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Fair Trade, local food systems, and environmental sustainability all have an increasing presence in today’s world. But for consumers, deciding what to buy, who to support, and for which reasons are just some of the issues that can arise among people concerned for the well-being of future generations. Canadian students, however, are quite clear on these concepts. In fact, their progress towards Fair Trade Campus designation has made them an integral part of the Fair Trade movement.

Fair Trade is a movement that puts social and environmental standards in place to protect producers and...

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Fair Trade Vancouver (FTV) has made many impacts in Canada. Within the last three years, the organization has become a resource for talent and expertise in many issues relating to Fair Trade. 

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What distinguishes FTV — aside from overwhelming support from community businesses and organizations — can be measured in the depth of its achievements. Recognition has always been a strategic goal in increasing awareness and uptake of support for Fair Trade.

But publicity is only one of many goals for FTV. According to...

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Make Poverty History Edmonton, Fairtrade Edmonton Team

In recent years, Fair Trade has gained popularity amongst Edmontonians. The whirlwind of dedication originally began with the excitement and cooperation of enthused individuals, businesses, faith groups, and communities, which initially stirred interest within the city. Thus the word spread, and with it hope that one day Edmonton would receive its Fair Trade designation.

The past three years we’ve overcome many difficulties and made many...

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The Fairtrade system represents more than just certification; it’s part of a dynamic relationship that is continually evolving. To consumers the label may look the same, but underlying it is a system of constant change.

One of the more recent developments was a decision to increase producer representation within the General Assembly of Fairtrade International. The members voted
unanimously in October 2011 to abandon the “one member, one vote” model that had been used in favour of one in which ...

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Walk into any 7-Eleven in the country and you’ll see floor-to-ceiling posters within the store windows, advertising Fairtrade certified coffee from the Doi Chaang Coffee Company. The posters go match the tent cards set up around coffee stations and coffee cups that also sport the Doi Chaang brand.

If there was ever any argument that Fair Trade needs to be expensive, it’s been tossed out with the morning’s spent coffee grinds.It’s all part of 7-Eleven’s World Roast Program that aims to introduce quality blends of coffee from around the world and expand the credibility of the...

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