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Regulatory Modernization

Protecting Market Access

What we do in agriculture matters and we all have a role to play.

Advancing our industry requires us all to do the right thing, demonstrate our commitment, and to communicate proactively about our growth.

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74 Farms Received FarmSafe Manitoba Support

In 2022-2023, KAP has extended safety support to 74 farms through its dedicated farm safety consultant, offering confidential services. This initiative is reinforced by outreach safety campaigns, which connect Manitoba producers to online resources and expert consultations. The KAP Farm Safety Council, comprising safety partners and commodity group members, ensures that farmers receive essential support and clear guidance on safety matters in Manitoba.

2022-2023 FarmSafe Manitoba Campaigns

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Thank you to the following program funding support partners:

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FarmSafe Manitoba First Aid

In 2023, in partnership with Manitoba Canola Growers, FarmSafe Manitoba delivered farm-specific first aid training to over 50 Manitoba farmers, free of charge. The focus of the training included: 

  • First Aid principles and the skills needed in life-threatening emergencies and/or common non-emergency farm-related injuries or illnesses

  • Recognizing when first aid is required and when medical help is needed

  • Recognizing the dangers and hazard at emergency scenes

  • Prevent injuries through proactive investigation and safety programs

  • Better understand the unique issues related to farm emergencies


This course certified all attendees as a First Aider 1 under Manitoba Workplace Safety & Health legislation and certification is valid for three years.


Labour Challenge

Canada faces a skills and labour crisis in agriculture, with a projected domestic shortage of 123,000 workers within a decade.

KAP Labour Priorities 2023

4Seasons Training
Participation of 20 industry staff and farmers provides a basic foundational knowledge on truth and reconciliation and is intended for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous learners.
KAP pays a yearly fee to CAHRC for access to this toolkit for KAP members. This toolkit provides a variety of tools to primary producers regarding employment standards and requirements. 
KAP has signed another MOU with Ag in the Classroom-MB to use KAP office and meeting space.

Expansion of the Career Promotion Program with a multi-year project Career Pathways Matrix pilot in conjunction with AITC-M, focused on linking together students and agriculture career pathways.

  • Provide secretariate services for the labour task force with key stakeholders and support the delivery of outcomes from the group, for example: vets, retention of workers, engagement strategies, advocacy strategies.

  • Continuing to develop synergies between all key sectors of Manitoba agriculture.

  • Facilitating access to agriculture for new Canadians, including engaging on the National Labour Workforce Strategy, Indigenous engagement, reforms to immigration and TFW policy.

  • Advocating and building awareness of labour issues, with a focus on policy makers, including work with government to ensure the provincial nominee program meets sector needs.

344 Environmental Farm Plan Certificates
Issued in 2023

KAP provides all of the direct administration and oversight support to the Manitoba Environmental Farm Program. Where this program comes to life though is in the hands of our dedicated farmers. The Manitoba Environmental Farm Plan isn't just a strategy; it really is all about helping you and your farm grow. It's a movement that resonates with the core values of agriculture. Together, Manitoba farmers are shaping the future by nurturing the land, fostering trust, and being stewards of sustainability. 

What our farmers are saying

As a farmer, I can proudly say that the value of the EFP program is immeasurable. It empowers us to make responsible decisions for our land, our families, and our communities, all while ensuring a healthy, thriving environment for future generations."

Colin Penner, District 3

Regulatory Modernization Outcomes

2021-2023 Roadmap to Fostering Value
Regulatory Modernization

  • Secure and maintain positive government relations.
    Meet frequently with all levels of government. Regular meetings/communication with Minister, Deputy Minister, Assistant Deputy Ministers and Directors within Manitoba Agriculture (MB Ag) and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) and other departments (as required). Active participation in consultations. Ensure strong farmer advocates are present to engage on key priorities.
  • Secure influential support coalitions to ensure unification on key issues.
    Create nimble, action and outcome focused committees that engage with key stakeholders. Build a strong KAP membership advocacy capacity. Develop sector wide coalitions (Examples: drought, labour and farm safety). Align KAP policy committees with key priorities to ensure members can contribute to timely policy development. Continue to expand commodity association membership in KAP. Committee work will include the identification and engagement of technical experts. Utilize committees to be proactive on emerging issues.
  • Educating governments on the opportunities and challenges of modern agriculture.
    Develop and implement positive advocacy and communications strategies: Identify and develop powerful champions and advocates to represent Manitoba agriculture. Identify and create fact-based position statements on key policy issues: Coordination of messages to promote awareness and synergies. Development of question-and-answer papers / talking points / fact sheets as issues emerge to promote common messages across key members, stakeholders, value chain and governments. Provide centralized access to information— consolidate available information where needed to make it most accessible; proactively disseminate to key stakeholders. Identify cross-over advocacy and awareness needs with other associations.

Additional Regulatory 
Modernization Activities

Delivering on Value

Canada Grains Council Member

Protecting Market Access

Membership in the CGC provides a platform for KAP to collaborate with other key stakeholders in the agricultural value chain, including grain handlers, exporters, input suppliers, and processors. By working together, they can advocate for policies and initiatives that benefit the entire industry. 


Examples of key issues include: PMRA transformation agenda and non-science-based decision making related to pesticide policy.

Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Crops

Sustainability Leadership

In 2023, KAP became a member of the the CRSC and provided support and feedback on Code 2.0. KAP is also a member of the Code 2.0 communications committee, which works to ensure farmers voices are heard at the table.

National Agri-Food Performance Index

Sustainability Leadership

KAP participates as partner for the development and release of the pilot project results for the National Agri-Food Performance Index.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Preserving Tools for Farmers

KAP strongly endorses the national variety registration system, emphasizes the need for a regulatory pathway for heritage and heirloom varieties, and supports efficient regulatory changes such as 'Incorporation by Reference.' KAP advocated for thoughtful regional restrictions, encourage CFIA to lead consultations on this issue, back a single national body for seed certification, and support additional training options for seed crop inspectors.

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