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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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COVID-19 Farm Programs and Concerns

BDO put together a task force of agricultural advisors from across Canada to identify the highest priority concerns from our clients. We want to help you through these changing times, so you can focus on ensuring quality Canadian food continues to be produced.

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Connecting Manitoba Business with programs and resources during COVID-19

Many businesses and not-for-profits in Manitoba are facing significant challenges due to COVID-19. If you're one of them, the Manitoba Economic Support Centre is here for you.

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Understanding Farm Financial Statements

BDO’s team of agriculture accountants have standardized the farm financial statement to serve farmers’ best interests. Efforts to streamline this process allowed us to develop a set of financial benchmarks as a way for clients to compare their results year over year to plan better for the future based on specific areas of focus.

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Budgeting Farm Machinery Costs

This factsheet provides a framework for calculating the total annual cost of farm machinery so that you can determine whether it makes economic sense for you to own a machine. The best source of information to budget farm machinery costs is your records.

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Machinery Cost Calculator

The Machinery Cost Calculator is an excel worksheet that contains a machinery cost calculator, cost charts, a factsheet on machinery budgeting, and a comparison worksheet that looks at machinery replacement options including purchase, repair, lease and custom hire. It also has a simple cash basis lease worksheet.

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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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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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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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Understanding and managing cash flow

A cash flow budget is an estimate of all cash receipts and expenses expected to occur during a specific period. Cash flow examines money movement, not net income or profitability, but it’s an essential part of financial management.

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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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Financial Ratios

Forming a clear financial picture of your operation is important. One way to get the information you need is to calculate your operation's liquidity, solvency and profitability – three measurements that will help you evaluate your financial situation.

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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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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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Animal Health Emergency Management Project

Enhancing Emergency Management in Canada’s Livestock Industry With consistent disease information, training opportunities, quality resource development, and collaboratively defined protocols, the AHEM project is helping to protect industry livelihood.

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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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CFIA Animal Biosecurity

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) develops national biosecurity standards, protocols and strategies designed to protect animal resources in collaboration with producer organizations, provincial/territorial governments, and academia.

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