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

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 community-informed programming and education to address wellbeing-related challenges amongst Canadian farmers.

guiding principles


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


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


Solidifying provincial and national partnerships.


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

our team

Briana Hagen

Dr. Briana Hagen

CEO | Lead Scientist

Deb VanBerkel

Deborah vanberkel

chief programming officer

Marnie Wood

Marnie Wood

Chief Operating Officer

The development of the CCAW addresses the national infrastructure gap in providing mental heath research and evidence-based programming to Canadian agriculture, both preventatively and in times of crisis. CCAW will provide leadership and partnership for grass roots, community-based organizations across the country to increase their positive mental health impact for farming communities.

The Centre will foster existing provincial relationships and explore new partnerships with other provinces and territories ensuring a national scope.

By networking and sharing resources through this outreach, the CCAW will eliminate wasted or redundant dollars and time.

| Dr. Briana Hagen, CEO + Lead Scientist