CASA Conference 2022 – Safety is our Promise

Canadian Agricultural Safety Association’s 27th Annual Conference

Courtyard Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario

October 3 – 6, 2022

The CASA Conference 2022 Program is subject to change.

Monday, October 3

7:00 – 8:30 pm
Welcome Reception and Registration

9:00 pm
Hospitality Room

Tuesday, October 4

8:00 – 9:00 am
Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 9:15 am
Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:15 – 10:15 am
Keynote Presentation – Relieving Work-Related Stress with Humour! with Judy Croon

10:15 – 10:45 am
Nutritional Break and Networking

10:45 – 12:00 pm
Plenary Session – Sustainability is our Promise: Supporting Agriculture for the Future


1:00 – 2:15 pm
Plenary Session – Education is our Promise: Preparing Future Farmers

2:15 – 2:45 pm
Nutritional Break and Networking

2:45 – 3:45 pm
Plenary Session

3:45 – 4:00 pm
Wrap Up Day One

4:00 – 5:30 pm
Provincial Partner Meeting (by invitation only)

Dinner on your own

Hospitality Room

Wednesday, October 5

8:00 – 9:00 am
Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 10:30 am
Safety is our Responsibility: Considerations to Reach Vulnerable Workers with Alma Galvan, Senior Program Manager at the Migrant Clinicians Network Inc.

10:30 – 11:00 am
Nutritional Break and Networking

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Canadian Agricultural Safety Association’s Annual General Meeting

12:00 – 1:00 pm
Boxed Lunch and tour departure

1:00 – 4:00 pm
Jeffery’s Greenhouses Tour

6:00 – 8:00 pm
Social evening at the Royal Botanical Gardens 

9:00 pm
Hospitality Room

Thursday, October 6

9:00 – 11:00 am
Canadian Agricultural Systems Standards Oversight (CASSO) Meeting (by invitation only)

Judy Croon

Relieving Work-Related Stress with Humour

Stress is a major cause of most illnesses, and humour is an amazing way to relieve it -especially now. Harvard studies show that when you are stressed, your brain shrinks. However, when you laugh, you relax; and when you relax, you learn. This inspirational session explores seven stress-relieving ingredients during these challenging times: a positive attitude, perseverance, forgiveness, teamwork (how to deal with people who aren’t ‘as perfect as us’), family and friends, healthy mental activity and healthy physical activity.

Sustainability is our Promise: Supporting Agriculture for the Future

This panel presentation will focus on agricultural sustainability and sharing a perspective from each of the organizations and will include: 

  • The philosophy and practices of sustainability at the production level, including how health and safety impact sustainable agriculture.  
  • How humans fit into the business model. 
  • How we all can participate and grow sustainability to support agriculture for the future. 
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Monica Hadarits

Susie Miller Portrait

Susie Miller

Education is our Promise: Preparing Future Farmers

This panel presentation will feature programs, strategies, and courses teaching farm safety to new farmers and farm workers. Panelists will share what works, lessons learned, and the challenges and opportunities in reaching new farmers and farm workers to enshrine farm safety at this pivotal point in their agricultural careers. 

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Carolyn Sheridan 

David Sullivan

David Sullivan

Danielle Collins OFA

Danielle Sharman

Alma Galvan

Safety is our Responsibility: Considerations to Reach Vulnerable Workers

During this session we will explore working conditions of agricultural workers as well as social determinants of health that impact health practices and access to services within vulnerable populations.  

We will discuss appropriate strategies to develop educational materials and interventions that are equitable and justice-focused. 

During and upon the conclusion of this interactive session, participants will: 

  • Reflect about challenges and vulnerabilities agricultural workers face and the structural barriers hindering health equity. 
  • Learn about the nature of information dissemination including myths, disinformation and misinformation 
  • Share effective practices in the promotion of equity and health justice when developing educational interventions. 
  • Analyze program interventions and materials that are equitable and effective in reaching vulnerable workers. 

Jeffery’s Greenhouses is a 3rd generation family business founded on the shores of Lake Ontario in St Catharines in 1933. Jeffery’s Greenhouses Plant II is located in Jordan Station where they continue to be a leading grower and supplier of bedding, container, and seasonal potted plants to retail customers across Ontario. Working closely with employees they strive to utilize best management practices, latest technology combined with high standards to create a cutting-edge safe environment to grow quality product for their customers.”


Tour Details

  • Safety Focus
  • Specific Hazards (Pesticide Storage and Safe Application)
  • Orientation Training Review
  • Seasonal workers (Students, Canadians and Off -Shore Workers)
  • Overall operation
  • Machine Handling Safety (Machine Guards, Buggies, Fork Lift Training)
  • Ergonomic issues (Stretch and Flex)
  • Poinsettia plants in greenhouse in October


Courtyard Hamilton

1224 Upper James Street

Hamilton, Ontario L9C 3B1


Guestroom Rate: $149 plus applicable taxes


We encourage you to book your accommodations early. Conference rates will only be guaranteed until September 3, 2022. To book your accommodations online please use this link below.

Book your group rate for Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

To book directly with the hotel please call: 905-383-7772 and indicate the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association conference.


The hotel is located 43 KM from Toronto Pearson International Airport and 5.5 KM from John C. Munro Hamilton International. It will be your responsibility to make your travel arrangements to and from the Courtyard by Marriott Hamilton to the airport. The hotel does not offer shuttle service.

Blueline Transportation


Airport Information: 

John C Munro International Airport, Hamilton Ontario

Directions to Courtyard Marriott Hamilton


SWOOP 1.587.441.1001 (From Halifax NS, Charlottetown PEI, Moncton NB, Deer Lake and St. John’s N&L, Abbotsford BC, Edmonton and Calgary AB, Winnipeg MB, Las Vegas NEV, Clearwater and Orlando FL)

WESTJET 1.888.937.8538 (From Calgary AB)


Toronto Pearson, Toronto, Ontario

Directions to Courtyard Marriott Hamilton


Flights from all major Canadian and US cities

As a national, non-profit, CASA works to promote farm safety in the agricultural sector to address a harsh reality – in an average year, Canada mourns the loss of over 100 adults and children due to preventable agriculture-related incidents.

Connecting, Learning, and Taking Action
The CASA Conference is a vehicle for partners dedicated to reducing agriculture-related injuries and building an industry that is healthy, safe, and sustainable to come together to engage with experts, learn about new programs, network, and connect with like-minded individuals.

Farm Safety Doesn’t Just Happen
It takes dedication, passion, and commitment. You can help. By supporting CASA’s Annual Conference, you are playing an important role in keeping farmers, farm families, farm workers, and farming communities safe.

Photos courtesy of Tourism Hamilton

We can't wait to see you!

Days until CASA Conference:

2022/10/03 08:00:00

Thanks to Conference Sponsors!