WINNIPEG, MB –/COMMUNITYWIRE/– The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is pleased to announce the launch of a new online farm safety and mental wellness hub bringing together information and resources in one place to support farmers, farm families, farm workers and farming communities.
Available on the hub will be farm safety and mental wellness resources created by CASA, resource and programming highlights from other organizations, links to national, provincial, and international resources, links to reports and research, as well as section highlighting news and events linked to agriculture safety and mental wellness.
“Healthy farmers, farm workers and farming communities are key to safe and sustainable farms,” says Andrea Lear, CASA’s CEO. “The Hub acts to bring together information for producers, community members, providers, researchers, journalists and anyone else interested in the link between mental wellness and farm safety.”
The intent of the Hub is not to duplicate resources but rather to amplify and promote the already existing programs and resources available to producers across the country.
The new Hub has been generously supported by Farm Credit Canada (FCC), a long-time supporter and champion of farm wellness and safety.
“The strength and vitality of the agriculture and food industry depends on many things, but especially on the health and wellness of the people who are the backbone of its success,” said Carla Warnyca, FCC’s Manager, Community Investment. “We see the work of the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association and the new Mental Health Hub as an important part of supporting Canadian farm families with the resources to help them better navigate mental health challenges and understand the importance of overall wellness on the farm.”
The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and safety of farmers, their families and agricultural workers. CASA is funded in part through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, federal, provincial and territorial initiative and receives additional support from the agricultural and corporate sectors. For more information, visit www.casa-acsa.ca, find us on Facebook or LinkedIn or follow us on Twitter @planfarmsafety.
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