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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!

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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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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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