Annual Conference 2023
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Please note, all times in in Central.
Monday, October 16
9:45 – 10:00 am
Welcome and Opening Remarks
11:00 – 12:00 pm
Foundations of Equity Diversity and Inclusion
10:15 – 10:45 am
Psychologically Safe Workplaces
Presented by Wendy Bennett, AgSafe BC
12:00 – 1:00 pm
1:00 – 2:00 pm
Presentation – Beef Farmers of Ontario
Presented by Jordan Miller and Joe Dickenson
2:00 – 3:00 pm
Equity Diversity and Inclusion Panel Discussion
Tuesday, October 17
10:00 – 11:00 am
Canadian Agricultural Injury Reporting (CAIR) — 2011-2020
Presented by Robin Anderson (CASA) and Colleen Drul (Injury Prevention Centre)
11:00 am – 11:45 am
Farm Machine Injuries in the Upper Midwest: A Retrospective Analysis of Four Trauma Centers.
Presented by Angie Johnson- NDSU Extension on behalf of Hilla Sang, PhD, Sanford Health, Elizabeth Gilblom, PhD, NDSU School of Education, Sheryl Sahr, MD, Sanford Health
Tuesday, October 17, 11:00 AM Central:
Agriculture ranks among the most hazardous industries worldwide, and high rates of occupational fatalities, injuries, and illnesses are observed in many studies. Few studies have investigated mechanism of injury, injury characteristics and outcomes of agricultural injuries (AI) among farmers in the upper Midwest, including North Dakota and South Dakota, states with high rates of AI.
Building on our research investigating AI in Fargo, ND that indicated that older, male farmers experience a high incidence of AI, including tractor-related injuries and death, the purpose of this retrospective analysis is to characterize the incidence, severity and outcomes of traumatic tractor-related AI among pediatric and adult patients who presented to four trauma centers in the upper Midwest between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2021. We examine and categorize the types of tractor incidents, the resulting injuries, and patient outcomes.
Monday, October 16, 11:00 AM Central:
In today’s society, each of us has an identity that shapes how we see ourselves and others. Not only do our social norms and cultural backgrounds influence our experiences, they also set the course for how we view the world. This session equips participants with a robust and shared understanding of important equity, diversity and inclusion concepts and terminology. This will lay the groundwork for safe and productive conversations about building an inclusive culture going forward.
● Understand key concepts related to equity, diversity and inclusion.
● Explain the difference between social equity and equality.
● Explain how bias and discrimination create barriers to social equity.
● Recognize our role in creating an inclusive culture
Shalyma Cambridge is an executive coach, facilitator, and frequent speaker, passionate about the development of courageous leadership, inclusive practices, and demonstrated commitment to diversity. She brings a deep understanding of complex organizations and over a decade of experience executing communication and change management strategies; developing and facilitating training; and coaching in a variety of settings.
As a child of parents who chose to immigrate to Canada from the Caribbean, Shalyma grew-up straddling two cultures. This experience afforded her the ability to engage with empathy and understanding across “difference;” see clearly the challenges and shortcomings with regards to equity within society; and value the power of community building and storytelling in shaping better futures. Her unique perspective eventually drew her to the field of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI).
As both a Partner and Director of Client Solutions within the Vancouver-based EDI consultancy, HRx, Shalyma is immersed in all facets of consulting, training development, and coaching to help organizations build equity conscious leaders and work environments nationally. With first-hand knowledge of the importance of building community, she co-founded the initiative Kaiso Careers which provides training to BIPOC entrepreneurs and emerging leaders in developing personal brands grounded in authenticity.
Along with these endeavours, Shalyma continues to work actively as an executive coach where she draws on her prior experience working internally in the fields of financial services and healthcare to support leaders at all levels. With a background in training leaders across North America in self-awareness, audience-centeredness, clarity of communication and inspired vision to support, it is her belief that when a culture of authentic, inclusive and bold leadership is encouraged, people are inspired to be their best.
Shalyma holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Graduate Certificate in Communications Management, certification as an Organizational Coach through the University of British Columbia and is certified to administer the Hogan Assessment; Myers-Briggs and Personality Dimensions. As of June, 2023, she also holds a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership. A dedicated volunteer, Shalyma has sat as a member of the Vancouver Board of Trade Diversity and Inclusion Committee since its inception, co-led the Vancouver Culture Collective Chapter which held space to share learnings on transforming and building great cultures in the workplace and sat on the Board for the Trinidad & Tobago Cultural Society of BC which produces the largest Caribbean festival in BC.
Outside of work, you’ll find Shalyma spending time with her husband and two energetic kids
Previously, she was the Director of Programs at AgSafe. Wendy has worked in the Health and Safety field since 1995. Successfully earning her CRSP in 2004, Wendy uses her knowledge as a course tutor with BCIT.
After spending more than ten years with one of the largest school districts in BC, she brings her experience in safety training and education to the agriculture industry. Her previous experience includes developing and delivering programs for Health, Safety and Environmental training for various clients throughout BC. As an independent consultant, she established emergency plans for multiple large organizations and advised employers regarding compensation issues. She has been an active first aid attendant since moving to BC in 1989 and instructed all levels of first aid until recently retiring her certification.
Colleen has been the data analyst at the Injury Prevention Centre (IPC) for the past 18 years. Colleen is the Injury Prevention Centre’s resource for internal and external guidance on injury surveillance, classification, and data related issues. She is responsible for providing leadership in provincial injury surveillance initiatives at IPC.
Colleen is the national coordinator for Canadian Agriculture Injury Reporting (CAIR). Colleen works with the provincial CAIR coordinators to obtain agriculture death data from provincial coroners and medical examiners offices. Colleen is responsible for data analysis and development of documents using CAIR data.
Prior to coming to the IPC held various positions in the health information field in various hospitals. Colleen’s knowledge of patient-related data collection makes Colleen the ideal analyst as this knowledge allows for accurate data reporting.
Become a CASA 2024 Conference Sponsor
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 60 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.
If you’re interested in sponsoring the 2024 CASA Conference, please contact Meaghan Trachsel at firstname.lastname@example.org.