The Workforce Action Plan Toolkit provides tools, templates, and guidance for Ontario's industry associations seeking to support their members in finding, developing, and retaining the workforce they need to succeed.
The agriculture and food processing sectors are the economic engines of Ontario, contributing significantly to GDP and employment in the province. Industry associations play a vital role in supporting these sectors by advocating for, educating, and connecting their members in various sub-sectors and regions.
Industry poised for growth. However, a lack of workers or workers without the right skills may hamper potential growth…
Given the sector's ongoing labour challenges, many associations are committed to helping their members address their labour requirements—today and in the future.
A toolkit for addressing sector workforce challenges
As part of the Labour Productivity Challenges project, the CAHRC developed a Workforce Action Plan Toolkit to help agricultural associations develop their own subsector workforce action plans.
The toolkit includes tools, templates, and guidance to enable associations to assist their members in finding and keeping workers and helping the workforce to adapt to emerging skills that will be needed in the coming decade. To start developing a workforce action plan for your sub-sector, download the Workforce Action Plan Toolkit
A framework for Ontario's agricultural labour market
In addition to creating the Workforce Action Plan Toolkit, the CAHRC is addressing the workforce planning challenges of the agriculture and food processing sectors by developing the Labour Market Information (LMI) framework.
This initiative, funded and made possible through the Canadian Agriculture Partnership, produced a framework of common terminology and best practices that can be applied universally to primary agriculture and food processing as well as different subsectors and regions. Learn more about the LMI framework and access the framework report here.