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June 28, 2016 | La Baie, Quebec. École Secondaire des Grandes-Marées, in the Saguenay-Lac St-Jean region of Quebec, has been designated a Fair Trade School. They are the 5th school in Quebec and the 10th in Canada to receive this designation.

The school has had a long history working on such issues, with its focus on responsible citizenship. Students focus on ecology, pacifism, solidarity, respect for democracy and human rights, over their five years of high school. The school is also a UNESCO associated school, one of only a handful in Quebec...

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June 22, 2016 | Port Colborne, Ontario. McKay has become Ontario’s First Fair Trade designated School! The designation comes after a great deal of planning and preparation. The new designation was celebrated at a school wide event on June 22nd, and staff and students at McKay are thrilled to be a part of the Fair Trade movement.

Local dignitaries and community partners were in attendance as well as all members of the school community. During the ceremony, guests enjoyed world music, Fair Trade refreshments and snacks, and a formal presentation of what it...

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June 13, 2016 | L'Assomption, Quebec. Celebrations were held, a certificate was awarded, recognizing the school’s efforts to promote fair trade. The school has had a World Shop since 2009, with the support of Oxfam-Québec. Over the years, more than 250 students have been involved in this project. The store is run by the students throughout the year. The students also take the shop on the road, as they participate in the Christmas Market, which lasts a month. The aim is to educate students and faculty about fair trade.

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June 4th, 2016 | Chelsea, Quebec. The Municipality of Chelsea has been designated Canada’s 22nd Fair Trade Town, joining a growing movement across the country. There are now over 1,500 Fair Trade Towns in 32 countries around the world.

Through its Fair Trade Town designation, Chelsea, a community of 7,000 residents, is demonstrating its commitment to developing an ethical and sustainable approach by supporting local economies both at home and abroad.

The process started in November 2014, when a small group...

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May 24, 2016 | Toronto, Ontario. Trinity College has been designated Canada’s 16th Fair Trade Campus, rounding off a busy Fairtrade Month!

An event was held at the dining hall to celebrate the new designation, where a certificate was delivered commemorating this achievement. Students, faculty, and administration were in attendance, sampling Fair Trade coffee and chocolate and engaging in discussion with members of the Fair Trade Committee.

“Trinity College has led the way, introducing a range of fair trade products to its food services. In recent...

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