Worried About Access to Farm Labour? This Webinar Can Help.

Workers on a packing line in a greenhouse.

Access to migrant workers as a key source of Ontario’s agricultural labour is a current a source of worry for many growers, in light of the ongoing pandemic.

OFVGA and OMAFRA are joining forces to bring you 3 talks to update you on the situation and provide resources. So keep your calendars open on Feb 11th.

Pre-registration is required for this free webinar.

Access to Labour in 2021 Webinar:

WHAT: Organized by Stefan Larrass (OFVGA) and Kathryn Carter (OMAFRA), this webinar brings you 3 talks to help point to useful resources and provide current information on farm labour management and access.

WHEN: FEBRUARY 11, 2021 | 12 pm – 1 pm

HOW: Live event. Advance registration required. Click here to register

TALK 1. HR Resources for Farms from the Canadian Agricultural Human Resources Council (CAHRC)
Speaker: Portia MacDonald-Dewhirst
This presentation will provide useful information, tools and resources to help employers with the complexities of staff management responsibilities.

TALK 2. Labour Update for 2021 (SAWP & Ontario)Speaker: Ken Forth, FARMS
Ken will cover off updates on the 2021 SAWP/TFWP program and other relevant labour developments the Labour Issues Coordinating Committee is involved in.

TALK 3. Summary of Available Resources for Growers — Speaker: Stefan Larrass, OFVGA
This presentation will provide an update on resources available to growers to support their efforts to manage workplace safety in the pandemic.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, see the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention Sessions:  OFVC Educational Series site for more details.

Reminder – WSIB Webinar!

It’s not too late to register for the presentation “WSIB and COVID-19: Here to Help in the Event of an Outbreak”. This Webinar is happening Feb 10th from 12-1. See this post for more details.

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