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In 1964, the global community gathered in Geneva for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. It was here that representatives from nations in the global south made a collective call for better and stronger commercial exchanges between northern and southern countries, asking for “trade, not aid.” In the decades since, fair trade has become one avenue with the potential to meet this request for stronger and more respectful trade partnerships.

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Gimli, Manitoba | Feb 19, 2016. Gimli High School, situated in the small lakeside town of Gimli, Manitoba, has become the 5th Fair Trade school in Canada.  Gimli High School has been actively involved in raising awareness and improving its own practices around Fair Trade since 2008.  Students of Gimli High School have been an active force in creating positive pressure within the Evergreen School Division and the Town of Gimli, which became Manitoba`s first Fair Trade Town in 2009, to take on the challenge of adopting and living out the values behind buying ‘fair trade’. ...

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February 2, 2016 – Sorel-Tracy, QC: Cégep de Sorel-Tracy has become Canada’s 13th designated Fair Trade Campus, and the first Cégep to earn the designation. 

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January 25, 2016 | Sherbrooke, Quebec. The University of Sherbrooke has become Canada’s 12th Fair Trade Campus! The University has been committed to supporting fair trade for many years, and has being doing so through its purchasing and public engagement activities. Today however, it becomes official! "As an educational institution, our contribution to the growth of fair trade is another tangible way to respond to the concerns of our students and staff about sustainable development, commented Alain Webster, Vice-President of sustainable development and Vice-President at...

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January 21, 2016 | London, Ontario. Conversations about fair trade began within the Western chapter of Engineers Without Borders in 2010, when the team set a clear mandate to work towards becoming a Fair Trade Campus. Since then, they have been running major awareness campaigns around campus such as Fair Trade Campus Week and My Fair Valentine. In 2013, support grew, as two important university partners - Hospitality Services and the University Student Council (USC) got onboard. In 2014, Hospitality Services...

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