Winnipeg companies help secure multi-million dollar funding to better feed the world

February 20, 2018
The world’s population is hungry and growing hungrier, but Canadian agriculture took a giant leap forward to meet those needs through value added development of Canada’s food and feed sectors. At a recent ceremony in Ottawa, Protein Industries Canada was named one of the winning supercluster proponents under the federal Innovation Superclusters Program.
Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains announced that Protein Industries Canada, along with four other regional finalists, will share in $950 million under the federal program.

Protein Industries Canada (PIC) is an industry-led alliance of over 120 private-sector companies, academic institutions, and other stakeholders across Western Canada aimed at fully developing the potential of plant-based proteins from crops such as canola pulses, grains, hemp, and flax. PIC’s work will focus on improvements and opportunities in four areas: crop breeding, crop production value-added processing, and export development.

Our deep congratulations to our members involved in the successful bid (below). To read more about Protein Industries Canada, visit their website.

  • Cargill Limited
  • CN
  • Enns Brothers
  • Farm Credit Canada
  • G3 Canada Limited
  • Genome Prairie
  • Greystone Managed Investments Inc.
  • International Institute for Sustainable Development, Prairie Climate Centre
  • MNP
  • Parrish & Heimbecker Ltd.
  • Red River College
  • Richardson International Limited
  • Sightline Innovation Inc.
  • Stantec Consulting Ltd.
  • The Canadian Chamber of Commerce
  • The Manitoba Chambers of Commerce
  • University of Manitoba – Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences