NewsMental HealthFirst Annual National Symposium on Agricultural Mental Health to Happen

    First Annual National Symposium on Agricultural Mental Health to Happen


    On March 8, 2023, agricultural leaders from across Canada will come together for the first annual National Symposium on Agricultural Mental Health (NSAMH), a Feb. 16 news release said.

    “This conference is an opportunity for knowledge sharing and a timely response to the needs of Canada’s farming community,” Briana Hagen, CEO and lead scientist at the Canadian Centre for Agricultural Wellbeing (CCAW), said in the release. “At a time when mental health, food insecurity and sustainability are top of mind for countries all around the world, leaders in the agricultural sector have taken an important step by coming together at the symposium, toward ensuring we take care of the people who grow our food.”

    The free, virtual symposium will be hosted by The Guardian Network, an Agriculture Wellness Ontario program run by the CMHA, Ontario, and the newly formed Canadian Centre for Agricultural Wellbeing (CCAW), the release said. The conference will start at starting at 8:45 a.m. EST on March 8 and run throughout the day.

    The release noted NSAMH will connect mental health groups, researchers, government officials and policy makers, members of Canada’s agricultural community including agricultural associations and producer groups, individual advocates, and most importantly farmers, to address the challenges and opportunities of the farmer mental health movement across the country.

    Registration is now open at

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