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Canadian Agricultural Safety Association Executive Director, Marcel Hacault, announces retirement

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CASA Board commends Hacault on years of service

July 9th, 2020 Winnipeg, MB: After leading the team at the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) for the past 16 years, Marcel Hacault has notified the Board of Directors of his plans to retire March 2021.

The CASA Board will immediately undertake a search for Hacault’s replacement.

Hacault has lead CASA since 2004, spearheading the organization’s transformation from a safety grant administrator, to an organization that leads national efforts to improve agricultural safety across Canada.

“CASA has evolved into an organization that works with both provincial safety groups and private industry.  Marcel’s leadership has resulted in the establishment of provincial safety groups that directly support farmers.  His influence can be seen in initiatives such as the BeGrainSafe program, Back to Ag program, and the Canadian partnership with Progressive Ag Foundation in the delivery of Safety Days,” said Carolyn Van Den Heuvel, Chair of CASA. “Marcel has been a great ambassador for agricultural health and safety.”

“Having served more than 16 years as Executive Director, it is time for me to step aside.  CASA has been a wonderful organization to help lead and grow. I have enjoyed this job and the terrific people I have had the chance to work with.” said Hacault.

Hacault will remain in his position until March 2021, providing ongoing leadership and direction to the CASA staff while assisting with the transition planning as required.

The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and safety of farmers, their families and agricultural workers. CASA is funded in part through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a federal, provincial and territorial initiative and receives additional support from the agricultural and corporate sectors. For more information, visit www.casa-acsa.ca, find us on Facebook or LinkedIn or follow us on Twitter @planfarmsafety.

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