519 824-0809 Contact



March 24, 2017 - The WSIB is offering two complimentary Health & Safety Training / Support programs for owners and managers of small businesses. This is a great opportunity to receive instruction and support in designing a program for your business, either with ‘Building Health and Safety Awareness’  or ‘Building Your Health and Safety Program’ options. Further details including dates and locations are available by selecting the blue ‘Health and Safety’ book on the CFBA homepage:  http://www.cfba.ca or via the WSIB website and follow this path: Home / Employers / Health and Safety / Small Business Health and Safety Programs. 

Lunch & Learn Seminar - April 21, 2017

CFBA Members were invited to a complimentary Lunch and Learn seminar on Friday April 21st 11:45am – 1:30pm @Tacoma Engineers, 176 Speedvale Ave W, Guelph, ON. To view the PowerPoint Presentations, please click on the topic. Topics included:

Update on the National Farm Building Code
•Will Teron of Tacoma Engineers

Making Sense of Financial Reports
‘What a Manager/Business Owner Needs to Know’

•Jean Pritchard of BDO Canada

Health and Safety Regulations in Construction
‘What a Manager/Business Owner Needs to Know’

•John Sammut of IHSA (Infrastructure Health and Safety Association)


The following PowerPoint Presentations were delivered at the CFBA's 2017 Annual Conference held on Friday, January 27, 2017. Educational topics and presenters are indicated. We sincerely thank our supporters: 

Sherrard Kuzz LLP, Employment and Labour Lawyers are offering a complimentry seminar on the topic of Missing in Action: Managing Planned and Unplanned Workplace Absenteeism. DATE: Tuesday May 30, 2017, 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. LOCATION: Mississauga Convention Centre, 75 Derry Road West, Mississauga. Registration and further details available here.


Sherrard Kuzz LLP, Employment and Labour Lawyers are offering a complimentary seminar on the topic of Workplace Investigations: How to Comply with the Law and Manage RiskDATE:  Wednesday February 1, 2017; 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.  (breakfast at 7:30 a.m.; program at 8:00 a.m.) LOCATION: Hazelton Manor, 99 Peelar Road, Concord. Registration and further details available here.

BDO Canada is actively involved in farm communities throughout Ontario and is inviting all CFBA members to a complimentary seminar on key topics that would benefit those in the farm building community, increasing your understanding of issues relevant to the farm owner / agribusiness. Multiple locations and dates available from late Nov. to mid Dec. 2016. Click Here for more details on the Ontario Agriculture Roadshow

BDO Canada Ontario Agriculture Roadshow

Minimum Distance Separation (MDS) Seminars: The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) is pleased to provide the following invitation to attend one of several upcoming information sessions for the revised Minimum Distance Separation (MDS) Document and accompanying AgriSuite software. Seminar dates vary from mid-November to mid-December 2016. Click Here
Ministry of Ontario

 MiTek Canada: MiTek Canada and the CFBA recently partnered on a seminar to educate CFBA members about mitigating factors related to the corrosion of truss plates in high-humidity agricultural applications. The following is an information sheet created by MiTek to reinforce the information provided in the seminar.

Group Insurance Payments - Avoid Dangerous Employer Liability Traps - complimentary seminar hosted by Sherrard Kuzz LLP Employment and Labour Lawyers - September 28, 2016 - 7:30 - 9:30am - CFBA members welcome to attend. For details scroll to end of newsletter

Click Here

CFBA - Lunch and Learn Seminar - Truss Plate Corrosion -  April 26, 2016 - Industry understanding and recommendations for truss plate protection in agricultural applications
Click Here 


Update - Barn Features to Accommodate Modular Loading of Poultry
Recommendations for new barns and retrofitting existing broiler barns as recommended by Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), The Association of Ontario Chicken Processors (AOCP), and The Poultry Services Association (PSA) effective June 16, 2016. 
Click Here 

This is the story of an historic turnaround: the transformation of Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board into a fiscally sustainable and accountable organization that is more responsive to the needs of injured workers, employers and our economy.
Click Here

Evolution of Farm Buildings Presentation

Evolution of Farm Buildings
A look back at 25 years of agricultural building design and what has changed! A historical review of agricultural construction and an open forum discussion on what the future holds. 
Click Here


HR Seminar
Navigating the risks of Interns, Volunteers, Temps and Student Employees
Click Here

Office of the Employer Adviser

The following PowerPoint Presentations were delivered at the CFBA's 2016 Annual Conference held on January 29, 2016. Educational topics and presenters are indicated. We sincerely thank our supporters:

Farm Lighting & Energy Incentives
Steve Clarke

Construction Law: Drafting of Contracts
Lianne J. Armstrong
Lerners LLP


Evolution of Agricultural Buildings:
A Historic Review, Current and Future Considerations

Steven Adema, P.Eng.
Principal, Tacoma Engineers


Advances in Laser and GPS for Construction
Dan Hendriks, Geoshack

Farm Structures: Leassons Learned & Opportunities for Improvement
Steve Beadle, P.Eng.

Reform of the Construction Lien Act
Ted Dreyer, Madorin, Snyder LLP
Barristers and Solicitors

Certificate of Recognition
John Sammut