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  • Selkirk

    Selkirk, Manitoba – 2017 Fair Trade Town of the Year

    16 November 2018 by Ian Brown, Fairtrade Canada

    Continuing our series of posts looking at the winners of the 2017 Canadian Fairtrade Awards, today we’re looking at Selkirk, Manitoba – the 2017 Fair Trade Town of the Year, which recognizes Fair Trade Towns that highlight awareness of Fairtrade through the different program requirements and create successful public engagement for Fairtrade certified products.

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  • Neptaly & Claudio

    SDG 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production

    13 November 2018 by Ian Brown, Fairtrade Canada

    Continuing our series of blog posts about the relationship between the Sustainable Development Goals and Fairtrade, Goal number 12 is: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

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  • World Banana Forum

    Shaping the Future of the Banana Industry

    8 November 2018 by Jennie Coleman, Equifruit

    Usually, at the end of a big event, there’s a period of rest & reckoning once the “dust has settled”.  Last month, Equifruit hosted meetings of the World Banana Forum (WBF) in Montreal, but those looking for dust to settle with be sorely disappointed:  instead, picture a room full of people, from wide segments of the global industry, looking to collectively stir up and blow away dust from the way the banana industry has been operating for over a hundred years. 

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  • Cégep de Sorel-Tracy

    Cégep de Sorel-Tracy – 2017 Fair Trade Campus of the Year

    5 November 2018 by Ian Brown, Fairtrade Canada

    Continuing our series of posts looking at the winners of the 2017 Canadian Fairtrade Awards, today we’re looking at Cégep de Sorel-Tracy – the 2017 Fair Trade Campus of the Year.

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  • Mireille

    Fair Trade Feast - 2017 Fair Trade Event of the Year

    30 October 2018 by Ian Brown, Fairtrade Canada

    Continuing our series of posts looking at the winners of the 2017 Canadian Fairtrade Awards, today we’re looking at Brandon’s Fair Trade Feast – the 2017 Fair Trade Event of the Year.

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  • Discovery

    Discovery Organics – 2017 Trader of the Year

    25 October 2018 by Ian Brown, Fairtrade Canada

    Continuing our series of posts looking at the winners of the 2017 Canadian Fairtrade Awards, today we’re looking at Discovery Organics – winner of the 2017 Trader of the Year award, which recognizes a Fairtrade trader for their partnership with Fairtrade producers and their commitment to working with Fairtrade certified products.

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  • Ma Joaquina Garcia Molina

    SDG 3 – Good Health and Well-Being

    15 October 2018 by Ian Brown, Fairtrade Canada

    Continuing our series of blog posts about the relationship between the Sustainable Development Goals and Fairtrade, Goal number 3 is Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

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  • Vanessa D'Antico

    Vanessa D’Antico – 2017 Ambassador of the Year and Fairtrade All-Star

    10 October 2018 by Ian Brown, Fairtrade Canada

    Continuing our series of posts looking at the winners of the Canadian Fairtrade Awards, today we’re looking at a double winner – Vanessa D’Antico, who was the winner of the 2017 Ambassador of the Year award, as well as being named the 2017 Fairtrade All-Star.

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  • Óscar Ortiz

    Coffee: Black Gold and the Story of Exploitation

    28 September 2018 by Julie Francoeur, Fairtrade Canada

    As the second most widely consumed drink in the world, coffee culture has deep roots. With independent cafes popping up on every urban street corner and demand for high-quality beans on the rise, coffee has evolved into a multibillion-dollar industry. Here in Canada, 85% of Canadians aged 18-79 reported drinking coffee in 2017.

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  • Martial Quintero

    A week of celebration

    25 September 2018 by Ian Brown, Fairtrade Canada

    It’s a busy and exciting week for us here at Fairtrade Canada, with the launch of the International Fair Trade Charter, the third anniversary of the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals, the sixth annual Fair Trade Campus Week, and the first ever Gender Equality Week.

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