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VISIT Nicaraguan co-operatives producing Fairtrade-certified coffee, cashews, sesame, and peanuts
CONNECT with producers and see the benefits of fair trade in their communities
GAIN an in-depth understanding of the complexities and realities of fair trade

LOCATION: Nicaragua

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October 12, 2016 | Montreal, Quebec. Pensionnat du Saint-Nom-de-Marie has become Quebec’s 6th Fair Trade designated School! They are joining a growing number of Canadian schools who are driving a powerful global movement for change by demonstrating a strong commitment to fair trade among its administrators, teachers, and students.

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St John's, NL | September 28, 2016. As the cornerstone event of Fair Trade Campus week 2016, Memorial University of Newfoundland celebrated their new designation as Canada’s 19th Fair Trade Campus.

“It’s great that student groups pushed for Fair Trade products on campus and that we are able to bring together the people required to make this designation a reality.  The Sustainability Office looks forward to supporting and promoting the program.” – Toby Rowe, Sustainability...

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September 22, 2016 | Mississauga, Ontario.  “Fair Trade”, declares Vicky Jezierski, Director of Hospitality & Retail Services at UTM, “is not just about providing products but about educating students about the social and economic issues from around the globe.”  Andrea De Vito, Assistant Director of Hospitality & Retail Services states that “as a post-secondary institution, we feel a responsibility to the students to make sustainability an everyday focus of their lives so that, when they enter into their careers, they can act with...

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The Canadian Fair Trade Network believes that connecting with producers firsthand is essential in changing how we think about and look at the products that we purchase each day. 

We believe that it is important to understand agriculture and how we come to see products on our grocery store shelves, given our global economic model. Fair trade must be linked to this understanding, by meeting and talking with the actual people who either grow or make the products that...

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