The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association Welcomes 2021-2022 Board of Directors

Winnipeg, MB, November 9, 2021 – – The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) welcomes one new board member for 2021-2022.  Peter Sykanda, Farm Policy Analyst with the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA), was elected by CASA’s membership to the seven-person Board of Directors. Sykanda manages a diverse portfolio for OFA and has expertise in a number of critical issues for farmers,…

The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association celebrates the first annual BeGrainSafe Week

August 16, 2021 – Winnipeg MB: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association is pleased to announce the first annual BeGrainSafe Week will take place August 16-23, 2021.   CASA’s grain safety program, BeGrainSafe, works to raise awareness on the dangers associated with grain. In support of the inaugural BeGrainSafe week, CASA has developed resources, social media posts, public service announcements and safety advice articles with tips and information on how to be safe around grain. …

Canadian Agricultural Safety Association and Corteva Agriscience Canada enhance rural community safety through BeGrainSafe collaboration

Winnipeg, MB, June 8, 2021 – The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) and Corteva Agriscience Canada are pleased to announce their continued collaboration to enhance rural community safety through BeGrainSafe’s grain safety program through 2022.    The program, designed to save lives, provides rural fire departments with the training and specialized equipment needed to safely rescue individuals who become trapped in grain.…

G3 is a Safety Champion for BeGrainSafe and rural fire departments

May 11, 2021 – Winnipeg, MB: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA), is pleased to announce that long-time sponsor G3 has committed $45,000 to BeGrainSafe for 2021. G3 is a Safety Champion for the program, the top tier of support. G3 has partnered with CASA since 2016 for BeGrainSafe program development and delivery. In 2021, G3’s…

Canadian Agricultural Safety Week Celebrates Safe & Strong Farms: Lead an AgSafe Canada in 2021

Canadian Agricultural Safety Week 2021 runs from March 14-20  Winnipeg, Manitoba, February 25, 2021: This March, the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is encouraging all Canadians to celebrate Safe & Strong Farms.  Canadian Agricultural Safety Week (CASW) is an annual public campaign committed to raising awareness about the importance of safe agriculture. In 2021, Safe & Strong…

CASA Welcomes New Chief Executive Officer

January 18, 2021 – Winnipeg, MB: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrea Lear as its new Chief Executive Officer. With a long history of not-for-profit experience, Andrea joins CASA after working as the Manitoba Veterinary Medical Association’s Executive Director. Andrea brings a wealth of knowledge from her years…

CASA’s Annual Conference Goes Virtual – Speaker Series Begins Oct 29th Copy

Winnipeg, MB, October 23, 2020: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) will hold its 25th annual conference, “Lead an AgSafe Canada”, virtually this year with its four-part speaker series kicking off on October 29th, continuing each Thursday through to November 19th. The sessions delve into a variety of topics ranging from on-farm safety culture and…

G3 donates Life Saving Grain Rescue Equipment to Rural Alberta Fire Departments

August 26, 2020 Winnipeg, MB: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA), in partnership with G3, is pleased to announce the donation of $25,000 worth of life-saving grain rescue equipment to several rural Alberta fire departments. Select fire departments located near G3’s new grain elevators in the Carmangay, Irricana, Morinville, Stettler County, Wetaskiwin and Vermilion areas…

Corteva Agriscience collaborates with Canadian Agricultural Safety Association to equip fire departments with life-saving grain rescue equipment

July 22, 2020 Winnipeg, MB: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is pleased to announce a collaboration with Corteva Agriscience Canada to equip rural fire departments with the training and equipment needed for grain entrapment rescues. CASA’s grain safety program, BeGrainSafe, is designed to save lives and is generously supported by sponsors like Corteva. This support…

Keeping Kids Safe on the Farm as Important as Ever

Communities are encouraged to complete applications to host a 2021 Safety Day Event. Winnipeg, MB, June 17, 2020: Since 2002, more than 157,000 children have participated in Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® events in Canada. The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) has been working with the Progressive Agriculture Foundation (PAF) to support volunteers that host these community-based…

BASF and CASA launch online farm safety resource for children

Joint News Release Online hub provides families with interactive resources, tools and activities on farm safety CALGARY, April 23, 2020 – Through their continued partnership, BASF Agricultural Solutions Canada (BASF) and the Canadian Agriculture Safety Association (CASA) have announced the digital expansion of farm safety resources for children. BASF has supported Safety Days® for children…

Training, Equipment, and Teamwork Combine to Save Youth Trapped in Corn

Byline: Robin Anderson for the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association Grain entrapment is a growing concern on farms and in grain handling facilities. Grain entrapment happens quickly and is often fatal. That’s where the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association’s (CASA) BeGrainSafe program comes in. BeGrainSafe works to save lives through awareness and training. On November 4, 2019,…

The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association Welcomes 2019-2020 Board of Directors

October 29, 2019, Québec City, Québec – The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) welcomes one new board member for 2019-2020. Thea Green, Program Manager for Keystone Agricultural Producers (KAP), was elected by CASA’s membership to the seven-person Board of Directors. Green is responsible for KAP’s Farm Safety Program, Manitoba’s Young Farmer program, the Environmental Farm…

Safety Day Events Continue to Build Safety in Rural Communities

Applications due July 15, 2019 for 2020 Safety Day Events June 20, 2019, Winnipeg, Manitoba – Over 15,000 children, adults and volunteers took part in 67 Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® events in Canada in 2018. Since 2002, CASA has been working with the Progressive Agriculture Foundation to support farm safety education for rural Canadian youth…

Underground Utility Safety Module

TC Energy’s Youth Energy Safe school kits were developed over three years of research and collaboration with teachers and students. The kits help educate youth by providing underground utility safety information using unique classroom components specific to either children or teens. (Note: Requests for this kit can be made through CASA or through TC Energy.)

Bullex Digital Fire Simulator

Set the LED monitor on digital burn and douse the flames with a laser extinguisher. It’s a safe and clean indoor fire safety experience – with very realistic sound effects.

Mass Force Demonstration

Use this ingenious display of curved wood and marbles to demonstrate what happens when a large mass such as a bull and a small mass such as a child collide.

CASA Welcomes Safety Partner FMC Canada

Sponsorship Supports CASA’s BeGrainSafe Program June 6, Winnipeg, MB –The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is pleased to announce that FMC Canada has committed $37,000 to the BeGrainSafe Program. CASA’s BeGrainSafe program, now in its third year, delivers grain safety awareness, firefighter rescue training and on-site workplace training. BeGrainSafe has three major components: a website,…

Community Safety Days Receive Financial Boost from Youth Safety Day Fund

Winnipeg, Manitoba, April 18, 2019: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is proud to collaborate with Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont to offer funding to organizers to offset the costs of hosting a safety day event. Each year, communities across Canada host Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® events reaching approximately 17,000 Canadians each year. These…

Glen Duck

Glen DuckExecutive Director of the Saskatchewan Association of Agricultural Societies and Exhibitions and Safety Day Coordinator From Moose Jaw to Prince Albert, from Yorkton to Meadow Lake, Duck and other SAASE members have hosted Safety Days all across the province. All successful Safety Days depend on the dedication of volunteer coordinators. These individuals volunteer their…

Shari Hinz

Shari HinzExecutive Director of Safe Communities Humboldt & Area and Safety Day Coordinator Safe Communities Humboldt & Area Safety Days operate as part of an elementary school day, with support from the teachers, principal, professional presenters and volunteers. Shari Hinz knows that keeping kids safe on the farm involves education. That’s why the Executive Director…

André Veilleux

André VeilleuxAgriculteur du Québec et bénéficiaire d’AgriRetour Depuis son obtention d’un fauteuil verticalisateur à la suite d’une blessure lors de l’abattage d’un arbre, la capacité de travailler, la qualité de la vie et la santé d’André Veilleux ont amélioré. André Veilleux, un producteur de sirop d’érable du Québec, a reçu des fonds pour appuyer l’achat…

Mark Verleun

Mark VerleunPEI farmer and Back to Ag recipient Since receiving a new cattle handling system, Mark Verleun has been able to move his cattle safely in spite of a severe leg and knee injury. In March 2015, PEI farmer Mark Verleun was involved in a head-on collision. As a result, Mark experienced severe trauma to…

Barry Cloutier

Barry CloutierSaskatchewan farmer and Back to Ag recipient Since receiving a cattle-feed cart, Barry Cloutier finds it easier to keep up with over 200 head of livestock following a baler injury. Barry Cloutier is farming easier, safer and with less pain these days thanks to a grant from Back to Ag, a program that helps…

Yvan Bergeron

Yvan BergeronQuebec farmer and Back to Ag recipient Yvan Bergeron is able to navigate his dairy operation safely and productively thanks to several adaptations and a small utility vehicle following a PTO injury. Yvan Bergeron knows how hard it is to keep a farm going following a farm injury. In 2011, the dairy farmer from…

New CASA Report Details Farmer Insurance Needs and Availability in Canada

March 13, 2019, Winnipeg, Manitoba – The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) today released its report, “Safety & Health Insurance Available and Farmer Insurance Needs”. This first-of-its-kind report examines health and disability available to Canadian farmers. The report underscores the availability of health insurance through both provincial farm organizations and from insurance carriers. Nearly all…

The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association Welcomes 2018-2019 Board of Directors

December 4, 2018, Winnipeg, Manitoba – The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) welcomes one new board member for 2018-2019. Michele Rogalsky, Director of the School of Agriculture at the University of Manitoba was elected by CASA’s membership to the seven-person Board of Directors. The membership also reelected Dean Anderson (Workplace Safety & Prevention Services) and…

Ten Saskatchewan Fire Departments Receive Vital Grain Rescue Equipment

Winnipeg, MB, October 30, 2018 – The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA), in partnership with G3 Canada Limited, is pleased to announce that 10 Saskatchewan Fire Departments will receive vital grain-rescue equipment. BeGrainSafe, CASA’s grain safety program, is generously supported by sponsors like G3. These sponsorship dollars have helped build the BeGrainSafe mobile demonstration unit,…

CASA Celebrates Media Partnership Promoting Back to Ag and Safety Days

May 3, 2018, Winnipeg, Manitoba: CASA Celebrates Media Partnership Promoting Back to Ag and Safety Days. The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is pleased to celebrate its partnership with Glacier FarmMedia and its publications Alberta Farmer Express, Manitoba Co-operator, Grainews and Le Bulletin des agriculteurs. 2018 marks the third year that Glacier FarmMedia has supported…

The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) welcomes two new board members for 2017–2018.

October 25, 2017, Edmonton, Alberta: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) welcomes two new board members for 2017–2018. Dan Trottier (President of Tatonga Inc.) and Karl Klotzbach (Product Safety and Homologations Engineer, CNH Industrial America) were elected to join CASA’s Board of Directors at CASA’s 23rd annual farm safety conference, and AGM held in Edmonton,…

Banjo Bowl 2017

In partnership with G3 and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, CASA’s BeGrainSafe mobile demonstration unit will be showcased at Banjo Bowl 2017. Come down on September 9, 2017 to the plaza in front of Investors Group Field to see the unit, ask questions and watch a grain entrapment demonstration. Grain entrapment demonstrations will begin at 11…

Farm Safety Conference to Focus on New and Emerging Agricultural Trends

CASA’s Annual Conference to be Held October 3-5 in Edmonton, AB Winnipeg, MB, September 5, 2017: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) will hold its 23rd annual conference “Agsafety— Make it a Record Year!” and annual general meeting in Edmonton, Alberta, from October 3 – 5, 2017. “Farming is dynamic,” says Marcel Hacault, CASA’s Executive…

Saskatchewan Organization Works to Keep Kids Safe through Safety Days

Deadline to apply for a 2018 Safety Day is July 15, 2017. Winnipeg, MB, July 10, 2017: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is pleased to partner with the Progressive Agriculture Foundation (PAF) in supporting rural health and safety through Progressive Agriculture Safety Days®. The Progressive Agriculture Safety Day program usually consists of a one-day…

Sask Wheat Latest Producer Organization to Support BeGrainSafe

Winnipeg, March 28, 2017 – The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is pleased to announce that the Sask Wheat Development Commission (Sask Wheat) is the latest producer organization to support BeGrainSafe, CASA’s grain safety program. Sask Wheat has committed $10,000 a year for the next three years. “Producer support of this program is vital,” says…

Keeping Adults at the Top of Mind This Canadian Agricultural Safety Week

Winnipeg, Manitoba, March 6, 2017: This March, the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA), the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) and presenting sponsor Farm Credit Canada (FCC) are encouraging all Canadians to be part of the AgSafe Family. Canadian Agricultural Safety Week (CASW) is an annual public awareness campaign focusing on the importance of safe agriculture.…

Latest Canadian Agriculture-Related Fatality Data Available

Winnipeg, MB, Feb 16, 2017: According to the latest Canadian Agricultural Injury Reporting (CAIR) information, agriculture-related fatalities are declining. CAIR is the only source of national agriculture-related fatality data in Canada. From 1990 to 2001, an average of 116 people died due to an agriculture-related incident. From 2002 to 2012, the average number of agriculture-related…

CASA’s BeGrainSafe Program Welcomes New Supporter CN

Edmonton, February 1, 2017: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is pleased to announce that CN has committed $50,000 to CASA’s BeGrainSafe program. “CN and Canadian farmers share a common commitment to safety,” said Brent Kossey, CN Senior Manager of Stakeholder Relations. “Maintaining a constant focus on working safely is absolutely essential both on the…

CASA Launches New Grain Safety Program at Manitoba Ag Days

BeGrainSafe Program Showcased in Brandon January 11, 2017, Winnipeg, MB – The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is pleased to announce the launch of BeGrainSafe, its new grain safety program. The official launch of the program will be at Manitoba Ag Days in Brandon from January 17 to 19, 2017. “Manitoba Ag Days is an…

CASA Welcomes New Board Member at Annual Conference

October 21, 2016, Charlottetown, PEI: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) welcomes one new board member for 2016–2017. Dave Brand, owner of Apex Land & Livestock, was elected to join CASA’s Board of Directors at “Empowering the AgSafe Family: Keeping Kids Safe,” CASA’s 22nd annual farm safety conference and AGM held in Charlottetown, Prince Edward…

CASA welcomes G3 as Grain Safety Program Sponsor

October 5, 2016, Winnipeg, MB: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is pleased to announce that G3 Canada Limited (G3) has committed funding in support of CASA’s Grain Safety Program. G3, Canada’s newest grain handling company, will contribute $75,000 over three years to CASA’s new Grain Safety Program. At the heart of this program is…

Four Prairie Grower Organizations Contribute to CASA’s Grain Safety Program

Winnipeg, MB, September 20, 2016: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association is pleased to announce that four grower organizations – Canadian Canola Growers Association (CCGA), Alberta Pulse Growers (APG), Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC), and Prairie Oat Growers Association (POGA) – have committed $120,000 to CASA’s Grain Safety Program. “Having producer support of the Grain Safety Program…

CASA’s Farm Safety Conference to be Held October 4 – 6 in Charlottetown

Winnipeg, MB, August 31, 2016: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) will hold its 22nd annual conference, “Empowering the AgSafe Family – Keeping Kids Safe”, and annual general meeting in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island from October 4 – 6, 2016. “Injuries are still too common on the farm,” says Marcel Hacault, CASA’s Executive Director. “And…

Three New Directors Appointed to FarmSafe Foundation Board

August 24, 2016, Winnipeg, Manitoba: The FarmSafe Foundation welcomes three new members to the charity’s Board of Directors. Jim Feeny, Director of Public Affairs for CN, brings over 35 years of leadership experience in communications, and public and government affairs to the Foundation Board. Shanna Groeneveld, Communications Manager with Crop Production Services (CPS), has a…

Princess Auto Raises Funds to Help Keep Kids Safe

Winnipeg, MB, May 24, 2016: This past March, Princess Auto raised over $48,000 for child farm safety thanks to the generosity of their customers across Canada. All throughout March, cashiers asked customers to donate a toonie at the till to support Progressive Agriculture Foundation (PAF) Safety Days® for children in Canada. The Canadian Agricultural Safety…

Getting Farmers Back to Ag

Third round of Back to Ag Funding Helps Four Injured Farmers in Canada May 9, 2016, Winnipeg, MB – The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) in partnership with Farm Credit Canada (FCC) and the Rick Hansen Foundation (RHF) are pleased to announce four traumatically-injured farmers have received funding through the Back to Ag Program. “Working…

12 Community-Based Organizations to Receive Funding from the FCC AgSafety Fund

April 19, 2016, Winnipeg, Manitoba – The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA), in partnership with Farm Credit Canada (FCC), is pleased to announce that 13 community-based farm safety training programs have been awarded funding. In its sixth year, the FCC Ag Safety Fund is providing financial support to charitable and non-profit organizations across Canada to…

Canadian Agricultural Safety Week Brings Launch Events to the Niagara Region

This Year, Be an AgSafe Family by Keeping Kids Safe Vineland Station, ON, March 4, 2016: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) and the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) and presenting sponsor, Farm Credit Canada are pleased to announce the launch of Canadian Agricultural Safety Week (CASW) in Vineland Station, Ontario this year. CASW is…

This Year, Be an AgSafe Family by Keeping Kids Safe

Canadian Agricultural Safety Week 2016 runs from March 13–19. Ottawa, ON, March 1, 2016: This March, the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA),the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) and presenting sponsor Farm Credit Canada (FCC) are encouraging farmers and their families to “Be an AgSafe Family” by “Keeping Kids Safe”. Canadian Agricultural Safety Week (CASW) is…

Prairie Canola Grower Organizations Join Forces With CASA to Prevent Grain Entrapment

Winnipeg, MB December 17, 2015: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is pleased to announce partnerships with Manitoba Canola Growers Association (MCGA), Alberta Canola Producers Commission (ACPC) and SaskCanola to help build and operate a mobile grain entrapment demonstration unit in the three Prairie Provinces. “We are incredibly grateful to have these three canola producer…

Injured Farmers Urged to Apply for the Back to Ag Program

Winnipeg, MB November 12, 2015: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) in partnership with Farm Credit Canada (FCC) and the Rick Hansen Foundation (RHF) is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the Back to Ag Program. The Back to Ag Program provides funding to support the cost of adaptive technology to…

UPDATED: Sixth Year of FCC Ag Safety Fund Now Accepting Applications

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 8, 2016 Applications accepted from November 4 to December 18 Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 4, 2015: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) in partnership with Farm Credit Canada (FCC) is proud to announce a call for applications to the 2016 – 2017 FCC Ag Safety Fund. The Fund, now in its sixth…

CASA Welcomes New Chair and Two New Members to Board of Directors

Saskatoon, October 14, 2015: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) welcomes a new Chair to the CASA Board of Directors, along with two new board members for 2015–2016. Wendy Bennett Executive Director of British Columbia’s Farm and Ranch Safety and Health Association (FARSHA), takes on the role of Chair. This is Bennett’s second year on…

Farm Safety Conference to Focus on Being the Difference

Winnipeg, September 10, 2015: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) will hold its annual conference and AGM in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan from October 6-8, 2015 at the Hilton Garden Inn. The conference theme, Be the Difference will showcase safety professionals, equipment manufacturers and researchers who are making a difference to safety and health in North America’s…

Communities Continue to Show Support for Children’s Farm Safety Education

CASA encourages communities to host a 2016 Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® Winnipeg, MB, June 22, 2015: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is pleased to announce that over 10,000 Canadian children and participants have already taken part in a Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® event in 2015. In addition to the 46 Safety Days already held,…

The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association will hold its 21st annual conference and AGM in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan October 6 – 8, 2015.

The 21st annual Canadian Agricultural Safety Association national farm safety conference and AGM is planned for October 6 to 8, 2015 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Saskatoon. This year’s theme is “Be the Difference!”. The conference will showcase farmers, safety professionals, equipment manufacturers and researchers who are making a difference to safety and health…

Online Farm Safety Training Now Available

The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association Continues to “Be the Difference.” Winnipeg, MB, May 1, 2015 – The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is pleased to offer three online farm safety training courses free of charge until May 31, 2015 courtesy of Farm Credit Canada (FCC) and the Canadian Fertilizer Institute (CFI). Each year, CASA and…

Farmer Highlights Benefits of the Back to Ag Program

The Back to Ag program was envisioned to help farmers get back to the work they love – farming. André Veilleux, a maple syrup producer from Quebec, is doing just that thanks to his new stand-up wheelchair. On March 1, 2008, André’s life drastically changed when a maple tree he was felling crushed him, severing…

Canadian Agricultural Safety Week 2015 Launch Cancelled Due to Safety Concerns

Charlottetown, PEI, March 17, 2015: Canadian Agricultural Safety Week 2015 presented by Farm Credit Canada (FCC) launch has been cancelled due to a major blizzard that dumped 48 centimeters of snow on Charlottetown. Each year, the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) and the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) team up to present Canadian Agricultural Safety…

Back to Ag Program Recipients Announced

Second Round of Applications Now Accepted Winnipeg, MB, February 23, 2015 – The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) in partnership with Farm Credit Canada (FCC) and the Rick Hansen Foundation (RHF) is pleased to announce five farmers have been awarded Back to Ag funding. The Back to Ag Program is a funding project focused on…

CASA Announces FCC Ag Safety Fund Project Recipients

Tractor and Machinery Training Initiatives Funded Across Canada February 6, 2015, Winnipeg, Manitoba – The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA), in partnership with Farm Credit Canada, is pleased to announce that over $100,000 has been awarded to help enhance tractor and machinery training across Canada. The FCC Ag Safety Fund has provided charitable and non-profit…

Canadian Progressive Agriculture Safety Days® Reach 100,000th Participant

Winnipeg, November 26, 2014 – The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) in partnership with the Progressive Agriculture Foundation (PAF) is pleased to announce that over 100,000 participants have taken part in Progressive Agriculture Safety Days since the program began in 2002. Progressive Agriculture Safety Days® are held across the United States and Canada every year…

Back to Ag Program Launched at CASA’s 20th Annual Conference

Ottawa, ON, October 8, 2014 – The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is proud to launch the application phase of the Back to Ag Program. The Back to Ag Program is the result of a partnership between CASA, Farm Credit Canada (FCC) and the Rick Hansen Foundation (RHF). “Every year, there are Canadian farmers who…

Canadian Farm Safety Conference Celebrating 20 Years

Let’s Talk About It! Excellence + Beyond 2014 held October 7–9 in Ottawa Winnipeg, September 19, 2014: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) will hold its annual conference and AGM in the nation’s capital, Ottawa, Ontario from October 7–9, 2014 at the Lord Elgin Hotel. The conference theme, Let’s Talk About It! Excellence + Beyond,…

Farm Credit Canada Ag Safety Fund Now Accepting Applications

Fifth year of the FCC Ag Safety Fund to focus on tractor and machinery training September 12, 2014, Winnipeg, Manitoba – The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is pleased to be partnering once again with Farm Credit Canada to announce the call for applications to the 2015 – 2016 FCC Ag Safety Fund. The Fund,…

“Speak Up For Safer Equipment” Tool Now Available

Winnipeg, August 25, 2014 – The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) has developed a new online tool that gives farmers an opportunity to express their concerns about possible hazards with farm equipment. The “Speak Up For Safer Equipment” tool is intended to provide a way for farmers, manufacturers and standards organizations to talk about safety…

New Voluntary Guidelines for Young Farm Workers

New Voluntary Guidelines for Young Farm Workers MEDIA ADVISORY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 23, 2014 Who: Editors and Publishers What: New Voluntary Guidelines for Young Farm Workers, the first of two post-Canadian Agricultural Safety Week farm safety feature articles available for publication. Where: To download and publish New Voluntary Guidelines for Young Farm Workers, visit…

Canadian Agricultural Safety Association Partners with Syngenta to Develop “Dress for Success” Tools Emphasizing Importance of Personal Protective Equipment

Winnipeg, MB, May 2, 2014: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) and Syngenta Canada Inc. have partnered to develop free educational tools to help educate producers, farm workers, and the general public about the importance of safe pesticide handling through the use of appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). “Dress for Success” is a series of…

Ten Farm Safety Training Projects Receive Funding in 2014

Approximately $100,000 Invested in Community Projects Through FCC Ag Safety Fund April 22, 2014, Winnipeg, Manitoba: Farm Credit Canada (FCC) in partnership with the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is awarding approximately $100,000 towards 10 farm safety training projects across the country this year through the FCC Ag Safety Fund. In its fourth year, the…

TransCanada Supports Farm Safety Education for Canadian Youth

Safety Day events teach kids to make safe choices on the farm Winnipeg, MB, April 1, 2014: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is pleased to announce that TransCanada Corporation will be helping rural youth stay safe on the farm in 2014. The company is donating $40,000 to support Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® events across…

Speech from Marcel Hacault, CASA Executive Director, On AAFC Farm Safety Funding Announcement, February 19, 2014

Speech from Marcel Hacault, Executive Director, Canadian Agricultural Safety Association AAFC Press Conference – Farm Safety Funding Announcement, February 19, 2014 AAFC Press Release – Harper Government Invests in Farm Safety Facebook Photos De la part de mon président, Denis Bilodeau et le Conseil d’administration de l’Association canadienne de sécurité agricole je voudrais remercier le…

Let’s Talk About It! Encourages Farmers to Engage in Conversations About Safety for Canadian Agricultural Safety Week

Ottawa, ON, February 13, 2014: This March, the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) and the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) are encouraging producers to talk about farm safety as part of Canadian Agricultural Safety Week, which runs from March 9 to 15, 2014. Canadian Agricultural Safety Week (CASW) is an annual public education campaign focusing…

CASA Welcomes New Chair and Member to Governance Board

Québec City, October 15, 2013: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) welcomes a new Chair to the CASA Board of Directors, while congratulating a new Director to the Board. Denis Bilodeau, Second Vice President of l’Union des producteurs agricole (UPA) was re-elected to the Board representing producer groups this past October at Get with the…

Fourth Year of FCC Ag Safety Fund Set to Begin

Applications accepted from September 16 to October 27 September 12, 2013, Winnipeg, Manitoba – The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) in partnership with Farm Credit Canada (FCC) is proud to announce a call for applications to the FCC Ag Safety Fund. The $100,000 fund will be disbursed among successful applicants in early 2014. For the…

Farm Safety Conference to Focus on Training New Workers

Get with the Plan! 2013 runs from October 9–11 in Québec City Winnipeg, September 5, 2013: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) will hold its annual conference and AGM in Québec City from October 9–11, 2013 at the Hôtel Château Laurier. The conference theme, Get with the Plan!, brings together farm safety stakeholders to explore…

Farm Safety Education for Youth in Canada Continues to Grow

CASA encourages communities to host a 2014 Safety Day June 20, 2013, Winnipeg, Manitoba – The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is pleased to announce that over 12,000 children and participants are expected to take part in Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® events across Canada this year. That is the largest number of participants since the…

FCC funds 10 new agricultural safety training projects

$125,000 investment in eight regional and two national projects in 2013 April 11, 2013, Winnipeg, Manitoba – Farm Credit Canada (FCC) in partnership with the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is awarding $125,000 for 10 farm safety training projects across the country this year through the FCC AgSafety Fund. The funding is offered to charitable…

Ag Safety Week Organizers Encourage Farmers to Get with the Plan

Ottawa, ON, February 11, 2013: This March, the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA), the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA), and exclusive corporate sponsor Farm Credit Canada (FCC) want to encourage farmers to “Get with the Plan!” just in time for Canadian Agricultural Safety Week, March 10 to 16, 2013. Canadian Agricultural Safety Week (CASW) is…

FarmSafe Forum Brings Ag Safety Training Opportunity to Guelph

Guelph, ON, February 11, 2013: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA), the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA), and exclusive corporate sponsor Farm Credit Canada (FCC) are pleased to announce a unique learning opportunitity for farmers, students and other farm safety supporters. On Monday, March 11, 2013, CASA, CFA, and FCC are teaming up with Workplace…

FarmSafe Forum Brings Ag Safety Training Opportunity to Truro

Truro, NS, February 11, 2013: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA), the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA), and exclusive corporate sponsor Farm Credit Canada (FCC) are pleased to announce a unique learning opportunity for farmers, students and other farm safety supporters. On Wednesday, March 13, 2013, CASA, CFA, and FCC are teaming up with the…

CASA Council Re-elects Members to Board of Directors

Winnipeg, November 9, 2012: The Council of the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) re-elected two directors to the non-profit organization’s Board of Directors this past October at FarmSafe 2012, CASA’s AGM and Conference in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. Dean Anderson, Regional Director for Western Ontario with Workplace Safety and Prevention Services, resumes his officer…

Presentations now online from CASA’s 2012 conference FARMSAFE!

Presentations from FARMSAFE! 2012. Please use the information and/or the slides often! Health and Safety in Agriculture in Ireland A and B – Challenges and Successes: John McNamara, Teagasc Advisory, Training, and Research Authority, Ireland Setting Priorities: Pam Fuselli, Parachute Canada,/Margaret Herbert, Public Health Agency of Canada – Co-Chairs CAIR Executive Steering Committee The Benefits…

Reminder: Still Time to Apply for Farm Safety Training Dollars

Interested parties have until October 25, 2012 to submit application October 17, 2012, Winnipeg, Manitoba – The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) would like to remind CASA members, supporters, and other interested parties that there is still time left to apply for the FCC Ag Safety Fund. CASA is currently accepting applications for the third…

Farm Safety Conference Set to Kick Off October 10–12 in St. John’s, NL

Safety topics to include nano particles and autonomous ag equipment Winnipeg, September 28, 2012: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is set to host FarmSafe 2012, a conference and AGM from October 10–12 in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. The conference brings together farm safety stakeholders from across the country with a focus on new…

$100,000 Farm Credit Canada Ag Safety Fund Delivers

Projects wrap up, new round of funding begins September 6, 2012, Winnipeg, Manitoba – The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is partnering with Farm Credit Canada (FCC) to make farm communities safer through the FCC Ag Safety Fund. CASA will be accepting applications for the third consecutive year from charitable and non-profit organizations that need…

Pilot Project Helps Nova Scotia Farmers Implement Health and Safety Plans

June 15, 2012, Winnipeg, Manitoba – The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) has launched a Nova Scotia FarmSafe Pilot Project aimed at helping producers implement health and safety plans on their farms. The project, operating until March 31, 2013, involves the employment of a Truro-based Canada FarmSafe Advisor trained by CASA staff to walk farm…

Thousands of Rural Children Participate in Agricultural Safety Education

June 14, 2012, Winnipeg, Manitoba – The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is pleased to announce that over 13,500 children and participants in Canada will take part this year in Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® events, the largest rural safety and health education program for children in North America. Over 70 Canadian events are scheduled across…

Media kit for Canadian Agricultural Safety Week March 11 – 17, 2012

Download the 2012 media kit for Canadian Agricultural Safety Week. Questions? Contact Diane at dwreford@casa-acsa.ca (204)275-8874. NEW! Banners designed for print and web identification of Canadian Agricultural Safety Week. Download 2012 PLAN.FARM.SAFETY. theme releases and PSAs: General Media Release announcing CASW BC Launch News Release Leo & Andy Story Leo and Andy Pic NB Launch…

$100,000 from FCC AgSafety Fund awarded to recipients across Canada

April 19, 2012, Winnipeg, Manitoba – Farm Credit Canada (FCC) and the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) are pleased to announce that $100,000 will be distributed to 10 farm safety champions across the country this year through the FCC AgSafety Fund. The fund is distributed to charitable and non-profit organizations undertaking projects aimed at improving…

Canadian Agricultural Safety Association sets April 27 application deadline for 2012 farm safety project funding

Winnipeg, March 19, 2012: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) will distribute approximately $250,000 for agricultural safety and health initiatives across Canada this year under the Canadian Agricultural Safety and Health Program (CASHP). The closing date for CASHP applications is Friday, April 27, 2012. CASA’s executive director Marcel Hacault says this year’s focus will be…

Three basic requirements for hiring farm contractors

Farm operators are accustomed to asking contractors for proof of their provincial workers’ compensation insurance coverage and liability insurance before hiring them to do work. A third basic requirement that should be added is asking contractors to demonstrate that they have a health and safety program in place. Just as it is your responsibility to…

New Canadian safety standard developed for agricultural augers

Winnipeg, January 9, 2012: There’s a new Canadian safety standard for portable augers used on farms. It could take a couple of years before producers see the results on the market but auger manufacturers are getting set now to work the new standard into their equipment designs. The new CSA standard for portable agricultural augers…

Working the Canada FarmSafe Plan

Health and safety is not always considered a business risk, but statistics show serious injury can have a significant impact on the economic state of an operation. The Canada FarmSafe Plan is a business risk management tool for occupational health and safety on the farm. The Canada FarmSafe Plan brochure gives you a quick look…

Canada FarmSafe plan to be customized for Ontario farmers

Winnipeg, November 28, 2011: Most of Canada’s farmers say safety is a top priority, but only one in 10 has a written safety plan. To address this gap, the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) developed a comprehensive health and safety program known as the Canada FarmSafe plan. And now, CASA is partnering with Ontario’s Workplace…

National ag safety conference set for November 16 – 18 in Vancouver

Winnipeg, October 31, 2011: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) will hold its annual conference at the Westin Bayshore hotel in Vancouver, BC, November 16 – 18, 2011. The conference theme is PLAN.FARM. SAFETY. – checking the plan! More than 70 ag safety professionals, researchers, producers, suppliers and manufacturers are expected to share solutions for…

FCC Ag Safety Fund offers $100 thousand to support safety training across Canada – application deadline is October 27

Winnipeg, October 13, 2011: Charitable and non-profit organizations in Canada can apply now through Thursday, October 27 for support from the $100,000 FCC Ag Safety Fund to provide agricultural safety training for youth, farm operators, farm workers or farm safety trainers. Farm Credit Canada (FCC) and the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) are partnering for…

Make Toolbox Talks part of your day

by Theresa Whalen Canadian Federation of Agriculture Farm Safety Consultant (345 words) Check out Pioneer Toolbox Talks – a new resource to help Canadian farm and ranch operators deliver regular safety training to their workers. Toolbox Talks are notes for brief, informal talks or meetings about specific ag safety topics. These notes provide the tools…

New “Safe Implement Hitching” guide now online

Winnipeg, October 6, 2011: Lost the operator manual to your tried and true older tractor? Wondering how to safely tow an older implement with your new high-speed tractor? Find the answers to these and other farm equipment hitching questions in a new guidebook – Safe Implement Hitching. Jim Wassermann, an engineer with the Prairie Agricultural…

FCC Ag Safety Fund back by popular demand

Winnipeg, September 13, 2011: For the second year, the $100,000 FCC Ag Safety Fund is accepting applications from charitable and non-profit organizations in Canada providing agricultural safety training. Farm Credit Canada (FCC) and the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) are once again partnering to provide support for safety training programs aimed at keeping farmers, agribusiness…

CASA congratulates Cargill on SafetySense™

Winnipeg, August 9, 2011: Cargill Limited has released SafetySense™, a new safety plan based on the Canadian Agriculture Safety Association’s (CASA) Canada FarmSafe Plan. Developed with the health and safety expertise of the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association, SafetySense™ is a safety system to be distributed to customers by Cargill. It is intended to bring process…

Apply by July 15 to host a Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® in 2012

July 12, 2011, Winnipeg: Friday, July 15th is the deadline to apply to organize a Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® in 2012 for your community. Apply online at www.planfarmsafety.ca . Marcel Hacault, executive director of the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA), says the early application date is necessary because base funding from corporate sponsors is limited…

Eleven ag safety projects funded across Canada

Winnipeg, June 20, 2011: Toolbox talks, travelling safety days, Danger Detective on the Horse Farm and Nova Scotia’s farm safety outreach initiative are among eleven projects receiving funding this year from the Canadian Agricultural Safety and Health Program (CASHP) administered by the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA). CASA will distribute almost $200,000 to develop or…

New communications officer at the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association

May 26, 2011, Winnipeg: Tara Seel joined the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association May 16 in the new position of Communications Officer.   Tara comes to CASA from the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre and Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival, where she worked as the publicist, promoting the not-for-profit regional theatre in Manitoba and throughout the country.  …

More communities organize Progressive Agriculture Safety Days® in Canada

May 24, 2011, Winnipeg: Fifty-seven Progressive Agriculture Safety Days® are planned across rural Canada this year. More than 2,500 adult volunteers will organize the events and lead activities to help make farm and ranch life safer and healthier for at least 10,500 rural kids. “That’s an increase of seven full-day events, more than 800 more…

Cargill Cares about Farm Safety

WINNIPEG, Manitoba– Cargill Limited is proud to announce they are partnering with the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) to be the core supporter of seven Progressive Agriculture Safety Days® this year in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario. Alongside CASA, Cargill is covering the cost of training, Canadian administration and resource development for seven Canadian Safety…

OHS Canada presents Health and Safety Conference and Trade Show

OHS Canada presents: Health and Safety Conference & Trade Show – May 17 and 18, 2011 – Partners in Prevention 2011 Health & Safety Conference & Trade Show is Canada’s largest health and safety event and the flagship of the Partners in Prevention Conference Series. This year’s event is taking place at the International Centre…

Canadian Agricultural Safety Association sets April 15 application deadline for 2011 farm safety funding

Winnipeg, February 28, 2011: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) will distribute more than $300,000 for agricultural safety and health initiatives across Canada this year under the Canadian Agricultural Safety and Health Program (CASHP). The closing date for CASHP applications is Friday, April 15, 2011. CASA’s executive director Marcel Hacault says this single deadline is…

Proper fit is key to respiratory safety

by Theresa Whalen CFA Farm Safety Consultant (605 Words) Disposable particulate respirators are being made available free through provincial farm safety agencies to help farmers plan for safety on their farms. However, if you wear a respirator improperly, then you might as well have none at all. So the key message is to think ahead,…

Talk it – Sign it – File it

by Theresa Whalen CFA Farm Safety Consultant (409 words) An up-to-date record of safety training, work instructions or toolbox talks is definite proof that you take safety in your agricultural operation seriously. And it’s proof you can take to the bank, your insurance provider or regulatory inspector. Developing ag safety training materials and documenting delivery…

Cultivating a farm safety attitude

by Theresa Whalen CFA Farm Safety Consultant (440 words) Effective ag safety practices require skill and a positive attitude. It is not enough simply to know how to do things safely – you also have to have the drive to actually do it. You have to ‘walk the talk’. So how do you create a…

Six steps to build a farm safe team

by Theresa Whalen CFA Farm Safety Consultant (585 words) Most farmers say safety is an important and essential core value in their operations. But building safety into everyday work plans for themselves, their families and employees is often a different story. Sometimes it’s tough to know the best way to pass-on the safety ethic. But…

Farm safe for success

Ottawa – So you’ve built a farm safety plan. That’s a great start. Now – make it work for you. And keep double-checking and refining – the same way you handle your business plan. “By planning, implementing and assessing safety on the farm on a regular basis, you’re making an important investment in your own…

Follow the golden rules of farm safety

by Theresa Whalen CFA Farm Safety Consultant (495 words) You’ve set out the safety plan for your farm. Now – how do you get the work team to use it? Farm operations that are successful in motivating compliance with farm safety rules pay careful attention to: preparation, presentation, reinforcement, enforcement and leadership by example. First…

Ontario farm safety leader re-elected chair of the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association Board

Winnipeg, November 24, 2010: Dean Anderson was re-elected for his second term as chair of the seven-person Board of Directors for the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association. Anderson is regional Director Western Ontario with Workplace Safety and Prevention Services. CASA Council members acclaimed to the Board during the Association’s annual meeting November 16 in Winnipeg, Manitoba…

Make safety the topic of your next toolbox talk

by Theresa Whalen CFA Farm Safety Consultant (486 words) ‘Toolbox Talks’, ‘Tailgate Talks’, ‘Safety Chats’ – are a brief, informal talk or meeting about a specific subject relevant to your workplace. Make safety the focus for your next one. These talks are typically a brief (2-5 minute) interactive discussion on something safety related and can…

Farm Safety: It’s personal!

by Theresa Whalen CFA Farm Safety Consultant (463 words) Safety planning, practices and training are very important aspects of safety in the workplace; but when you get right down to it – your safety is a choice you make for yourself. It’s personal! “Farm safety is not an act of fate,” says Marcel Hacault, Executive…

Apply online to FCC Ag Safety Fund

Winnipeg, September 13, 2010: Charitable or not-for-profit organizations in Canada providing safety training related to agriculture may now apply online for funding from the new $100,000 FCC Ag Safety Fund. Farm Credit Canada (FCC) and the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) are partnering to provide support for safety training pr ograms aimed at keeping farmers,…

New FCC Ag Safety Fund applications open September 13

Winnipeg, August 30, 2010: Charitable or not-for-profit organizations in Canada providing safety training related to agriculture may qualify for funding from the new $100,000 FCC Ag Safety Fund. Farm Credit Canada (FCC) and the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) are partnering to provide support for safety training programs aimed at keeping farmers, agribusiness operations and…

Apply now to host a Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® in 2011

July 6, 2010, Winnipeg: Applications to organize a Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® in your rural community next year are due July 15. Apply at www.progressiveag.org or call toll-free 1-888-257-3529. This year, more than 12,000 rural kids are learning to be safer on the farm at 52 Progressive Agriculture Safety Days® in six provinces. They’re joined…

Canadian agriculture industry to benefit from new safety training fund

March 4, 2010, Winnipeg, Manitoba – An online survey of Canadian producers conducted by Farm Credit Canada (FCC) indicates that almost nine in 10 respondents (87 per cent) are interested in pursuing at least one agricultural safety training topic. To meet this demand, FCC is investing $100,000 in a fund administered by CASA that will…

Agricultural Runovers in Canada: Overview

Updated July 2008 Agricultural equipment runovers are second only to machine rollovers as a cause of death on Canadian farms and ranches. They are the fourth most frequent reason people are hospitalized for machine-related agricultural injuries. Between 1990 and 2004, 313 people were killed in agricultural runovers. From April 1990 to March 2000 there were…

Agricultural Runovers in Canada: Overview

Updated July 2008 Agricultural equipment runovers are second only to machine rollovers as a cause of death on Canadian farms and ranches. They are the fourth most frequent reason people are hospitalized for machine-related agricultural injuries. Between 1990 and 2004, 313 people were killed in agricultural runovers. From April 1990 to March 2000 there were…

Agricultural Injuries in Canadian Children: Overview

Updated July 2008 Between 1990 and 2004, 209 children under fifteen years old were killed in agricultural injury events. From April 1990 to March 2000 an additional 1,886 children were hospitalized for treatment of agricultural injuries. Agricultural injuries in children comprised 12.5% of all agricultural fatalities and 12.7% of all hospitalizations for agricultural injuries. 74.2%…