Keeping Kids Safe Through Safety Days

Since 2002, CASA has been working with the Progressive Agriculture Foundation to support farm education for rural Canadian youth through Safety Days events, the largest rural safety and health education program for children in North America.

The Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® program typically consists of one-day, age-appropriate safety events that help children learn how to be safe on the farm. Events feature mix-and-match stations covering everything from sun safety, recognizing and avoiding chemical exposure, to safe animal handling. Participants rotate among different safety stations, allowing each child the opportunity to participate in interactive and engaging activities.

Communities select activities based on their own local rural safety needs. While the basic program is geared toward the education of children between the ages of eight to 13, safety days are for everyone, and may be customized for a family audience as well.

Since 2002, CASA has helped to reach over 127,000 children and participants through Safety Day events across Canada.

The Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® was founded by The Progressive Farmer magazine in the U.S. in 1995.

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Measuring Our Impact

CASA has been involved with Safety Days in Canada since 2002. Here’s our reach.*

* numbers are cumulative from 2002 and do not represent exclusively unique individuals.

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Safety Days have taken place across Canada

Volunteer for Safety Days

Help keep our children safe by signing up to host a Safety Day in your community.

You’ll receive farm safety training with other Safety Day coordinators in your region.

“These Safety Days are all about trying to change the culture around safety. By getting these safety messages to children and youth now, we are setting them up to be safe from a young age.”

Glen Duck, Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Association of Agricultural Societies and Exhibitions and Safety Day Coordinator
Read more about Glen’s volunteer experience »

“A high percentage of our youth either reside on a farm or often visit a farm. If they remember just one item from the day, it can save a life.”

Shari Hinz, Executive Director of Safe Communities Humboldt & Area and Safety Day Coordinator
Read more about Shari’s volunteer experience »

Find a Safety Day in Your Community

Want to know if there is a Safety Day taking place in your community?

Buy or Borrow Teaching Kits

Are you looking for an interactive way to teach kids about agricultural safety?

You’re in luck! CASA maintains an inventory of teaching kits that cover the following topics:

  • Grain safety
  • Helmet use
  • Underground utility safety
  • Vision and/or alcohol impairment
  • Fire safety
  • PTO safety
  • Chemical safety
  • Animal safety
  • Hearing safety

There is no charge to borrow these kits. Simply cover shipping costs.*

Become a Member and Save

Be part of a community working to put safety first in agriculture. Stay abreast of safety developments in Canada while receiving conference and resource discounts.*

*Basic CASA members receive free, one-way shipping on Teaching Kits. Enhanced CASA members receive free, both-way shipping on Teaching Kits.