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May 17, 2016 | Toronto, Ontario. The University of Toronto – Scarborough Campus has been designated Canada’s 15th Fair Trade Campus!!

UTSC’s Business Development office, Sustainability office, and Scarborough Campus Students’ Union (SCSU) spearheaded efforts to obtain the...

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May 16, 2016 | Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Quebec. École Secondaire Ozias-Leduc has been designated Canada’s 7th Fair Trade School, joining a growing movement from coast to coast.

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May 10, 2016 | Toronto, Ontario. The University of St. Michael’s College has been designated Canada’s 14th Fair Trade Campus, joining a growing movement from coast to coast.

The announcement comes just days before World Fair Trade day. An event was held at the university’s Canada Room 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...

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May 10, 2016 | Olds, Alberta. Olds High School has been designated Canada’s 6th Fair Trade School, joining a growing movement from coast to coast.

Olds High School is proud to be a member of the UNESCO Associated Schools network and as part of that mandate they have supported fair trade in many ways for the past 8 to 10 years. Olds High School has served Fairtrade certified coffee at many school events, taught about it in classes and sold fair trade products at parent teacher interview evenings.

The High School even wrapped up a recent social...

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In 1964, the global community gathered in Geneva for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. It was here that representatives from nations in the global south made a collective call for better and stronger commercial exchanges between northern and southern countries, asking for “trade, not aid.” In the decades since, fair trade has become one avenue with the potential to meet this request for stronger and more respectful trade partnerships.

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