TORONTO, May 11, 2011 /Canada NewsWire/ - The Canadian Grocery HR Council (CGHRC) will be participating in a speaker session on the future of employment in the grocery, agriculture, and food processing sectors, at Growing the Food Continuum, hosted by the Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin, on May 12, 2011, in Guelph, Ontario.
Patricia Parulekar, Executive Director of the CGHRC, will discuss human resource trends, future needs of the industry, and services provided by the CGHRC. "We're participating in this initiative to talk about the demographics and impact that business trends will have on the labour market, and how we can help address these challenges together," says Parulekar.
For more information on the Growing the Food Continuum event, go to: http://www.guelphwellingtonlocalfood.ca/agricultural-and-culinary-events-in-the-region.
When: May 11, 2011 to May 12, 2011
Where: Delta Hotel & Conference Centre
Address: 50 Stone Road West, Guelph
Admission Price: $165
Where to buy tickets: http://www.workforceplanningboard.com/Food_Continuum_2011/Growing_the_Food_Continuum_2011.html
Established in 2003, the Canadian Grocery HR Council (CGHRC) is a nationally recognized, non-profit organization funded by the Government of Canada's Sector Council Program that brings together representatives from business, labour, education, industry associations, government and other professional groups to provide information and solutions in response to the food retail/wholesale industry's human resource challenges.
The following organizations are the members of the CGHRC: Loblaw Companies Ltd, Metro Ontario Inc, Sobeys Inc, Canada Safeway Ltd., Overwaitea Food Group LP, Coleman Group of Companies, Co-op Atlantic, UFCW Canada, Teamsters Canada, the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers (CFIG) and Association des détaillants en alimentation du Québec (A.D.A).