Archive for June 2018

Funding is available to improve accessibility and safety in your workplace

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We wish to inform you of a current funding opportunity under the Government of Canada’s Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF). Your business or organization could receive a grant of up to $100,000 through the EAF program to improve accessibility and safety in your workplace for current or future employees with disabilities. The EAF program funds workplace…

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Safe Food For Canadian Regulations Announced

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Paul Glover, CFIA President; Rebecca Lee, CHC Executive Director; and the Hon. Lawrence MacAulay, AAFC Minister, at the SFCR announcement on June 13.

On June 13, CHC was present at the Safe Food for Canadians Act Regulations (SFCR) announcement by Ministers Lawrence MacAulay and Ginette Petitpas Taylor. For the past few years, CHC has participated in Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) meetings and consultations on the drafting of the regulations and recommended significant and detailed improvements to the…

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Labour Campaign Update – Hyperactive shoots 3 farms in Southern Ontario

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Last week, Hyperactive interviewed workers and farmers at three farms in Southern Ontario: at Wilmot Orchards, at Lingwood Farms, and at Schuyler Farms. They were able to see a variety of farming types and crops ranging from blueberries to asparagus, from apples and cherries to corn and soy. they also met workers from a number of…

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The Farm Game comic

Sample of comic strip.

Canadian farmers are under an ever-increasing amount of pressure due to changing government regulations and competition from U.S. and Mexican growers. Ironically, the federal government wants to grow Canada’s agricultural exports to $75 billion by 2025. It’s about time the government recognizes the mounting challenges currently facing growers and how difficult this target is going…

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