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Health & dental coverage for OFA members

August 27, 2015

OFA members are eligible for a wide range of flexible benefit programs to provide health and dental insurance plans to protect farm families and farm employees. Health and dental plans are provided through a partnership with CBA, a firm with more than 25 years of plan consulting expertise.

OFA members can purchase a group benefit plan for 20% - 30% less than our individual clients. Individual plans are also available for you and your family. Click here to learn more about plan rates and options.

Ontario farm businesses that have three or more employees working a minimum of 20 hours per week on a full-time basis (not seasonal workers) are now eligible for a small group insurance plan through OFA’s Insurance Program. 

Click to read OFA member testimonials on the group health and dental plan.

Visit Yvonne Hay, CBA Service Advisor at the CBA booth during Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show Sept. 15-17 located inside the OFA Federation House. Yvonne will be available to speak with members if they have any questions or would like to learn about the program. For more information, please contact Yvonne at 1-800-463-2555 or email memberservices@corpben.com.


Chrysler announces 2016 fleet incentives

August 21, 2015

Chrysler Canada has announced its 2016 fleet incentive program for OFA members. 

OFA members can now take advantage of exclusive savings on the purchase of new 2015 and 2016 Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram and Fiat fleet vehicles. These discounts are only available for fleet purchases under the OFA Chrysler Fleet Discount Program.

To successfully access the program, OFA members will need to: 
Provide their local Chrysler dealership with their OFA membership card, HST number and the OFA Fleet Administration Number (FAN) G4369.

OFA members interested in 2015 models can preview their savings using the 2015 OFA Fleet Discount Concessions list.

NEW! OFA members interested in 2016 models can preview their savings using the 2016 OFA Fleet Discount Concessions list


OFA Field Day 2015

August 19, 2015

Field work took on a different meaning last week for Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) staff and directors as we held the 2015 OFA Field Day. We took MPPs on a tour through apple and blueberry orchards and an apple packing plant in Durham region. The Field Day event was hosted by Kirk Kemp of Algoma Orchards and Charles Stevens of Wilmot Orchards.

The OFA Field Day event gives us the opportunity to showcase a slice of the diverse, innovative sector that drives the provincial economy. MPPs from all three parties attended including Agriculture Minister Jeff Leal, NDP Leader Andrea Horwath, NDP Agriculture Critic John Vanthof and PC Agriculture Critic Toby Barrett.

MPPs and staff were taken on a private tour and talk through these operations and learned about the way these two farm businesses add value to the economy, the consumer and the local community.

Standing out in the orchard provided the perfect backdrop to have conversations with politicians about issues that really matter to Ontario agriculture. We highlighted four topics that are on the minds of many Ontario farmers – energy rates, infrastructure support, farmland preservation and pollinator health.

For more details and photographs of the event, please read our latest commentary and view our OFA Field Day 2015 photo gallery.