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COVID-19 Resources for Canadian Agriculture Employers and Employees
March 26, 2020

COVID-19 Information and Resources for Agricultural Employers and Employees


With the swift and unprecedented impact of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on the agriculture industry in Canada, it can be difficult to navigate all the information and resources available to help you in this time of crisis. With the rapid increase in business closures and associated job losses, many employers and employees in the ag industry are trying to understand what assistance is available to them and how to access it.


Below you will find links to various resources for Canadian employers and employees to help guide you to the appropriate information and supports available. You will also find links to all major agriculture associations and organizations in Canada, as well as links to provincial and territorial government websites, to help you stay up to date on industry-related COVID-19 news and announcements.


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Canadian Government COVID-19 Information and Resources by Province and Territory



British Columbia


New Brunswick

Newfoundland and Labrador

Northwest Territories

Nova Scotia



Prince Edward Island

Quebec – English

Quebec - Français


Yukon Territory


Canadian Agriculture Associations and Organizations


4-H Canada

Agricultural Adaptation Council

Canadian Federation of Agriculture

Canada's Outstanding Young Farmers Program

Canadian Young Farmers' Forum

La Coop fédérée

National Farmers Union

Union des producteurs agricoles


Canadian Dairy Associations and Organizations


Canadian Dairy Commission

Canadian Dairy Information Centre

Canadian Dairy Network

Dairy Farmers of Canada

Dairy Processors Association of Canada

National Livestock Identification for Dairy


Canadian Poultry and Poultry Products Associations and Organizations


Canadian Hatching Egg Producers

Canadian Poultry and Egg Processors Council

Canadian Poultry Research Council

Chicken Farmers of Canada

Egg Farmers of Canada

Further Poultry Processors Association of Canada

Poultry Industry Council

Turkey Farmers of Canada


Canadian Plant and Plant Products Associations and Organizations


Canadian Christmas Tree Growers Association

Canadian Nursery Landscape Association

Canadian Ornamental Horticulture Alliance

Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss Association

Flowers Canada Growers

National Sunflower Association of Canada


Canadian Meat and Meat Products Associations and Organizations


Canada Beef

Canadian Meat Council

Canada Pork International

National Renderers Organization

Canadian Beef Grading Agency


Canadian Livestock-General Associations and Organizations


Canadian Animal Health Coalition

Canadian Animal Health Institute

Canadian Livestock Genetics Association

Canadian Livestock Records Corporation

Livestock Markets Association of Canada

National Farm Animal Care Council

Animal Nutrition Association of Canada


Canadian Livestock-Bovine Associations and Organizations


Canadian Cattlemen's Association

National Cattle Feeders' Association

Canadian Cattle Identification Agency

Canadian Beef Breeds Council

Ayrshire Breeders' Association of Canada

Canadian Angus Association

Canadian Blonde d'Aquitaine Association

Canadian Brown Swiss and Braunvieh Association

Canadian Charolais Association

Canadian Dexter Cattle Association

Canadian Galloway Association

Canadian Gelbvieh Association

Canadian Guernsey Association

Canadian Highland Cattle Society

Canadian Hereford Association

Canadian Limousin Association

Canadian Milking Shorthorn Society

Canadian Murray Grey Association

Canadian Shorthorn Association

Canadian Simmental Association

Canadian South Devon Association

Canadian Speckle Park Association

Salers Association of Canada

Holstein Canada

Jersey Canada


Canadian Livestock-Sheep Associations and Organizations


Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers Limited

Canadian Sheep Breeders Association

Canadian Sheep Federation


Canadian Livestock-Equine Associations and Organizations


Equestrian Canada


Canadian Livestock-Goat Associations and Organizations


Canadian Goat Genetics

Canadian Goat Society

Canadian National Goat Federation

Canadian Meat Goat Association


Canadian Livestock-Swine Associations and Organizations


Canadian Pork Council

Canadian Swine Breeders Association

Canadian Swine Exporters Association


Canadian Livestock-Alternative Associations and Organizations


Alpaca Canada

Alpaca Livestock Producers and Cooperators Association

Canada Mink Breeders Association

Canadian Bison Association

Canadian Llama and Alpaca Association

Llama Canada


Canadian Fish and Seafood Associations and Organizations


Aboriginal Aquaculture Association

Association of Seafood Producers

Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance

Aquaculture Association of Canada

Canadian Association of Prawn Producers

Canadian Albacore Tuna

Canadian Sablefish Association

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Geoduck / Underwater Harvesters Association

Groundfish Enterprise Council of Canada

Lobster Council of Canada


Canadian Organics Associations and Organizations


Canada Organic Trade Association

Canadian Organic Growers

Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada

Organic Federation of Canada


Canadian Honey / Syrup Associations and Organizations


Canadian Association of Professional Apiculturists

Canadian Honey Council


Canadian Oilseeds, Cereals and Grains Associations and Organizations


Brewing and Malting Barley Research Institute

Canadian Canola Growers Association

Canadian Forage and Grassland Association

Canada Grains Council

Canadian Grain Commission

Canadian International Grains Institute

Canadian Oilseed Processors Association

Canola Council of Canada

Flax Council of Canada

Grain Growers of Canada

Malting Industry Association of Canada

SeCan Association

Soy Canada


Canadian Pulses and Special Crops Associations and Organizations


Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance

Canadian International Grains Institute

Canadian Seed Growers Association

Canadian Seed Institute

Canadian Seed Trade Association

Canadian Special Crops Association

Canadian Spice Association

Canadian Sugar Institute

Pulse Canada

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Canadian Exporting and Marketing Associations and Organizations


Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance

Canadian Agri-Marketing Association

Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters

Canadian Association of Fairs and Exhibitions

Canadian Food Exporters Association

Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters

Fruit and Vegetable Dispute Resolution Corporation


Canadian Safety, Inspection and Standards Associations and Organizations


Canadian Agricultural Safety Association

Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian On-Farm Food Safety Working Group

Canadian Supply Chain Food Safety Coalition

Health Canada

Standards Council of Canada


Canadian Research Associations and Organizations


Agricultural Institute of Canada


Canadian Association for Food Studies

Canadian Centre for Agri-food Research in Health and Medicine

Canadian Centre for Fisheries Innovation

Canadian Faculties of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine

Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology

Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Canadian Society of Agronomy

CropLife Canada

George Morris Centre

Institute of Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods

International Institute for Sustainable Development

Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals


Canadian - Other Associations and Information


Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute

Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council

Canadian Association of Farm Advisors

Farm Management Canada

Fertilizer Canada

Canadian Food Industry Council

Canadian Health Food Association

Canadian Natural Products Association

Renewable Industries Canada

Halal Advisory Group

Natural Products and Agri-Food Network

Soil Conservation Council of Canada


Mental Health and Wellness Resources


During this stressful time, it’s important to maintain your mental health and wellness. If you feel overwhelmed by the impacts of business closures, job loss, self-isolation or quarantine, reach out right away and speak with a professional how can help.


Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Resources


Online Webinars and Workshops


Online webinars and workshops are a great way to stay engaged and advance your skills. is pleased to offer several industry-related webinars and workshops.


Professional Online Agricultural Webinars and Workshops