PPR: Provincial Premises Registry. The official registry for obtaining an Ontario Premises Identification Number.

Consent to provide agri-food business information to Agricorp when registering premises in the Provincial Premises Registry Initiative

The Provincial Premises Registry (PPR) Initiative is a Government of Ontario initiative administered by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA).  The PPR Initiative operates under the Protection and Risk Resilience: One Health, Food Safety and Animal Health Designated Program set out in Part V.15 under the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership Strategic Initiatives Program (Minister’s Order 0005/2023

The PPR Initiative is funded under the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative.

Registration of premises in the PPR Initiative is voluntary.

Agricorp, acting on behalf of OMAFRA, is asking for business information, as set out in the registration form, for the purposes of:

  • Validating premises information in order to assign nationally unique premises identification numbers and to issue premises certificates;
  • Capturing premises information necessary for OMAFRA to prepare for, and respond to, agri-food incidents and emergencies in Ontario (e.g., weather-related disasters, animal or plant disease outbreaks, or contaminated food incidents);
  • Analyzing at an aggregate, combined level, agri-food activities conducted on Ontario premises for the purposes of incident and emergency management (which includes Mitigation and/or Prevention, Preparedness, Response and Recovery), and client service, as well as policy and program planning and development;
  • Communicating with premises contacts in relation to the PPR Initiative, including updating the accuracy and currency of the information provided.

Please be advised that premises information collected and managed by Agricorp on behalf of OMAFRA may be shared with other competent authorities (e.g. the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, or a Municipal Government) or their designated agents acting on their behalf, for the purposes of incident and emergency management.

Please take notice that OMAFRA, at its sole discretion, will also permit competent authorities or their designated agents to randomly audit or check validated PPR Initiative numbers contained in the PPR Initiative for the purposes of ascertaining whether a validated and official PPR Initiative number has been assigned to an Ontario premises on behalf of OMAFRA.

The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. F.31 (FIPPA) applies to the information contained in the PPR Initiative. Thus, information may be disclosed under FIPPA. Information may also be disclosed by order of a court or tribunal, pursuant to a legal proceeding or as otherwise authorized or required by law.

Registrants agree to update their premises information or confirm that their premises information is correct in the PPR Initiative on an annual basis.

By registering premises in the PPR Initiative, you are acknowledging and accepting the above.

Further, if you are registering premises or updating premises information on behalf of the owner or on behalf of someone who has legal authority to register the premises on behalf of the owner, your registration is acknowledgement that you have obtained the express consent of that person or persons to provide their business information for the purposes outlined above, and that the information you provide is accurate to the best of your knowledge and belief.

By checking here, I acknowledge and agree to the terms and conditions of the Provincial Premises Registry Initiative consent statement.