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  • Flor de cana

    Be a Partner for Change - Support Fair Trade

    7 February 2018 by Torrye Mckenzie, Program Manager, Canadian Fair Trade Network

    Thanks to Torrye Mckenzie of CFTN for this guest blog about International Development Week 2018 – February 4 to 10th.

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  • AGROCOEX

    Changing trade starts with sustainable cities and communities

    5 February 2018 by Ian Brown, Fairtrade Canada

    The focus of Sustainable Development Goal number 11 is sustainable cities and communities. Increased urbanization as a result of migration from rural areas to cities sees increasing pressure on housing, energy and other resources. More than half the world’s population live in cities today, with over 800 million people living in slums. 

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  • Fairtrade and the Sustainable Development Goals – An Introduction

    9 January 2018 by Ian Brown, Fairtrade Canada

    In 2015 the United Nations adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) intended to transform our world – to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all by 2030. 

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  • Julie Francoeur

    Addressing our Connection to Child Labour and Modern Slavery

    13 December 2017 by Gabriela Warrior Renaud, Fairtrade Canada

    On December 9th, Fairtrade Canada led a joint workshop with World Vision Canada and Ontario Council for International Cooperation about "Addressing our Connection to Child Labour and Modern Slavery".

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  • Ben & Alysha

    Celebrating Fair Trade Weddings

    4 December 2017 by Ian Brown, Fairtrade Canada

    While many of you have attended public Fair Trade Events, such as festivals or conferences, did you know that private events can also be designated  as Fair Trade? This year saw the first four Fair Trade weddings in Canada, with three in Manitoba and one in Quebec. 

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  • Quito

    Fairtrade Canada Visit to Ecuador

    28 November 2017 by Ian Brown, Fairtrade Canada

    Three staff from Fairtrade Canada recently spent a fascinating week in Ecuador visiting a number of fair trade producers. 

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  • Ethical Bean

    Go Fairtrade This Holiday Season

    9 November 2017 by Ian Brown, Fairtrade Canada

    This holiday season your gift-giving and entertaining can have a meaningful impact beyond the immediate gratitude of your family and friends. Buying Fairtrade certified products to give as gifts or to serve to your guests can make a huge difference in the lives of families and communities in the Global South. 

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  • Halloween

    Trick or Treat Fair This Halloween

    24 October 2017 by Victoria Ross, Fairtrade Canada

    The only scary part of your Halloween should be your costume. Be sure to look for the FAIRTRADE Mark when shopping for chocolates or other sweet treats this Halloween. Buying Fairtrade makes a significant difference in the lives of farmers and their families around the world. 

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  • Bev Toews

    Bev Toews – Lifetime Achievement Award

    18 October 2017 by Bev Toews

    Social justice has been important to me for as long as I can remember. As a 13 year old, I led a school wide strike when my Junior High's school board did not renew the contracts of two first year teachers who students admired and respected. We weren't able to change the outcome but the action was very empowering. 

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  • Randy Hooper

    Randy Hooper, Discovery Organics – Fairtrade All Star

    12 October 2017 by Ian Brown, Fairtrade Canada

    In a series of blog posts, we are pleased to be showcasing the winners of the 2016 Canadian Fairtrade Awards. The Canadian Fairtrade Awards recognize exceptional Fairtrade supporters and are an opportunity to celebrate all of the great work done in the year by businesses, organizations and individuals.

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