Since 1995, CASA has been supporting communities through the Canadian Agricultural Safety and Health Program (CASHP), a federal government-supported granting initiative. For almost two decades, CASA has worked with CASHP project recipients as they developed educational videos, course material, and even applications to help producers manage safety on the farm. The fund was designed to support the development of farm safety resources that contribute to health and safety across the country.
The 2012–2013 funding cycle marks the final installment of this particular successful program. This funding was made possible through Growing Forward, a federal, provincial, territorial initiative of the Government of Canada.
Since 2009, over $1 million has been distributed to over 50 projects via CASHP. These funds have attracted additional contributions from business or other partners, boosting project funding over this period to more than $1.8 million.
In 2012, seven projects received funding for over $160,000, with an additional projected commmunity contribution of over $160,000.