Toronto – October 29, 2013 – The honourees for the 2013 UFCW – AWA Awards have been announced. The awards annually recognize and honour exceptional activists and organizations devoted to improving the lives of Canada's agriculture workers.
This year's presentation and award dinner will be held on Wednesday, November 6, in Toronto where the following four honourees will receive their awards:
- Community Category: Lorna Chandler (Alberta community activist)
- Labour Category: Mario Delisle (Secretary-Treasurer, UFCW Canada Local 501)
- Legal Category: Hastings Labour Law Office (Vancouver)
- Political Category: Honourable Jennifer Howard (Minister of Finance, former Minister of Labour, NDP Manitoba)
More on these remarkable honourees and full coverage of the awards in the November 7th edition of Directions.
Tickets for the UFCW - AWA Awards Dinner are still available (at time of publication). For ticket information, please contact the UFCW Canada National Office at (416) 675-1104.
In association with UFCW Canada, the Agriculture Workers Alliance (AWA) operates 10 agriculture workers support centres across Canada. Membership in the AWA has now surpassed 12,000 members, making it the largest agriculture workers organization in North America.