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Edmonton, AB | April 19, 2017. It’s official! MacEwan has been designated a Fair Trade Campus. Joining the University of Calgary, MacEwan University is the second Fair Trade Campus is Alberta! 

The designation represents an opportunity to acknowledge the significant purchasing power that Canadian Universities have, and how changes in procurement have the ability to change the lives of farmers and producers in various countries across the world.

MacEwan Food Services transitioned to serving Fairtrade coffee and tea in all non-franchised locations and on all...

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The Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada (CDF) is appealing to supporters to assist members of Peru's co-operatives affected by intensive flooding. As you may have seen and heard several regions of Peru are in a state of emergency due to excessive rains caused by the El Niño phenomena. The country has not seen rain like this since 1998, resulting in extreme flooding, the destruction of infrastructure, limited access to water (both potable and otherwise), death, injury, and the destruction of homes and crops. The rains are expected to continue...

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Montreal, QC | March 13th, 2017. It was with pride that the director of Polytechnique Montréal, Christophe Guy, and the chancellor of Université de Montréal, Guy Breton, announced their Fair Trade Campus designations at an event on March 13th, 2017. The two campuses unite with a national fair trade movement dedicated to improving the working conditions and living standards of farmers and producers around the globe!

Polytechnique Montréal named Canada’s...

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Ottawa, ON | February 15, 2017. Carleton University received its Fair Trade Campus Designation today. A ceremony was attended by Ed Kane, assistant-vice-president (University Services), members of the Carleton Fair Trade steering committee and representatives from Fairtrade Canada.

“This designation is part of our ongoing commitment to continuous improvement in Dining Services and across campus,” said Kane. “Our students told us through surveys that they wanted more fair trade options available on campus. As a result, we...

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February 14, 2017 | Welland, Ontario. To celebrate their LOVE of all things fairly traded, Notre Dame College School of Welland Ontario celebrated its new designation as Canada’s 13th Fair Trade School – 2nd in Ontario after nearby McKay Public school in Port Colborne. Notre Dame’s Fair Trade Club members decided to use Valentine’s Day to mark their new designation. From February 6th-10th, club members promoted and sold fair trade valentines for friends to send one another. On Valentine’s Day, 350 fairtrade flowers and 75 fairtrade...

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