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Capilano University first heard about fair trade in October 2015 and our Food & Beverage Services Committee has been working hard ever since to ensure our campus food and beverage services offer Fairtrade certified products.

Food Services at Capilano University is provided by Chartwells, and we value their commitment and support in reaching our Fair Trade designation. Chartwells is positioned as a leader in the foodservice industry to influence the broader market to expand the availability of, and increase the demand for Fairtrade products.

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Kicking off the year in style, Wilfrid Laurier University celebrated its new designation, as Canada’s 20th Fair Trade Campus. To celebrate the new designation, the school hosted an open house on Jan. 25th from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at BYTE 75, the coffee shop in Lazaridis Hall in Waterloo.

"When we talk to the student body about sustainability issues, food consistently is top of mind," Tyler Plante, outreach and program coordinator in Laurier's Sustainability Office, told CBC News.

"It's something that is very tangible because they need to eat every day and we...

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Here at the Canadian Fair Trade Network, we believe that it is important to understand agriculture and how we come to see products on our grocery store shelves. Fair trade must be linked to this understanding, by meeting and talking with the actual people who either grow or make the products that we buy. Hearing from farmers and producers themselves, is therefore essential to understanding these systems and to changing them.

To support this understanding, the CFTN organized our first Fair Trade Origin Trip to Costa Rica in November to help Canadians experience fair trade first hand...

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Want to impress somebody special this holiday season? Here’s a dessert that tastes even better than it looks, which is pretty incredible. With layers of rich hazelnut dacquoise and mocha buttercream covered in a silky layer of dark chocolate ganache, this is one cake that is sure to make a statement—any way you slice it.

Hazelnut Dacquoise

Prepare this dessert at least a day in advance.

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November 18, 2016 | Oka, Quebec. Celebrating the 10th anniversary of its World Shop, Oka High School has become the 12th Fair Trade School in Canada and the 7th in Quebec.

The World Shop at Oka Secondary School is a small social economy enterprise run entirely by high school students. It has been promoting fair trade for 10 years and was the first World Shop in Quebec, sponsored by Oxfam-Québec in 2006. Since then they have inspired the establishment of more than twenty others across Quebec.

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