Local business recognized for their work with refugees

LEAMINGTON, ON, March 9, 2016 /CNW/ - Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister John McCallum today congratulated Highline Mushrooms as one of the winners of the 2016 Employer Awards for Refugee Employment for their outstanding efforts to help refugees settle in Canada by finding jobs and obtaining employment skills.

"I am very grateful for the leadership role that Canadian employers have played over many years to support the successful settlement and integration of refugees by hiring refugees, and encouraging their organizations to become more directly involved in the settlement process," said Minister McCallum.

"Highline Mushrooms is honoured to have been nominated and selected for the Employer Award for Refugee Employment," said Highline Mushrooms President and CEO, Glenn Martin. "We thank all of our community partners, including the Multicultural Council of Windsor and Essex County, for the tireless work they do in helping refugees settle in our community. We also thank all of our Highline family, a diverse group of over 1150 individuals from all around the world. It is only through your dedication and efforts that we have become the largest mushroom grower in Canada and are able to fulfil our vision 'To passionately nourish people, community and environment.'"

Winners were announced at the Employer Council of Champions Summit, organized by Hire Immigrants Ottawa, which brought together business, government and civic leaders to engage in a dialogue about the effective integration of refugees and immigrants into the labour force, and to celebrate employer excellence.

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