Job & RFP opportunities

Job Opportunity

RAIN Research Assistant (Summer student) –

The Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre is seeking a qualified individual to work within the Rural Agri-Innovation Network. The candidate will assist with ongoing field research and development programs in Algoma District. The RAIN Research Assistant will further assist in technical analysis and reporting of field collected data for development of peer-reviewed manuscripts and plain language summaries. This project will involve coordinating activities with different stakeholders, including farmers, researchers and partner organizations. Summer Student 2018 Job ad

Applicants must apply before May 4th 5:00 p.m. Tentative start date is May 21st

A cover letter and resume must be emailed to:, and include “RAIN Research Assistant” in the email subject line.

Request for Proposals

Northeast Food & Agriculture Market Study
Request for Proposals (RFP)

Updated April 6th, 2018

The Rural Agri-Innovation Network (RAIN) and its partners are seeking proposals to research, write and deliver a detailed study of the demand for regionally produced food that is purchased in the Algoma, Manitoulin and Sudbury area.

The purpose is to support agri-food development through market research in Algoma, Manitoulin, and Sudbury Districts. Each partner involved has an interest in gathering information on regional market conditions for locally-produced and wild-harvested foods from the regions of Algoma, Manitoulin, Sudbury and West Nipissing.

Download the Northeast Food & Agriculture Market Study RFP PDF

For Proposal submission please review the RFP. Deadline for submission is April 13th 2018.

April 6th Update – RAIN has uploaded Questions and Answers that have arisen from the RFP. Download the PDF: NFAMS Questions

RFP Contact:

David Thompson, Project Coordinator
Rural Agri-Innovation Network
Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre
99 Foster Drive, Level Six
Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 5X6

(705) 942-7927 x3027