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September 17, 2018 | Biggar, Saskatchewan.  BCS2000 received their Fair Trade Designation, and they are ecstatic to be the first school in Saskatchewan to do so!  The Grade 6 class (2017/2018), along with their teacher, Ms. Diedra Whitell, worked very hard last school year to introduce BCS2000 to Fair Trade.  The school will be gradually increasing awareness in their area, and they take pride in the work that they are doing while supporting workers and producers in the Global South.

“Today we send our congratulations to Biggar Central School 2000 on becoming the...

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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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