The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) launched its annual conference, “Lead an AgSafe Canada” virtually on October 29th, featuring a four-part speaker series, hosted each Thursday through to November 19th.
All speaker sessions are FREE and approximately 90 minutes in length.
The conference has a diverse line-up of speakers with topics, ranging from on-farm safety culture and ag innovation in a pandemic to mental health and incident reporting with breakout sessions and Q&A periods to dig deeper into topics.
To register for the conference or for more information, visit www.casa-acsa.ca/en/annual-conference.
Learn more about the two sessions still available to register:
Session 3: November 12, 1:00 – 2:30 pm CST
Break the Silence: New Mental Health Resources & Initiatives for Canadian Farmers
Description: Farming is a labor-intensive industry where livelihoods are inextricably linked to factors beyond the producer’s control, like weather and market fluctuations. Recent surveys have reported high levels of depression and anxiety in the farming community. This session will explore ways to support producers and their families.
Session 4: November 19, 1:00 – 2:30 pm CST
Safe Portrayal of Your Industry & How to Spot Harmful Messaging
Description: Learn how to effectively report on-farm incidents and safety protocols. Gain an understanding of why messaging is key in shifting behaviours and ultimately, creating safer farms.
The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) co-ordinates, develops and leads national initiatives to help farmers, their families and workers recognize and manage safety risks. CASA is funded in part through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a federal, provincial and territorial initiative and receives additional support from the agricultural and corporate sectors.
Learn more about CASA