Recording-breaking turnout at Flowers Canada (Ontario) meeting

January 22, 2018
Written by Greenhouse Canada
Growers get up to speed on the industry's issues and challenges at the Flowers Canada (Ontario) Annual General Meeting.
Growers get up to speed on the industry's issues and challenges at the Flowers Canada (Ontario) Annual General Meeting. Flowers Canada (Ontario)
Jan. 19, 2018, Jordan, ON – With over 115 growers and industry professionals in attendance, Flowers Canada (Ontario) Inc. (FCO) made history at their 51st Annual General Meeting and Winter Event this year.

“This unprecedented attendance … was largely due to the interest by the Flowers Canada (Ontario) membership and other greenhouse personnel to hear Ms. Carol Vandenhoek, Managing Partner of Miller Thomson, address the significant changes brought about in Ontario employment law with the passage of Bill 148 and its significant impact on employer obligations,” confirmed Andrew Morse, FCO’s Executive Director.

Attendees were also brought up to speed on other key issues facing the industry.

John Gardner of Durward Jones Barkwell & Company discussed the financial implications of the new HR legislation and how the AgriStability program can help recover losses.  FCO's Water Specialist, Jeanine West, shared updates on the new Greenhouse Certification Training Program for exporting greenhouse-grown plants to the United States.

Attendees also caught a glimpse of the latest marketing initiative through FCO’s Marketing Director Dejan Kristan. Aptly named “Petals and Plates”, the program highlights Canadian flower production by holding a series of dinners in floral greenhouses and serving up locally sourced meals by local chefs.

For more information about the FCO and its initiatives, visit flowerscanadagrowers.com

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