UPDATE: Due to concerns regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) the National Summit 2020 will be postponed to June of 2021. While we regret to have to make this decision, Agrivita and our partners feel that it is the responsible course of action to best prioritize public health and safety during this rapidly evolving situation.

Driving Safety & Productivity in Canadian Agriculture with Forum on Mental Health in Agriculture

The National Summit 2020 will build on the outputs of the National Consultation process of Agrivita Canada Inc., the Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture (CCHSA), and the Centre for Research and Expertise in Occupational Disease (CREOD). 

Vision: A new generation of knowledge and technology Turning the Tide of Injury, Death, and Illness in Agriculture in Canada.

Goals:

  1. Celebrate: 2019 - 2024 Canadian AgriSafety Applied Science Program
  2. Identify and Develop: New projects and partnerships for the Canadian AgriSafety Applied Science Program
  3. Knowledge Exchange: Most recent knowledge, concepts and views

Reception

Reception and Poster Session

Date: June 8, 2020 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for a celebration of the 2014 - 2018 Canadian AgriSafety Applied Research Program and launch of the new 2019 - 2024 Canadian AgriSafety Applied Science Program.

  • Cocktails (cash bar)
  • Appetizers
  • Casual dress

Where: Sheraton Cavalier Hotel | 612 Spadina Cresent | Saskatoon, SK

Summit

National Summit 2020: Driving Safety & Productivity in Canadian Agriculture with Forum on Mental Health in Agriculture

Date: June 9, 2020 | 9 am - 4:30 pm

         Check-in opens at 8 am

         Summit begins at 9 am

Where: Sheraton Cavalier Hotel | 612 Spadina Cresent | Saskatoon, SK

Accommodations: Available at a reduced room rate at the Sheraton Cavalier Hotel and can be booked, see link below.

      Morning to include: 

  • Opening remarks
  • 2019 - 2024 Canadian AgriSafety Applied Science Program Panel
  • Keynote Talks

     Lunch provided

      Afternoon to include:

  • Orientation to Hierarchy of Control and roundtable process
  • Rotating roundtable discussions
  • Wrap-up and concluding remarks

Roundtable Topics

The National Summit 2020: Driving Safety & Productivity in Canadian Agriculture with Forum on Mental Health in Agriculture will feature roundtable discussions focused on ten key priority areas of health and safety in Canadian agriculture in the context of the Six Steps to Safety. The topics will include the following:

  1. Stress, Mental Health, and Sleep
  2. Migrant Workers
  3. Inhaled Hazards and Confined Spaces
  4. Children and Older Workers
  5. Viruses and Infections
  6. Six Steps to Safety
  7. Cannabis Production
  8. Musculoskeletal Injuries
  9. Machinery and Injuries
  10. Ecological Transitions in Agriculture

Partners

Agrivita Canada Inc.

Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture (CCHSA)

Centre for Research Expertise in Occupational Disease (CREOD)