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Canada’s 7th National Fair Trade Conference will be held in Ottawa, Ontario this year. As the conscious consumer and global citizen movement continues to grow in Canada, the National Fair Trade Conference has become a key event that brings together civil society, business, institutional leaders, and government to learn, share and connect with sustainability stakeholders from coast to coast.

The Conference ties together international development and sustainability with better business practice and trade and explores how the fair trade grassroots, non-profit partners,...

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Humber’s support for Fair Trade started more than a year ago when a Steering Committee was formed to achieve Fair Trade Campus Designation at the Lakeshore Campus. With North campus now on board, Humber College is the first college in Ontario to have multiple campuses that are Fair Trade designated!

“Humber North has shown true commitment to creating a sustainable and socially responsible campus. As winners of the Fair Trade Campus Week All-Star challenge and now as Canada’s 35th Fair Trade Campus, we’re privileged to have such leaders representing our Fair Trade Campus community.”...

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Based on feedback from participating campuses after the 2018 Fair Trade Campus Week, the CFTN and Fairtrade Canada are organizing a webinar for Campuses this January 30th at 12pm EST.

If you are interested in baseline or silver designation, this webinar is for you! We have brought together a panel of individuals who understand the designation from all angles. We hope you will join this information-packed session. See below for full details:


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This holiday season, the student body of Pierre-Savard, a high school in Ottawa, treated its students to hot chocolate. This activity kicked off the 10 days of Christmas events leading up to the Christmas break. Keeping in the spirit of eco-friendly activities, students brought their reusable mugs to be served Camino hot chocolate and learn more about Fair Trade.

The student body, led by student Emanuel Lukawiecki, also hung posters and marketing materials for Fair Trade all around the school to raise awareness. In the spirit of commitment to ethical consumption, Emanuel brought...

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On November 10, 2018, 14 Canadians set out for Peru, to visit producers of coffee, cocoa, sugar cane, and bananas. Thanks in part to the funds raised during the Fair Trade Bake Sale in September 2017, we selected two students—one from McGill and one from University of Ottawa—to join us in Peru.

The trip provided an incredible opportunity to learn about agriculture, yields, pricing, premium use, processing, packing, export, and development. As our global economy shifts and our supply chains grow longer, these trips are invaluable. Furthermore, as we shift towards...

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