Tag: Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council

What the legalization of cannabis means for your farm

On October 17, 2018 there was a major change to Canadian law which is very slowly starting to ripple its way through workplaces across Canada. Farms are included in this workplace change but the question is are farmers ready for the change that is about to sweep over them? RealAg Radio host Shaun Haney dives… Read more »

Consultation Critical to Making Farm Labour Legislation Workable: Manitoba Farm Leader

Details of Alberta’s proposed farm workplace regulations have yet to be formalized, but it’s important farmers remain engaged in shaping what any rules look like, says a farm leader from another NDP-run prairie province. Bill 6 would subject Alberta farms and ranches to Occupational Health and Safety Legislation while making Workers’ Compensation Board insurance coverage mandatory for workers…. Read more »

New Initiative to Study Barriers to Women’s Advancement in Agriculture

Announced at the Advancing Women in Agriculture event in Calgary earlier this month, the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) is launching a research project called Supporting the Advancement of Women in Agriculture (SAWA). The federally-funded study will examine and address critical barriers to advancement that women face in the agricultural industry. “It’s going to be… Read more »

Finding Workers — Study Examining Ag Labour Market Across Canada

Finding people to work on farms is a major challenge in much of rural Canada. To understand the labour issues facing the ag sector, the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council is asking producers to complete a survey outlining their farms’ labour requirements. The Conference Board of Canada is conducting the survey on behalf of the CAHRC, seeking participation from… Read more »