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

Meet the International Workers: Moses & Margarito

February 28, 2019

Moses and Margarito are two brothers who now work together on the same farm. However, this hasn’t always been possible. You see, Margarito cannot speak or hear. On a farm where teamwork and communication are so important, such a disability could be a show-stopper.   Several years ago, Moses was working as an international farm…

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New video: An essential workforce

February 26, 2019

We have just published our eighth video in our awareness campaign in celebration of international farm workers. View video Facebook Twitter LinkedIn YouTube Video description An apple grower from B.C. talks about how important his workers are to him. He has developed a real bond with them because they live close to each other and…

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Meet the International Workers: Felix Guzman Acosta

February 14, 2019

For Felix, being an international farm worker in Canada has been a life-changing experience for his entire family. He’s been coming to Canada to work for 28 years; the last 14 years have been in Leamington, Ontario. “I’ve worked with a lot of different crops, people and had the privilege to live with workers who…

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New video: Women as valuable team members

January 31, 2019

We have just published our seventh video in our awareness campaign in celebration of international farm workers. View video Facebook Twitter LinkedIn YouTube Video description These women are incredible. The sacrifices they make – travelling away from their families just to be able to offer them a better life – takes so much strength, courage…

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New video: Friends

January 16, 2019

We have just published our sixth video in our awareness campaign in celebration of international farm workers. View video Facebook Twitter LinkedIn YouTube Video description Our international farm workers may be far from home, but there are friends who care about their lives and families – these friends are found all across Canada. Who are…

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New video: The truth about Canada’s temporary foreign worker programs

January 2, 2019

We have just published our fifth video in our awareness campaign in celebration of international farm workers. View video Facebook Twitter LinkedIn YouTube Video description Shervin, a Jamaican who has been coming to Canada since 2009, wants to set the record straight about Canada’s temporary foreign worker programs. Please share As always, we believe these…

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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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