Principles & Values:

  • Agricultural Behavioral Health (ABH) embodies specific characteristics and needs of agricultural producers;
  • Agricultural producers and rural populations have unique cultural needs; Canadian Farm Stress Network believes:
    • there needs to be adequate supports for Agricultural Behavioural Health programs;
    • in having clear standards/best practices for services to farm communities;
    • in identifying, sharing, and partnering in research and statistical profiling of Agricultural Behavioural Health in agricultural communities;
    • in marketing awareness of Agricultural Behavioural Health.
    • in partnering with all stakeholders who have an interest in Agricultural Behavioural Health.

Vision Statement:

An organization that is recognized as the national leader in the field of Agricultural Behavioral Health (ABH) in Canada.2



Membership Information


Nova Scotia Farm Health & Safety Committee

P.O Box 550
Truro, NS.
B2N 5E3
Toll-free help line:
1-877-418-7555 or
902-893-7495
Fax: 902-893-0244
Email: hoegrl@gov.ns.ca

Mandate:
The Farm Family Support Centre offers free and confidential consultation and referral service for Nova Scotian farm families seeking assistance in financial counselling, legal services, goal-setting, interpersonal relationships, anger and stress management, psychological counselling, non-family dispute, resolutions, marriage counselling and children/teen conflicts.

PEI Farmer Counselling Program

c/o PEI Federation of
Agriculture
Farm Centre, 420 University Ave., Suite 110
Charlottetown, PEI
C1A 7Z5
Phone: 1-800-736-8006 or 902-894-8006
Fax: 902-436-4447
Email:jfrankmacaulay@
pei.sympatico.ca

Website: www.peifa.ca

Mandate:
The Farmer counselling Program is sponsored by the PEI Federation of Agriculture and the PEI Dept of Agriculture. It is a contracted service with 3 professional social workers/ psychologists. They provide a full range of short-term counselling (individual stress, marital, job conflict, mental health, etc.) for farmers and farm families who are members of the Federation of Agriculture. Confidentiality is maintained under the Professional’s Code of Practice.

Manitoba Farm & Rural Support Service

Unit 1, 217-10th St.
Brandon, Manitoba
R7A 4E9
Phone toll free:
1-866-367-3276 or 204-571-4182
Fax: 204-571-4184
Email: info@ruralsupport.ca
Website: www.ruralsupport.ca

Mandate:
The MFRSS provides information, support, counselling and referrals to farmers, farm families, and other rural Manitobans through our toll-free help line. We also offer in-person counselling, on-line counselling, outreach and education programs.

Saskatchewan Farm Stress Line

45 Thatcher Drive East
Moose Jaw, Sask.
S6J 1L8
Phone/fax: 1-800-667-4442 or 306-457-2377
Email: aginfo@gov.sk.ca
Website: www.agriculture.gov.sk.ca

Mandate:
To provide confidential peer telephone counselling, support, information and referral services that respond to the needs of rural people, families and communities. Whether it is information, conflict or crisis the first step is communication. Call before the problem becomes a crisis. We are people who understand the difficulties farm and ranch families face because we have lived the experience.



1 Agricultural producers are farmers, ranchers, immediate family, and their agricultural employees.
2 Agricultural Behavioural Health acknowledges the unique culture of agricultural producers (and their families), encompassing the social, economic, and environmental    preconditions that can influence behaviour and subsequently personal health and well-being , inclusive of mind, body and spirit. It also acknowledges the health and    well-being of the social/community network that supports the primary agricultural sector.