News

Mussel Growers Receive Support for Organic Certification
Independent mussel growers on the Island have received support to obtain national organic certification thanks to the PEI Aquaculture Alliance and funding from the Provincial Department of Fisheries and Communities through the Aquaculture Futures program.

The three-phase project was offered to members of the Aquaculture Alliance, which serves... More Details

Aquaculture Shoreline Cleanup a Success
PEI’s shoreline is cleaner these days thanks to the efforts of volunteers from across the Island who make it their mission to clean up garbage each year. The Alliance dubbed May as Shoreline Cleanup Month and we invited our members and the public to join them in the effort. We worked in collaboration with Island Nature Trust and the PEI Watershed... More Details

COVID-19 Business Support Program Summary
We have produced a summary of the support programs that have been created to help deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you have any questions on these programs please direct them to the program administrators. 

Latest updates from Federal and Provincial government for COVID-19 Business Support Programs located at the following link: 

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Alliance June 2021 Newsletter
To read the June 2021 newsletter, click here

Aquaculture Alliance Supports Industry with Workforce Strategy
The Alliance recently launched a workforce strategy to help its membership tackle recruitment and retention of employees. To read more click here.

Team Seafood Student Job Bonus Program 2021
The Team Seafood Student Job Bonus program is back for 2021!
 
Students returning to high school or attending/returning to post-secondary studies are eligible to receive a $1000 or $2000 completion bonus (respectively) from their employer upon working the required hours (250/500 hours). Skills PEI will fund employers for 75% of the completion b... More Details

Training Opportunities - Holland College
In collaboration with the PEI Aquaculture Alliance, Holland College has identified a number of training opportunities for the aquaculture industry. The courses, outline in the linked document, can be offered to groups of aquaculture industry employees where there are a sufficient number of participants.

Find Training Opportunities here.

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Wage Subsidy Programs
There are a number of Government of PEI wage subsidy programs available to employers. Ther linked document provides an overview of three programs where aquaculture industry employers may be eligible: Employ PEI, Rural Jobs Initiative, Graduate Mentorship Program.

Find Wage Subsidy Programs here.

If these programs are of interest to you and ... More Details

Co-op Funding Opportunities
Click the opportunity you are interested in for more information:

BioTalent Canada
 
Mitacs Programs
 
Government of Canada
 
Post-Secondary Student Program
 

Proposed 2021 Board Meeting Dates
 Find the Proposed 2021 Board Meeting Dates here.

Updated Workforce and HR Resources
To determine if any HR Resources or Workforce Funding Programs work for you, click here.


Aquaculture Farm Assistance Program FAQ
*Free For Alliance Members*

What Is It?

Provides confidential, professional counselling services.

Who Qualifies?
Growers and their immediate family.

What Can It Help With?
A wide range of obstacles that affect your personal well-being and work performance. May include: work/family pressures, job stress, alcohol/drug dependency, or other conflict.

To access the FAQ, click here.

COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) Toolkit for PEI Aquaculture Businesses
All Island businesses need to develop an operational plan during the COVID-19 pandemic.  This has been highlighted by the Provincial government (click here for more details).

The PEI Aquaculture Alliance has been hard at work on behalf of all our members, mussel, oyster and finfish farmers, and is happy to share this COVID-19 SOP ToolkitSi... More Details

Oyster Infrastructure and Training (OIT) Program
The purpose of Oyster Infrastructureand Training (OIT) Program is to assist oyster aquaculture operations to:
  1. Purchase  of  equipmentintended  to address  labour shortages  through  increased  product  handlingcapabilities,expand oyster seed rearing capacity,enhancetraceability and record keeping,orimprovethe maintenance of product quality ... More Details

Events

PEI Aquaculture Alliance Members Golf Tournament 2021

When:
Wednesday September 1st, 2021 @ 8am

Where: Glasgow Hills Golf Club

Save the date!
More details to follow.

Media Training for Industry Members

Who:

Insight Studio PEI

What:
Media Relations and Public Trust
  • Why deal with the media
  • Know your rights
  • Accountability and transparency
  • Perceptions of the media and media realities  
Interviewing
  • Identifying spokespeople
  • Collaboration
  • Developing key messages
  • Interview tips
  • Body language
  • ... More Details

CMGA Board Meeting
June 7th @ 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Farm Center Room 105, Charlottetown