By Shania Sveinson
Shania is a Grade 12 student at Gimli High School who is spearheading Fair Trade Grad as well as rejuvenating Gimli’s Fair Trade Town Committee.
In 2009, the small town of Gimli, Manitoba (pop.6000) became Canada’s sixth Fair Trade Town. This was thanks to the dedication of a great group of people and the hard work of the Youth Community Partnership (YCP), a group of local students, along with merchants, political representatives, teachers and parents.
Over the years since Gimli was recognized as Fair Trade, knowledge about...