October 5, 2023

CNLA is a proud supporter and partner of the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC). It has provided labour-based webinars tackling such issues as dealing with labour agencies and using the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. CNLA also has staff and members who sit as stakeholders and represent our industry in projects the CAHRC works on regarding labour and agriculture issues.

Something we hear a lot about at CNLA is how the day-to-day of running a business can be challenging — especially for smaller companies without a dedicated human resource person on staff. With all of the legal requirements, policies and processes that are required, it is often a daunting aspect of running a business. CAHRC has made this a little easier by creating the HR Toolkit, which is free to access for CNLA members.

While the toolkit is currently farm-centric (it was developed with agriculture in mind), CAHRC is working to make the experience more inclusive for different types of businesses. In the interim, this tool is quite helpful if you simply substitute the word ‘farm’ for ‘business.’ Topics covered in the HR Toolkit include:

Worker performance 
Succession planning
Compensation and benefits
HR policies
Workforce planning
Workplace wellness
Health and safety 
Foreign workers
Diversity and inclusion

The toolkit is full of information, templates and learning modules. CNLA members can access the free HR Toolkit for one year by visiting hrtoolkit.cahrc-ccrha.ca, clicking the Subscribe Now link and entering CNLA in the Organization Name, and CNLAToolkit as the Discount Code.