OUR GOALS & MISSION

The Farm Line Support Service is a telephone support help line for farmers and rural families in Ontario.

Toll Free Helpline

Provide a toll free, confidential, anonymous, bilingual helpline that offers emotional support and referral service to farmers and rural families in Ontario.

Peer Support

Provide access to peer support on agricultural subjects, addressing issues and situations, ranging from financial to legal to personal, family and mental health.

Online Resources

The Farm Line Support Service offers On-Line resources to farmers and rural families in Ontario. This public resource is a directory of public services available in Ontario.

Volunteers

Dedicated trained volunteers are answering the incoming phone calls. All volunteers have a strong agricultural background.

OUR SPONSORS

Our Blog

Communication

Why Peer Counseling?

by Andy Fisher, Ph.D. Peer-counselling is counselling by non-professional peers, who together form a supportive community. We live in a society which in many ways isolates us and subjects us to norms of behaviour which Read more…

Stress

Strategies to Control Stress

Introduction There are many sources of stress in our everyday lives. Often these stresses are beyond our control. While it may seem simpler to ignore the stress, in the long run you’re actually creating more Read more…

Stress

Simple Ways To Manage Stress

As the stresses involved in agriculture continue to increase, farmers are forced to deal with many more difficult situations. Stress not only affects how we think or how we concentrate on things, but it also Read more…

Funding

The Farm Line Support Service is a not-for-profit organization, and was incorporated in 2004. Charitable status was received in 2005. The Farm Line Support Service is currently funded by memberships, donations, project funding and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. Collins Barrow, Chartered Accountant, handles the organization's finances.

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