UFCW Canada

UFCW Canada

February 07, 2012 18:33 ET

Migrant Workers Family Support Fund-With All Proceeds Donated to the Families of the Workers Killed or Injured in the Hampstead, Ontario Tragedy

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 7, 2012) - A fund has been set up by UFCW Canada and the Agriculture Workers Alliance (AWA) to assist the families of the workers who were killed, as well as the workers who were injured in a horrific accident that took place in Hampstead, Ontario on February 6.

100% of the collected funds will be donated to the benefit of families of the injured or killed workers, who include 13 agriculture workers, as well as the driver of the colliding vehicle.

The AWA and UFCW Canada established the fund on February 7.

Donations to the Migrant Workers Family Support Fund can be made through PayPal at www.ufcw.ca/familysupportfund. Donations can also be made through the donor's preferred financial institution by direct transfer to the Fund's account:

The Migrant Workers Family Support Fund
TD Canada Trust
Account # 5221618
Transit # 1864

In addition to making a donation to the families of the workers killed or injured in the Hamstead tragedy, friends are also welcome to send their condolences to the families through a special memorial Facebook page: Hampstead Tragedy Memorial Page. The page has been set up to commemorate the workers who died or were injured, and to mark the tremendous contribution and sacrifices that farm workers - many of whom are migrants - make to our food supply and the Canadian agriculture industry.

UFCW Canada is the country's largest private-sector union, and for over two decades has led the campaign for safety and workplace rights for agriculture workers in Canada. In association with the Agriculture Workers Alliance (AWA), UFCW Canada also operates ten agriculture worker support centres across the country.

Contact Information

  • Agriculture Workers Alliance
    Stan Raper, National Coordinator
    416-523-0937
    sraper@ufcw.ca