Archive for June 2019

New Video: For My Community

We have just published the latest video in our Heartbeat international farm workers awareness campaign: “For my community.”  Did you know that the equivalent of one Canadian paycheck is equal to 8.5 pay checks in Jamaica (and many surrounding countries)? Workers often send their paychecks back home to support their families by paying for school and supplies,…

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Canadian Horticultural Council and Canadian Produce Marketing Association Recognize NDP Commitment to Payment Protection for Produce Sellers

The Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC) and Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) recognize the commitment made on Sunday by NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh to implement protection for growers selling to the U.S. and taking immediate steps to restore Canada’s preferential access under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA). “It is a very positive sign to see…

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New Video: The Unshakable Bond

We have just published the latest video in our Heartbeat international farm workers awareness campaign: “An Unshakable Bond.”  The bond between farmers and international farm workers relies on a sense of mutual trust and respect. Together, they take the time to get to know one another on a level that goes beyond the farm field – they…

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