Canadian Agricultural Safety Association secures $1.4 million in funding
By Bree Rody
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada will invest up to $1.4 million over two years in the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) to promote and improve farm safety. CASA is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving
The funding was provided through Canada’s AgriCompetitiveness program. The program is part of the Canadian Agricultural Partenrship, a five-year, $3 billion investment form federal, provincial and territorial governments. Other goals of the program include raising awareness, community engagement and the development of better resources for safety concerns. CASA provides regular farm safety education to rural emergency responders and firefighters, as well as online courses for farm workers.
This past week marked the annual Canadian Agricultural Safety Week (CASW). The theme for the year is “Lead an AgSafe Canada.” CASA has spent the week showcasing farm safety initiatives and programs across Canada.
“Agricultural producers work in an environment that presents many safety risks,” said Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, in a statement. “The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association provides life-saving tools. This new investment… supports these excellent initiatives that protect our farm families.”