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Join Fair Trade Manitoba, Divine Chocolate, and the Canadian Fair Trade Network for a one-hour webinar on the cocoa industry!

It’s Halloween soon, and everyone will be buying lots of treats! But do you know where your chocolate was made, and who made it? This webinar is meant to give a positive but realistic background on the cocoa industry, and to be a platform through which to share ideas and insights on possible alternatives to the dark side of Halloween. Some of the topics that will be touched upon include child labour, the cocoa harvest, chocolate brands, Divine chocolate’s co-...

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Ottawa, ON – Two weeks ago, the Arabica coffee price plummeted below $1 USD/lb for the first time in 16 years, closing at $0.975 USD/lb on August 20, 2018, on the New York ‘C’, a global indicator price for coffee. The ‘C’ has been consistently declining over the past year and half foreshadowing a looming crisis for coffee farmers.

On Monday, representatives from the coffee sector in Brazil and Colombia, the world’s largest producers of Arabica coffee,...

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Thanks to our partners Chartwells and Choices Markets, the CFTN has put together an Advocacy Fund meant to support Fair Trade projects and events with grants ranging from $100 to $500. We are excited to announce that Fair Trade Winnipeg is the first recipient of one of the Advocacy Fund grants! Congratulations to the team and to all Manitobans who work tirelessly to increase their town’s, campus’, school’s, workplace’s, and faith group’s commitment to Fair Trade.

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Student Korina Liversage from the University of Ottawa and a student yet to be selected from McGill University will be joining this year’s Origin Trip to Peru, taking place in November. Their trip will be fully financed by a fund put together through the World’s Largest Fair Trade Bakesale of 2017, in which both of their campuses participated. 

The fund, administered by the CFTN, is meant to support students in their learning journey about fair trade. As Korina...

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June 27, 2018 | Markham, Ontario. SBA received their Fair Trade Designation and are proud that their purchases are supporting workers and producers in the Global South. The school is the 3rd high school in Ontario, and the 1st school in the York Catholic School Board to become Fair Trade Designated. SBA has become a model Fair Trade school and they are excited to encourage more schools to join them in becoming Fair Trade Designated.

“Buying fair trade products is way for each of us, every day, to contribute to the building of a better, more fair...

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