Feeding Your Future: Connecting Ontario’s Agri-Food Workforce | Ontario East

Feeding Your Future: Connecting Ontario’s Agri-Food Workforce


The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) has launched an initiative to address the unique workforce challenges and opportunities in the agri-food sector. To keep Ontario’s food supply chain strong, employers along the agri-food value chain need support to recruit and train workers for in-demand jobs across the sector. Feeding Your Future, a Canadian Agricultural Partnership funded project, is working to help agri-food employers connect with job seekers during COVID-19 and beyond.

The Feeding Your Future initiative is collaborating with partners to coordinate a job matching concierge service, Virtual Career Fairs and an informative webinar series. Visit ofa.on.ca/feedingyourfuture to learn more or follow us on Twitter @feedyourfuture.

To learn more about the project or to register for an upcoming Virtual Career Fair or Webinar, view Feeding Your Future’s employer toolkit: https://www.agcareers.com/feed-your-future/employer-toolkit.

Join OFA at the following upcoming events (Updated August 20, 2020):

Province Wide Virtual Career Fair
Date: August 25, 2020 from 10am-1pm
Job Seeker registration Link:  https://pheedloop.com/register/feedyourfutureontarioaugust/attendee/
Employer Registration: https://forms.gle/W4vyynB9WfWCSaQaA

Eastern Ontario Virtual Career Fair
Date: September 17, 2020 from 2-5pm
Registration Link: https://feedingyourfuture.ca/career-fairs/eastern-ontario/

Well-being During COVID-19: Supporting Mental Health in Your Workplace – Webinar for Employers
Date: August 26, 2020, Time: 10:00am to 11:00am
Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GmI-l0BDSpOrLZLNIYRVJQ   

The New Normal: How Industry has Adapted to COVID-19 and Looking Ahead
Date: September 10, 2020, Time: 10:00am to 11:00am
Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0EhVQK_ySnKG6qR5Z5ApNQ

Retaining Talent in a Competitive Labour Market: Improving Your Workplace Culture – Webinar for Employers
New Date: October 6, 2020, Time: 10:00am to 11:00am
Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6LX7Jny5RoC3BMCQr6VP2Q

Ask the Agri-Food Employer: Panelists from Field to Fork Share Their Insights - Webinar for Job Seekers
New Date: October 20, 2020, Time: 10:00am to 11:00am
Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Yfr_riNSTRqVI8crVuFnbg