POP: Saskatchewan Agricultural Health and Safety Network Funding
Res #: POP 7-12A
Responses Received: No
Departments: Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture
WHEREAS the Saskatchewan Agricultural Health and Safety Network (AHSN) currently provides services to at least 29,000 Saskatchewan Farm Families including the delivery of farm health and safety workshops and clinics as well as providing educational information; and
WHEREAS these services are invaluable to the health and safety of farm families and rural citizens; and
WHEREAS the SAHSN is running a funding deficit;
BE IT RESOLVED that SARM lobby the province to continue and increase the funding to properly address the ongoing needs of the AHSN.
Response from Honourable Bob Bjornerud, Minister of Agriculture:
The Ministry has committed $100,000 in support of agriculture health and safety for the province since 2001. In the 2012-13 budget, we have once again committed $100,000 for health and safety initiatives. The Saskatchewan Agriculture Health and Safety Network (AHSN) will receive $70,000 towards the delivery of farm health and safety workshops, clinics and educational information. An additional $30,000 will be provided to the Saskatchewan Association of Agricultural Societies and Exhibitions for the delivery of farm safety day camps targeted at youth.