Farm Credit Canada is providing the support to the Do More Agriculture (DMA) Foundation, a not-for-profit that was established early this year.
The funding will be used to facilitate mental health first aid training for producers and agriculture professionals in select communities across Canada.
The training is aimed at raising mental health awareness and will be delivered by specialists at no cost to the participant.
“Producers are among the most vulnerable when it comes to mental health issues,” said Kim Keller, executive director for DMA. “By collaborating with FCC and other industry partners, we are raising awareness of mental health and increasing the number of people certified to provide support in rural communities across Canada.”
Farm Credit Canada will also sponsor a session with mental health awareness speakers at Canada’s Farm Progress Show on Thursday afternoon (June 21)