This breathtaking monument is to be erected behind the
Clearbrook Library in Abbotsford, British Columbia.
The Golden Tree will be the first monument in
Canada that recognizes the important
contributions to society that
The Golden Tree Monument will remain in the community as a symbol for all Canadians that all working people are entitled to safe working conditions. The Agriculture industry ranks as having the 3rd most dangerous occupations. This Monument will act as a reminder that safety education and training should come first. -Charan Gill, CEO
Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS) Society
We are very honored to be part of the Golden Tree Monument project. We feel this mesmerizing piece of art will not only be a great tribute to the three precious lives lost in a farmworker van accident but also bring awareness about safety conditions for all workers. The monument will be an attraction and add beauty to the city of Abbotsford.
-Abbotsford Community Services
Until 1991, the farm workers in British Columbia had no rights and in fact were not even considered workers under the Employment Standards Act of BC. Thanks to the BC Federation of Labour, the call for a safer workplace for farm workers is being heard loud and clear. The Golden Tree will commemorate the continuous struggle for farm workers’ rights. -Raj Chouhan, NDP MLA