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…