MAKING WELLBEING A PRIORITY IN CANADIAN AGRICULTURE.

The Canadian Centre for Agricultural Wellbeing brings together national and global leaders in the agricultural mental health field to conduct cutting-edge research to develop evidence-based farmer-informed programming and education to address wellbeing-related challenges amongst Canadian farmers.

research

Advancing mental health research and program development with our national and provincial partners.

capacity

Building sector capacity and growth by using research and program development to foster resilience amongst Canadian farmers.

partnership

Solidifying provincial and national partnerships.

empowerment

Supporting and empowering farmers and agri-food workers to take care of their wellbeing.

Current PROJECTS

CATASTROPHIC EVENT TOOLKITS

FOR PROFRESSIONALS

IN THE KNOW

FOR POST-SECONDARY

NATIONAL WELLNESS PROGRAM

FOR FARMERS

Supporting Canadian agricultural well-being with grassroots evidence-based programming.

IN THE KNOW

A mental health literacy program designed specifically for farmers, their families and those who are involved and/or support the agriculture sector. 

Through this free, four-hour workshop, participants will cover the topics of stress, depression, anxiety, substance use and how to start a conversation around mental well-being. The workshops are facilitated by mental health professionals using ‘real-life’ examples from agriculture.

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

JUNE 5TH, 2024

10 A.M. TO 2 P.M. EDT (VIRTUAL)

JULY 8TH, 2024

10 A.M. TO 2 P.M. EDT (VIRTUAL)

AUG 12TH, 2024

10 A.M. TO 2 P.M. EDT (VIRTUAL)

OUR TEAM
Briana Hagen

Dr. Briana Hagen

CEO | Lead Scientist

Deb VanBerkel

Deborah vanberkel

chief programming officer

Marnie Wood

Marnie Wood

Chief Operating Officer

RESEARCH

EXPLORE THE LATEST FARM MENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH

COPING STRATEGIES USED BY FARMERS IN CANADA

This mixed-methods study explores the ways farmers in Ontario and Canada cope with daily farming stressors.

FARMING STRESSORS IN CANADA

This study provides a comprehensive exploration of farming stressors in Canada with the aim to inform avenues to reduce stress and/or boost the well-being of farmers.

“The Canadian Centre for Agricultural Wellness addresses the national infrastructure gap in providing mental heath research and evidence-based programming to Canadian agriculture, both preventatively and in times of crisis.”

- Dr. Briana Hagen

IN THE MEDIA

Minister MacAulay announces new investment in mental health support for producers

Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced an investment of up to $1.08 million for the Canadian Centre for Agricultural Wellbeing.

GOVERNMENT OF CANADA SUPPORTS FARMERS’ MENTAL HEALTH

Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food announced the federal government’s financial support to the Canadian Centre for Agricultural Wellbeing.

new centre is big step forward for farmer's wellbeing

Ground-breaking, landmark studies reaching back to 2016 by University of Guelph Prof. Andria Jones-Bitton revealed huge problems with Canadian farmers’ wellbeing.

WANT TO STAY IN TOUCH WITH US?

We’re working with farmers, for farmers. We’re continuously developing cutting-edge research to explore the farm mental health landscape in Canada and develop evidence-based programs to bridge the gaps we find. 

OUR PartnerS