Today the Government of Canada announced greater flexibility and extension of the application deadline for the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA).
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, announced that the application deadline for the CEBA program is extended from August 31 to October 31, 2020. In addition, the government indicated that they are working closely with financial institutions to make the CEBA program available to those with qualifying payroll or non-deferrable expenses that have so far been unable to apply due to not operating from a business banking account. Further details on these changes will be released in coming days, including a new business account opening process through which qualifying businesses will be able to apply.
In addition, Minister Freeland also announced that the Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP) has been extended to June 2021.
For more information, please see the News release on the Department of Finance Canada Webpage.
Industry Engagement Division
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Government of Canada
All eligible Alberta Producers are invited to attend the AGM and will be entitled to one vote per producer at the virtual meeting.
ALP is your organization and the AGM provide you:
- A full transparent review of ALP activities, financial statements and the 2020-21 budget.
- An opportunity for producers to bring forward resolutions and direct ALP activities.
Date and Time:
Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 7:30pm
Virtual Event – Secure Zoom Link provided at time of registration.
There is no charge to attend the virtual ALP AGM, however registration is required.
*All of the documents needed for the AGM will be emailed to all registrants and posted on the ALP website when they become available. These documents will include:
- AGM Agenda
- 2019 AGM Minutes
- 2019-20 Annual Report
- 2019-20 Financial Statements
- Acclaimed Directors Bios
To submit a resolution for discussion at the AGM, please complete our resolution form and submit to the ALP office.
ALP Resolution forms must be returned to Alberta Lamb Producers by November 1, 2020 to be considered eligible. Proposed resolutions will not be accepted past this deadline or from the floor at the virtual AGM.
Resolution Form 2020
Directors are always available on the phone or email to discuss any concerns that producers have at any time of the year.
The ABVMA is producing a live streaming series of interactive conversations this fall aimed at promoting stewardship among Alberta livestock owners.
The program called: Raised with Care Stewardship Sessions will provide producers with the opportunity to engage directly with industry experts, ask questions about best practices, or share stories in an interactive forum. The forum will be streamed live on Facebook Live and YouTube Live.
We wanted you to save the date for our episode on Small Ruminant Animals which will be airing on Thursday, October 1st at 7pm.
We also wanted to invite you to watch our first episode airing on September 3rd at 7pm where our topic will be on Beef. The session will be hosted online by former CTV Edmonton News Anchor, Daryl McIntyre and will feature guest speakers, Dr. Pat Burrage and Dr. Roy Lewis.
Additional details and links to the live shows can be found at: https://raisedwithcare.ca/stewardship-sessions/
The goal of the sessions is to foster productive conversations around practices benefiting the livestock industry both in terms of antimicrobial stewardship, and how this can improve an operation’s bottom line.
To all current and prospective sheep producers!!
Olds College, in collaboration with ALP is planning to develop a “Master Shepherd's Course", similar to to the program that the Ontario Sheep Farmers offers to sheep producers (click here for more information). The objectives of this course are to (1) support improving current sheep farming practices, and (2) provide the applied knowledge and tools to new sheep producers to excel their farming practice. The content of this course will cover every aspect of sheep farming, let it be production strategies and health management, business planning and financial management, and marketing. The course instructors will be composed of leading sheep farmers in Alberta, academic members and researchers of the province.
We are reaching out to you to do an assessment on the level of participation, should this course be delivered. Please participate in this short survey (takes 5 minutes or less of your time) and let us know if you’d be willing to participate in such a course. Your participation will have a substantial role in designing the road map for this course!!! The deadline to participate in this short questionnaire is until Aug 25th, 2020.
To get a better idea of the general structure of the course, please visit the OSF website (here) however, keep in mind that the details around the version of the course delivered in AB will be communicated once we know the participation rate.
Please help spread the word!