Programs Supporting Innovation and Investment

The Canadian Dairy Commission (CDC) is committed to promoting growth and innovation in the manufacture and use of dairy products and components.

Federal funding initiatives administered by the Canadian Dairy Commission

Dairy Innovation and Investment Fund (DIIF)

The Dairy Innovation and Investment Fund is designed to help the sector modernize, replace, and increase solids non-fat processing capacity and minimize non marketed skim milk. Support will also target innovative investments that increase the value of solids non-fat.

The CDC administers the DIIF on behalf of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

Innovation programs administered by the Canadian Dairy Commission

As part of its dairy marketing initiatives, the CDC offers important programs which provide support to both dairy product manufacturers and food processors.

The Matching Investment Fund (MIF)

The Matching Investment Fund is designed to help eligible companies and Food Technology Centres (FTC) with product development initiatives that help stimulate demand for Canadian dairy products and ingredients.

Dairy Innovation Program (DIP)

The Dairy Innovation Program was created to provide access to additional milk volume and encourage product development to help grow the market for Canadian milk and milk products.

Programs offered by the industry

Milk Classes 1(c) and 4(c) program 
The Eastern Milk Pool and Western Milk Pool administer milk classes 1(c) and 4(c) which are designed to promote innovation in dairy products.

Market Growth Program 
The Market Growth Program, supported by the P10 boards and administered by the Canadian Dairy Commission, will help accelerate and support projects that aim to reduce structural SNF surplus, support market growth, or process milk in areas/regions with significant skim milk surplus/processing deficiencies.