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Ontario’s Greenhouse vegetable growers are committed to a transition plan for the TFWIRC

Leamington, ON – This week the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers (OGVG) learned that effective June 30, the City of Windsor will no longer lead the Isolation and Recovery Centre for Temporary Foreign Workers. OGVG would like to thank the City of Windsor for stepping up to lead this service at a time when it was needed most.

Ontario’s greenhouse farmers are committed to joining county leaders and other partners in the food and agricultural industry to ensure that a safe plan is in place for the transition /evolution of the isolation and recovery centre(IRC). Prioritizing the health and well-being of agricultural workers is essential but ultimately, it will take more than just OGVG to land on an appropriate solution.

“A healthy workforce is critical to maintaining the continuity of supply to Canadian consumers”, commented Joe Sbrocchi, Executive Director of OGVG.”

“We remain committed to evolving our response to managing the virus, while also tackling a growing number of challenges to protect Canadian’s access to affordable, fresh produce said George Gilvesy, Chair of OGVG.

About OGVG - The Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers (OGVG) represents approximately 200 farmers responsible for over 3,200 acres of fresh, nutritious, greenhouse tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers across the province. With farmgate sales of over $1 billion in 2019, support for over 13,000 jobs, a contribution of $1.8 billion to the economy and a consistent track record of growth, the sector is a valuable economic driver for the province.

For Media Inquiries, Contact:

Mr. Joe Sbrocchi, Executive Director & GM

Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers

T 519-326-2604 |1-800-265-6926

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