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Join us January 20 and 22 in Eastern Ontario, in partnership with Do More Agriculture to engage and educate farmers and the agricultural community at large in support of mental health in rural communities.

Farmers are the backbone of our rural communities. However, our farmers are facing risk and uncertainty like never-before, from Mother Nature to changing markets and regulations, much of which is outside of their control. Public trust is now putting more pressure on farmers. A recent University of Guelph study shows farmers suffer from higher rates of stress, anxiety, and depression than the general population. This incredible stress is jeopardizing our farmers’ health and likewise, the health of our rural communities.

A variety of speakers with diverse backgrounds in Mental Health, Farm Business Management and Community Support will help workshop participants recognize the signs of stress and build the knowledge, skills and practices to gain the confidence to assist one another and build a local support network, while putting measures in place to support their own mental health.

Monday, January 20
8:30am to 3:30pm
North Grenville Municipal Centre
285 Leeds and Grenville 44
Kemptville, ON

To register, click here!

Speakers include:

  • Deb Vanberkel, Cultivate Counselling
  • Heather Watson, Executive Director, Farm Management Canada

Wednesday, January 22
8:30am to 3:30pm

Fenelon Falls Community Center
27 Veterans Way
Kawartha Lakes, ON

To register, click here!

Speakers include:

  • Martine Oliveira from AGS Rehab Solutions
  • Darrell Wade, Founder, Farm Life Financial