The entire sector is working together now more than ever to ensure that food is readily available in Canada. There are evolving messages from different stakeholders. This page will host all the current information and links in one place.
Emergency planning resources including prevention procedures, pandemic protocols, health questionnaires, and safety notices for workers.
BCCGA will email the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) survey to all growers. Growers should complete this survey to help identify any issues caused by the COVID-19 outbreak that are affecting your farm businesses. Responses to the surveys will be integral as CFA works with the Federal Government to support Canadian agriculture. BCCGA will monitor the survey results to help identify issues in B.C. and support growers accordingly.
Beginning May 1, 2020 BCCMB started sending weekly updates to growers and industry stakeholders which are also posted on our website in the reports and orders section.
April 15 A-163 update and April 15 A-163 FAQ’s
April 8 BCCMB COVID-19 update to industry
April 6, 2020 Letter to Growers
March 27, 2020 Letter to Industry
March 27, 2020 Letter to Government of BC
March 20, 2020 Joint Letter to Farmers
***NEW*** Access to PPE for purchase for BC food producers and processors. Click here for more information.
***NEW*** May 26, 2020 The BC Poultry Association have advised BC poultry producers that they now have the option of going back to Green Biosecurity status if they would like to.
***NEW*** Agriculture Income Protection (Agristability) Program Deadline EXTENDED to July 3, 2020. Click here for more information.
On-Farm Food Safety Program Funding to acquire Personal Protective Equipment and other approved safety supplies for use at their facilities, to maintain a safe workplace and mitigate the impacts of COVID-19. Click here to go directly to the application.
March 31, 2020 Agriservice BC COVID update: List of essential services in B.C. during the COVID-19 pandemic.
AgriServiceBC : COVID 19 and Your Farm Business: information on COVID-19, letter from Minister Popham, resources for business as well as information to help manage stress and anxiety.
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Information: Mental health is an important part of your individual well-being and physical health. Mental illnesses are characterized by changes in thinking, mood, or behaviour. No matter how you are feeling, you are not alone. Call 8-1-1 any time of the day, any day of the year. If you are in an emergency, call 9-1-1.
Check COVID-19 symptoms online and/or download a self-assessment app
8 Domains of Well-Being Well-being activities that can be done within COVID-19 restrictions based around Peggy Swarbrick’s Model of Wellness (email@example.com)