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New video: Let’s celebrate international farm workers!

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We have just published our fourth video in our awareness campaign in celebration of international farm workers. View video Facebook Twitter LinkedIn YouTube Video description Sound on, volume up! If Canada has a heartbeat, that heartbeat is the Canadian farm. And the soul of that farm? Our international workers, helping Canadian farmers thrive for the…

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CHC and Canada’s Health Minister discuss key horticultural issues

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CHC representatives recently sat down with the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, to thank her for speaking at Fall Harvest 2018, and in order to discuss certain key issues currently impacting the horticultural sector. Items discussed The meeting focused on three advocacy priorities for CHC: Canada’s updated food guide needs to recognize the…

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CanadaGAP holds 2018 Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of CanAgPlus, the not-for-profit corporation that owns and operates the CanadaGAP® Program, was held on Thursday, December 6, 2018 in Ottawa. CanadaGAP program participants elected two new and two returning directors to the CanAgPlus Board. Congratulations to the following individuals: Mike Furi, Federated Co-operatives Limited Alvin Keenan, Rollo Bay Holdings Cathy…

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Selection Process for the President and Chief Executive Officer for Farm Credit Canada

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To ensure that Farm Credit Canada Council continues to effectively deliver on its mandate, the government of Canada is looking for candidates with significant management experience at the senior level in a major public or private sector corporation and with experience in strategic management and the implementation of modern corporate governance principles and best practices.…

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New video: What is the value of an international farm worker?

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The newest video of our campaign in celebration of international farm workers looks at the greater economic impact of the programs on our communities. Former mayor of Leamington, John Patterson, tells the story in his own words. View video Facebook Twitter LinkedIn YouTube Video description Every year, international farm workers pour about 18 million dollars…

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Show Me the Money: Labour Salaries as Foreign Aid

By Janet Krayden, Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) Producers often speak about the aid benefits of Canada’s Seasonal Agriculture Worker Program (SAWP) for farm workers and their families. And, due to the personal relationship farmers have with their seasonal employees, they have a unique, first-hand perspective to witness the ways the lives of their farm…

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