Lake Erie Agriculture Demonstrating Sustainability (LEADS)


The LEADS program will support the implementation of Best Management Practices (BMPs) on farms within the Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair watersheds. In particular, LEADS will support BMPs that improve soil health and address nutrient reduction targets. These projects will help to improve soil health, the health of our waterways, and support Ontario’s commitments to phosphorus loss reductions in these priority areas.

The Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA) administers LEADS cost-share funding to producers in the Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair watersheds. An interactive map showing these watersheds is available on the OSCIA website here.

The Canadian Agricultural Partnership (the Partnership) is a five-year federal-provincial territorial initiative to strengthen the agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector, and increase its competitiveness, prosperity and sustainability.

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