Charities across Canada are experiencing a variety of new operational challenges including a substantial decline in funding, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ag for Life is an organization that relies heavily on funding provided by individual sponsors as well as both small and large businesses in Alberta.
In an effort to combat the negative effects the pandemic has had on essential charities, CanadaHelps.org has launched it’s 6th annual Great Canadian Giving Challenge. The Great Canadian Giving Challenge is a national public contest to benefit registered Canadian charities. Every $1 donated to a registered charity in June via CanadaHelps.org, automatically enters the charity to win an additional $20,000 donation.
Ag for Life is seeking donors to support its rural and farm safety educational programs. These programs focus on significantly reducing injuries and fatalities, while educating families on safety protocols and measures to keep rural families and communities safe. Agriculture ranks as Canada's third most hazardous industry and poses many hazards for young children and adolescents. According to the Canadian Agricultural Injury Report, nearly 250 children younger than 15 were killed in farming incidents between 1990 and 2009, resulting in an average of 13 deaths per year. There are many potential dangers on the farm with the most common cause of fatality being injury by equipment such as motor vehicles, ATV’s and skid steers.
Ag for life provides specialized safety programming for individuals living in rural settings that face a unique set of challenges. These initiatives provide a variety of materials including safety precautions and measures, as well as important resources to further encourage healthy and safe living. This is particularly important during these unprecedented times where the COVID-19 pandemic has contributed to number of new challenges. Safety on the farm should never be overlooked, especially when it comes to the lives and wellbeing of our youth.
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