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Employee Training Supports for Agri-Businesses

Article In response to COVID-19, the Agriculture Training Support Program helps employers in the food supply chain provide necessary training to new domestic employees.

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Recruitment and Retention Practices used in Primary Agriculture

CAHRC representatives visited and interviewed a number of agricultural employers across Canada. During the visits, the CAHRC representatives asked about the strategies and/or practices that the agricultural employers were using to attract and retain workers. The representatives also talked to a sampling of workers at each location to hear about recruitment and retention practices from the worker’s perspective.

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COVID-19 How to Protect Yourself, Your Family and Your Community

Find information about COVID-19, how to protect yourself, your family and your community and what to do if you suspect you have the virus.

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Food Safety

This page covers common questions about COVID-19 and food safety.

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Managing the impact on global supply chains

This webinar covers: - How EDC is monitoring the impact of the virus and its effect on global supply chains - How the virus outbreak will impact the global economy and which countries will be most affected - How to protect your company against the risk of not getting paid if your suppliers or customers don’t pay - How to get more working capital from your bank

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COVID-19 disruptions bring opportunities and challenges to food supply chain

The Canadian economy has been under a lot of stress. The first quarter Gross Domestic Product declined by 8.2% YoY, and the unemployment rate reached 13% in April. And there’s likely more negative economic data coming in the second quarter and household income will be pressured.

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The AgriRecovery Framework is part of a suite of federal-provincial-territorial (FPT) Business Risk Management (BRM) tools under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership. AgriRecovery is an FPT disaster relief framework intended to work together with the core BRM programs to help agricultural producers recover from natural disasters. The core BRM programs are, in part, designed to help producers deal with the income and production losses they experience when disasters occur. AgriRecovery cannot duplicate or replace the assistance provided by these programs.

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Promoting Wellness in the Workplace

Living with mental illness means not only making the effort to manage it personally, but finding ways to cope with how it can affect those who are in our lives. Some do not find the support they seek in the workplace and in certain cases, may even stop working due to the impact of stigma. This Workplace section aims to provide both employees and employers with the information and guidance they need to promote and support positive Mental Health in the Workplace.

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Healthy Minds, Healthy Farms

Over the past year, Farm Management Canada has been working with Wilton Consulting Group on ground-breaking research that seeks to explore the connection between Mental Health and Farm Business Management. The findings from this research reveal a positive correlation between mental health and farm business management and inform recommendations to support farm business management activities that positively influence farmer mental health as well as mental health supports that positively influence farm business management activities.

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Mental Health Resources for Your People During a Pandemic

Half of Canadians report that their mental health has worsened, according to a survey by the Angus Reid Institute, and one in 10 says it has worsened “a lot.” Almost half (44%) say they are worried, and 41% report feeling anxious. The question for business leaders: how can they support their people to stay not only productive but also mentally healthy?

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A Guide for Direct Sales to Consumers During COVID-19 and Beyond

During these unprecedented times, the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) recognizes that it is not ‘business as usual’. We hope to provide some support and guidance to help you continue to market and sell your agricultural products.

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What's Your Emergency Plan?

It’s more than COVID-19. Here’s why having an emergency plan ready for action is more important — and more achievable — than ever.

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Certificate Course in COVID-19 and the Economics of World food and Agriculture

This timely certificate course was designed to help participants to process and interpret all of that information through the lens of agricultural economics. Drawing upon information from around the world, we considered the links between COVID-19 and our agri-food system, both the direct links between the disease and the food system, and the indirect links between our risk management behavior and the food system.

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Pandemic (COVID-19) Tip Sheets

Follow the guidelines provided in these free tip sheets to help you with your activities during a pandemic, such as the coronavirus disease pandemic (COVID-19). Each document provides health and safety advice and best practices, for employers and workers, specific to each industry or sector.

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COVID-19 and Food Security

How is the pandemic affecting food systems, food security, and agricultural livelihoods? What role if any do animals play in transmitting the disease? These questions and more are covered in these answers to frequently asked questions, which are being updated as new information and analysis becomes available.

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Attract and keep the best employees

A typical retention strategy might include a series of perks and benefits – everything from profit-sharing to bonuses to vacation and housing incentives – but that’s often not enough to keep top talent, says Winnipeg-based HR consultant Michelle Painchaud, president of Painchaud Performance Group.

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Leading through uncertainty

How do we effectively lead when there’s no playbook for what we’re experiencing? Psychologist and leadership expert Dr. Georges Sabongui offers insight to help you navigate leadership during a pandemic.

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COVID-19 Safety Plan

Employers are required to develop a COVID-19 Safety Plan that outlines the policies, guidelines, and procedures they have put in place to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. This tool will guide you through a six-step process to help you create your plan. The tool is provided as a fillable PDF you can download and save with the details of the plan for your workplace.

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Did COVID-19 disrupt trends in Canada ag and food trade?

The economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic extend to all sectors of the economy. For ag and food trade, the long-term effects could be important as the COVID-19 pandemic has exemplified the fragility of food supplies that depend on imports. In response, several countries are developing their ag and food sectors to become more self-reliant.

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Establishing a Floor Price by Buying Put Options Video

This video explain the basics behind the many risk management strategies available that offer price protection for short hedgers involved in producing or selling grain and oilseed products. Farmers, merchandisers, grain elevators and exporters understand the impact that a decline in prices could have on their business. It is important that they at least familiarize themselves with various alternatives for mitigating this risk and protecting their bottom line.

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List of Canadian Crisis Centres

A list of crisis centres across Canada

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List of Mental Health Resources

A list of mental health resources, crisis lines and websites across Canada

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The Working Mind Program

The Working Mind (TWM) is an evidence-based program designed to promote mental health and reduce the stigma around mental illness in the workplace.

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Workplace Mental Health

This Workplace section aims to provide both employees and employers with the information and guidance they need to promote and support positive Mental Health in the Workplace.

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Business Risk Management Programs

Business risk management (BRM) programs help farmers manage risks that threaten the viability of the farm. They provide protection against different types of income and production losses.

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COVID-19 Financial support for farmers and food processors

A list of financial support resources from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Information and Tips on COVID-19

Information and Tips on COVID-19 from the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council

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Online Farm Safety Training

Online farm safety taining resources from the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association

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10 ways to connect people in your workplace

A common theme emerged across our group of Finalists this year: the importance of connecting people in the workplace. We know from our recent exploration of the employee engagement gap that making connections to people, purpose, work, and culture are important to creating engaged employees and happy workplaces.

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Guidance for the Manitoba Food Processing Sector

Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development (ARD) is aware of the concerns and challenges our food industry is facing to continue delivering a critical service to Manitobans for uninterrupted access to safe food.

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Tapping into the Local Labour Force During COVID-19

The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) has once again partnered with the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) to host a webinar focused on human resource (HR) management during this pandemic, more specifically, the tools and resources to tap into the local labour force.

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Workplace Safety & Prevention Services Guidance on Health and Safety for Agricultural Supervisors During COVID-19

This document proposes a set of resources, tips and best practices to help employers and employees prevent the spread of COVID-19 and work together to reopen the province.

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Farm & Food Care

Farm & Food Care brings farmers, agricultural professionals, related businesses, government organizations and other groups together with a mandate to provide credible information on food and farming.

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