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May 31st, 2017 | Rouyn-Noranda, Qc. The town of Rouyn-Noranda has been officially recognized as a Fair Trade Town!

By resolution, the town invites its community to subscribe to the objectives of fair trade and the municipality is committed to contribute to the promotion of fair trade at the local level by encouraging the purchase of fair trade products. The city is accompanied in this designation by the Corcovado International Solidarity Center, which also promotes fair trade and international solidarity.

“I sincerely thank the leaders of the...

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Waterloo, ON | May 29th, 2017. St. Paul’s University College, in partnership with Watson’s Eatery, is proud to announce that they are officially a Fair Trade Campus!

St. Paul’s has been serving Fairtrade coffee and other Fairtrade products for years. They have also implemented other sustainable and eco-friendly initiatives. “Because we feel a strong connection with the core values of the fair trade mandate, we are continuously looking for ways to advance this ethic” Gita Bose, Food Services Unit Manager. She continues to mention that applying for the...

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May 24th, 2017 | Winnipeg, Manitoba. St. James Collegiate is so proud to be Winnipeg's 1st, Manitoba's 3rd and Canada's 17th designated Fair Trade School!

Our quest for designation began in 2015 when a group of students were inspired by classroom discussions surrounding sustainability and fair trade. The group of students came together outside of class and formed what is now known as the EcoJimmies, the St. James Collegiate sustainability group. Many of the EcoJimmies steering committee students were already actively involved in our school's Social...

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May 11th, 2017 | Barrie, Ontario Innisdale Secondary School in Barrie, Ontario has become the 16th Fair Trade School in Canada and the third Fair Trade School in Ontario. 

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May 9th, 2017 | Selkirk, Manitoba. The movement has taken hold in the City of Selkirk. Thanks to the tremendous support of local businesses, community groups and engaged youth, the city has officially earned its designation as a Fair Trade Town.

Selkirk Mayor Larry Johannson joined the entire city council in making the announcement at a special ceremony at Ecole Selkirk Junior High School on May 9.

“This is a testament to the great sense of social and environmental responsibility shown by so many people in our community,” the mayor said. “This really shows that...

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