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4/26/2022 12:00 PM

In the Know - Mental Health for Agriculture Workshop (April 26)

When: April 26, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Via Zoom conference
To register, please email communications@ontariopork.on.ca

In the Know mental health training for pork producers and industry members will take place on Tuesday, April 26 from 12 to 4 p.m., as part of an ongoing education partnership between Ontario Pork and the Ontario Pork Industry Council.

Delivered by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) this course provides agriculture-focused education on topics including stress, depression, anxiety, substance misuse and conversations around mental well-being.

Spots are limited. Contact communications@ontariopork.on.ca to register – a Zoom link will be sent to registered participants ahead of the event.

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Upcoming events

  • Emergency First Aid with Level C CPR/AED certification (June 7) (6/7/2022 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM)
    6/7/2022 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Emergency First Aid with Level C CPR/AED certification (June 7)

    When: Tuesday, June 7, 2022, at 12:45 p.m. (in-person portion)
    Where: Rostock Hall - 4817 46 Line, Rostock, ON
    To register, please contact Donna Kaczmarcyk dkaczmarczyk@southwestvets.ca
    Cost: $130 for OPIC members; $185 for non-OPIC members
    View the pamphlet for this training

    **PLEASE NOTE, THE ONLINE PORTION MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO ATTENDING THE IN-PERSON PORTION on June 7th, 2022!**

    What to bring: your mask, a pen & kneeling mat or a small blanket for your knees when on the floor for CPR/AED practice if you wish.

    What to Expect & COVID Protocols - Subject to change

    **** MASKS ARE ENCOURAGED TO BE WORN ***

    • You will be asked to sign that you have done COVID self screening that morning. We kindly ask IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING ANY COVID or COMMON COLD symptoms you DO NOT attend training, we can reschedule, and no cancelation fee will be taken!
    • Instructor will be wearing a mask
    • Instructor will arrive 30 minutes prior to the start of class to complete set up for proper social distancing.
    • Each participant will be assigned a "square" and in that area there will be everything they need to accomplish the morning of the training 1:1 ratio for manikins etc. They will also each have their own cleaning/disinfecting solution as well as hand sanitizer. Frequent reminders of sanitization & cleaning breaks will be given by the instructor at various points throughout the day.
    • At lunch time all participants will be asked to leave the training area to allow the instructor to change over from CPR supplies to First Aid Supplies.  All First Aid Supplies will be one time use only and participants will dispose of them at the end of the afternoon. Training aids ie.epi pen trainers will again be a 1:1 ratio and will be sanitized before use and after use.
    • At the end of the day a verbal test will be given to solidify the training objectives have been met.

    Shared on behalf of Ontario Pork Industry Council (OPIC)

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  • Emergency First Aid with Level C CPR/AED certification (June 9) (6/9/2022 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM)
    6/9/2022 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    Emergency First Aid with Level C CPR/AED certification (June 9)

    When: Thursday, June 9, 2022, at 8:30 a.m.
    Where: Rostock Hall - 4817 46 Line, Rostock, ON
    To register, please contact Donna Kaczmarcyk dkaczmarczyk@southwestvets.ca
    Cost: $130 for OPIC members; $185 for non-OPIC members
    View the pamphlet for this training

    What to bring: your mask, a pen & kneeling mat or a small blanket for your knees when on the floor for CPR/AED practice if you wish.

    What to Expect & COVID Protocols - Subject to change

    **** MASKS ARE ENCOURAGED TO BE WORN ***

    • You will be asked to sign that you have done COVID self screening that morning. We kindly ask IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING ANY COVID or COMMON COLD symptoms you DO NOT attend training, we can reschedule, and no cancelation fee will be taken!
    • Instructor will be wearing a mask
    • Instructor will arrive 30 minutes prior to the start of class to complete set up for proper social distancing.
    • Each participant will be assigned a "square" and in that area there will be everything they need to accomplish the morning of the training 1:1 ratio for manikins etc. They will also each have their own cleaning/disinfecting solution as well as hand sanitizer. Frequent reminders of sanitization & cleaning breaks will be given by the instructor at various points throughout the day.
    • At lunch time all participants will be asked to leave the training area to allow the instructor to change over from CPR supplies to First Aid Supplies.  All First Aid Supplies will be one time use only and participants will dispose of them at the end of the afternoon. Training aids ie.epi pen trainers will again be a 1:1 ratio and will be sanitized before use and after use.
    • At the end of the day a verbal test will be given to solidify the training objectives have been met.

    Shared on behalf of Ontario Pork Industry Council (OPIC)

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  • Group Sow Housing Seminar (June 14) (6/14/2022 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM)
    6/14/2022 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

    Group Sow Housing Seminar (June 14)

    When: Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at 9:00 a.m.
    Where: Stratford Arden Park - Best Western
    To register, please contact Donna Kaczmarcyk dkaczmarczyk@southwestvets.ca
    Cost: $25 for Producer OPIC members; $50 for Producer Non-Members; $50 for Industry OPIC members; $75 for Industry Non-Members

    View the flyer for this event.

    9:00 am -- Registration

    9:15 am -- Morning Session

    • Understanding the Group Sow House Compliance CPE / Pig Code
    • Producers Profile on Group Sow Housing
    • Panel Discussions
    • Q & A 

    12:15 pm -- Lunch

    1:15 pm  -- Afternoon Session

    • Financial Market Impacts 
    • Packer's perspective on housing requirements
    • Producer Profile/Barn Tour
    • Q & A                                               

    4:45 pm -- Closing Remarks

    5:00 pm – 7:00 pm -- Social and Exhibitors

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