Campaign updates

Updates on our international farm worker awareness campaign are provided below.

New video: Let’s celebrate international farm workers!

December 14, 2018

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

December 7, 2018

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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New video – Emotional statement about temporary foreign workers

November 19, 2018

We recently released our latest video in our campaign to celebrate international farm workers and to raise awareness of their importance to our industry. About the video Philippe Quinn, a farmer from Quebec, talks about the Guatemalans who work for him − especially Jose. It’s an amazing, heart-warming story full of generosity and love. We…

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First video launched in Labour Awareness Campaign – please “like” and share

November 9, 2018

“Without international farm workers, there would be no Canadian fruit and vegetable production.” CHC’s Labour Awareness Campaign is a celebration of international farm workers in Canada. Most Canadians never think about how food gets onto our tables, or the critical role played by the men and women who work in the fields and greenhouses. Our…

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Labour Campaign Update: Hot times in Southern Ontario

September 12, 2018

The weather in Southern Ontario was at it’s hottest when our HyperActive film crew visited; but what they found was really cool. In Chatham, they spent some time Truly Green Farms with Hilco Tamminga, the Operations and General Manager, where they met some of the international foreign workers – the people that come every year to prune, clip and harvest…

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Labour Campaign Update – Shooting Commences In Quebec With A Trip To Quinn Farm

July 19, 2018

Recently, Hyperactive travelled to Quinn Farm in Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot, Quebec, to interview owners Phil and Stephanie Quinn, and a few of their international farm workers. These interviews were the first of our production to be conducted entirely in French. Quinn Farm is a small, second-generation operation that harvests many different crops, including strawberries, blueberries, apples, and…

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Labour Campaign Update – Hyperactive shoots 3 farms in Southern Ontario

June 11, 2018

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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Labour Campaign Update – Video Shoot At SunTech Greenhouses

May 28, 2018

On Wednesday, May 9, CHC and Hyperactive initiated production on the international farm worker awareness campaign by filming at SunTech Greenhouses, near Ottawa. Owners Bob Mitchell, and his wife, Carmen, were very accommodating and generous with their time. They introduced us to their international farm workers and explained how important they are to the year-round…

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