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 on funding projects that develop new farm safety resources to support the Canada FarmSafe Plan. “We’ll especially be looking for proposals that promise to deliver educational resources for health and safety training across the country.”

The independent team that chooses projects to receive CASHP funds will also consider projects that:

  • develop provincial or territorial safety organizations to champion ag safety and health initiatives;
  • transfer knowledge in engineering, education, health and social behavior via a practical resource for producers;
  • develop activities to support the annual Canadian Agricultural Safety Week regionally and nationally.

CASHP is funded nationally by the federal-provincial-territorial Growing Forward initiative.

Individuals, partnerships, organizations and associations, universities, colleges, co-operatives, marketing boards, aboriginal groups, non-profit organizations including industry-led councils, and non-government and government corporations including provincial Crown corporations and municipal governments are considered eligible recipients for funding under the program.

Download the application forms at or email to request a form. Call 1-877-452-2272 with questions about the forms or the program.

For a list of CASHP projects supported in 2011-12, go to

Media contact:
Michelle French Lancaster
(204) 275-8870