Leadership Training Material

President Information

Secretary/Treasurer Information

Director Information

Board Governance Training

Board Governance Resource Document

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Preparing for an Election-Part I

Preparing for an Election-Part II

Conducting an Effective Meeting

How to run a successful virtual meeting

Running Effective Meeting Resources

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Association Resources

This is where you will find local/regional resources, such as the Secretary Handbook, Blank order forms, membership forms, etc.
Please contact the provincial office if you have any questions regarding any of the information provided here.

Strategies for planning a successful event

Mental Health Initiatives

The following training and referral services are available to for support:

  • Ontario Federation of Agriculture
    A 1-day training is being planned for Member Service Representatives in October 2018. The training is expected to provide an overview of situations that may arise, the spectrum of mental health issues, ways to listen and respond to people who are struggling, and ideas on agencies/individuals to refer members to if needs arise. The training will be in person and online by someone with a background in mental health and agriculture. Janine Lunn, OFA Capacity Development Coordinator, and Peter Sykanda, OFA Researcher and lead on the mental health file at OFA are organizing the training.
  • Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario
    CFFO has an Advice Centre on their website, a confidential telephone emotional support line and referral service to farmers and farm families. Farmers in crisis can call 1-888-451-2903 Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
  • Do More Agriculture Foundation
    Do More Ag is a not-for-profit organization focusing on mental health in agriculture across Canada https://www.domore.ag/about-us/ . They operate under three pillars: awareness (i.e. education and breaking the stigma), community (i.e. a place where people can connect and find resources), and research (i.e. supporting, sharing and funding present and future research projects).
  • Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
    Each regional office maintains a list of local/regional stress management resources.
  • Dr. Andria Jones-Bitton:
    Dr. Jones-Bitton made a very engaging presentation to the OSCIA delegates at the 2019 OSCIA Annual Conference, held on February 5-6, 2019 at the Four Points by Sheraton, Kingston, ON.

Four handouts that were provided at the conference are available here:

Dr. Andria Jones-Bitton's 2019 Conference Presentation slides

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8 Domains of Wellness Worsheet

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Wellness wheel worksheet

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Various supports for Farmer Mental Health

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