, including stakeholders from different parts of the agrifood sector: private companies of all sizes, academia and not-for-profits;
  • Demonstrate the involvement and support of the sector; and
  • Meet the requirements and eligibility of the Capacity Building Program guide

The first step in applying is submitting a short Expression of Interest.

See Full Call and EOI Application

Agency Name: 
Protein Industries Canada
Contact Name: 
Brandie Lea
Grant Location: 
External Deadline: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021
Internal Deadline: 
Monday, April 5, 2021
Grant Type: 
Grant Area: 
Natural Science
Grant Eligibility: