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International Development Week (IDW) is here! From February 4 to 10, 2018, individuals and organizations across the country are asked to engage others in learning about – and contributing to – efforts that empower and support disadvantaged communities across the globe. One particular effort could be using your purchases, investments, and policies to support fair trade and empower producers and workers across the Global South.

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Edmonton, AB | January 12, 2018. Today, the University of Alberta joined the ranks of nearly 30 post-secondary campuses in Canada that are designated Fair Trade Campuses!

“Congratulations to the University of Alberta in Edmonton, the 30th designated Fair Trade Campus in Canada. It is wonderful to start 2018 by welcoming the 40,000 students from the U of A to the family of fair trade supporters across the country. Changing trade starts with communities like yours making a commitment to support farmers and workers in the global South,” said...

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Toronto, ON | January 10, 2018. Humber College’s Lakeshore Campus is the first college in Ontario to receive Fair Trade Campus designation for its promotion of social and environmental sustainability and innovation. Recognized already as one of Canada's Greenest Employers, achieving the designation is part of Humber’s five-year plan to make its campuses more sustainable. 

The College received the Fair Trade Campus designation for its commitment to ensuring the availability of Fair Trade products, such as coffee, tea and...

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September 29, 2017 | Winnipeg, MB. Today the City of Winnipeg joins a global movement to drive social and environmental sustainability by becoming Canada’s 25th Fair Trade Town. The city joins more than 1,500 communities around the world as a supporter of fairer conditions and better wages for the farmers and workers who make and grow the products we import from the Global South.  

“Today is a day to celebrate. Achieving Fair Trade Town status shows just how many people in Winnipeg are committed to supporting the fair trade movement, which has improved...

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September 26, 2017 | London, ONKing’s University College is proud to receive Fair Trade Campus designation in recognition of its efforts serving 100% Fairtrade coffee alongside an offering of Fairtrade teas and chocolate. King’s becomes the latest campus to earn the Fair Trade Campus Designation from the Canadian Fair Trade Network (CFTN), Fairtrade Canada and the Association québécoise du commerce équitable (...

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