The Do More Agriculture Foundation
The Do More Agriculture Foundation is a champion for the mental wellbeing of all Canadian producers, and are changing the culture of Agriculture to one where all producers are encouraged, supported and empowered to take care of their mental wellbeing.
Agriculture is an industry with a foundation of deep rural roots, hard work, resilience, strength and community. In order to uphold that image, those traits can also be the industry’s weakness as they become barriers for speaking up and seeking help. Producers are among the most vulnerable when it comes to mental health issues. Stress, anxiety, depression, emotional exhaustion and burnout are all high among producers. By collaborating with the entire industry and those working to address the state of mental health in Agriculture, we can and will make a substantial impact!
Do More Ag operates under 3 pillars. As a Canada wide not-for-profit organization, these pillars drive our focus and efforts across the Ag industry.
Awareness, education and breaking the stigma. These are the first steps to making a real and lasting impact for our industry. We strive for an industry where producers understand what it means for them to be truly healthy.
Community is more than just a physical place, community is also a sense of belonging and being a part of something more. We aim to create a community where people can connect and also find resources that are relevant and accessible to them.
Research is the backbone to creating further resources and ensuring they serve our Industry. We want to ensure that more research can be completed in this field by supporting, sharing and funding present and future research projects.
All funds go towards educating the Ag industry on mental health, breaking the stigma that currently exists, creating a community of belonging, support and resources, as well as ensuring research in this field can continue.