2019 CASA Conference Set for Québec City QC, October 8 - 10

The 24th annual conference of the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association will be held at the Hôtel Château Laurier Québec in Québec City QC. The theme is Safe and Strong Farms: Build an AgSafe Canada.

This year’s focus is on ag safety education, research projects and solutions that have worked, are working or are being developed across the country. All sessions will be practical and experience-driven. Hop on the bus Wednesday afternoon to meet two farm families who cross all the t’s in ag safety! Stay for Thursday morning’s workshop on mental health awareness in agriculture. There will be lots of opportunity for questions and new take-home tools are guaranteed!

It’s your chance to meet other Canadian, American and international ag safety and health educators, policy directors, decision makers and program deliverers who truly care about helping farm communities thrive safely and sustainably. You’ll share, learn and discuss the latest developments and trends in the field. It’ll be worth it!

Register online today for Safe and Strong Farms: Build an AgSafe Canada.

Full conference fee: members – $395.00(incl. taxes) non-members – $420.00(incl. taxes) students – $250(incl. taxes) excluding Wednesday farm tour and social evening. Wednesday farm tour and social evening only – $80.00(including taxes). Thursday workshop – $50.00(including taxes).
Check out the program. It’s informative and interactive.

Of course, there’s lots of networking built into the conference including an optional walking tour of the ancien Québec City on Tuesday evening and Wednesday evening’s sweet celebration at a sugar shack! You may buy extra tickets for guests.

Book your accommodation at the conference hotel: the Hôtel Château Laurier Québec in Québec City QC. The conference room rate is $199/night CDN and will apply three days before and after the conference dates, as long as there is space.

Dress for all conference sessions and social events is business casual.

The fall foliage should be peaking so consider planning a holiday around the conference! Québec City is welcoming. Check out this official tourism link to discover all the city has to offer. And to plan your Québec adventure, check out an official Vacation Guide.

For more information about CASA’s conference, contact Diane Wreford at (204) 930-4612 dwreford@casa-acsa.ca.

Coming Soon

Coming Soon

The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) invites presentation submissions for the 2019 Annual Conference, October 8-10, 2019 in Quebec City at the Hôtel Château Laurier Québec.

The presentation should be relevant to farm safety and health issues. This could include research, or initiative, project or program aimed at improving the safety and health for farmers, ranchers, farm families, workers, visitors, and farming communities.

Oral Presentations are accepted in the following categories:

  • Research (completed and on-going)
  • Farm Safety Initiative, Project or Program

Poster Presentations are accepted in the following categories:

  • Research (completed and on-going)
  • Farm Safety Initiative, Project or Program

Please fill out this form to be considered for the 2019 CASA Conference program.

CASA’s 2019 conference will be held at the Hôtel Château Laurier Québec, 1220 Place George-V Ouest, Québec City (QC) G1R 5B8.

The hotel is ideally located on Parliament Hill, nestled between the Plains of Abraham and lively Grande-Allée Street. Hôtel Château Laurier Québec is a ten minute walk from the historic district of Old Québec, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1985 and the cradle of French civilization in North America.

On that walk, you’ll pass through fortifications built in the 17th century on your way to Québec City’s landmarks, restaurants and shops.

Book your room today

The Château has set aside a block of rooms for CASA conference participants at a rate of $199.00 plus taxes per night. Book no later than Friday, September 6 to be guaranteed a room at the conference rate. The special conference rate will be available three days prior to and after the conference, if there’s space. Contact the Hôtel Château Laurier Québec to book outside the conference days.

Go to www.hotelchateaulaurier.com and choose between French or English in the top right corner of the page. Then click on réservez maintenant / book now. Enter the dates of your stay and the group code: 28066. The rooms and rate available will appear for you to reserve now.

You may also reserve on the phone. Call 1-800-463-4453. Or email reservation@vieuxquebec.com.

If you need to cancel your reservation, notify the hotel before 4:00pm on your arrival date and you will not be charged for the room.

Check-in is 4:00pm on the day of arrival. Check-out is no later than noon on the day of departure.

Château guests have unlimited in and out parking privileges. The rate is $20.00 for overnight until 1:00pm each day until departure. If a meeting runs until 5:00pm on the departure day, there will be no extra charge.

CASA has booked The Business Suite as a Hospitality Room Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. The room is a large loft style with a panoramic view of the St. Lawrence and the Plains of Abraham.

There is free WiFi in every guest and meeting room. There’s room service, a restaurant, a fitness centre, spa and a pool.

Getting there!

The Hôtel Château Laurier Québec is a 35-minute drive from the Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB).

There is no shuttle to or from the hotel but public transport and taxi services are available.

Public Transportation

Bus route No. 78 offered by Réseau de transport de la Capitale (RTC) serves the Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport in the early morning from the terminus Les Saules and in late afternoon to the terminus Les Saules, Monday through Friday.

Exact change: $3.50 1-day pass: $8.60

NOTE: Rates are subject to change without notice. Contact the Réseau de transport de la capitale (RTC)

The taxi rate from the Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) to downtown is $35.10.

Hypra Taxi
418 525-8294

Taxi Coop Beauport
418 661-7711

Taxi Coop Charlesbourg
418 626-5252

Taxi Coop Québec
418 525-5191

Taxi Coop Sainte-Foy–Sillery
418 653-7777

Taxi Coop Val Bélair
418 847-2580

Taxi Laurier
418 651-2727

Uber is available at Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport. For more information: https://www.uber.com/info/quebec-airport/
418 627-25111

Coming Soon

And now – you need to plan a holiday around CASA’s conference! Québec City is amazing any time of year but it’s magic in the fall. That’s when the Québec City area comes alive in a breathtaking blaze of autumn colour. Check out the many tours you could book before or after the conference.

But just in case you can’t linger in La Belle Province, we’ve built in time for you to discover Quebec City during the conference before and after the scheduled discussions, workshops and social times! Join the optional City walking tour on Tuesday evening and/or slide out on your own.

Take a look at the map. The Chateau Laurier Québec City is a ten minute walk from Old Québec, a designated UNESCO World Heritage treasure and the only walled city north of Mexico. As the cradle of French civilization in North America, it’s a living history lesson with a remarkable mix of architecture, heritage, art, and culture.

Start at the hotel and walk the Plains of Abraham or stroll through the gardens on Parliament Hill and toss a coin in the mesmerizing Fontaine de Tourny. Hike the boardwalk around the Chateau Frontenac and slide down to the Old Town on the funicular of Old Québec that connects the terrace Dufferin at the top of Cape Diamant with the Petit Champlain in the Lower Town.

Linger in the City where chefs combine fine local products to create unforgettable meals. From the comforts of poutine and tourtière to the richness of foie gras and sweet maple treats, Québec City is a foodie’s heaven.

Check out this official tourism link to discover all the city has to offer. To plan your Québec adventure, contact the city’s Tourism Office at 1-877-783-1608.