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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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Gimli, Manitoba | Feb 19, 2016. Gimli High School, situated in the small lakeside town of Gimli, Manitoba, has become the 5th Fair Trade school in Canada.  Gimli High School has been actively involved in raising awareness and improving its own practices around Fair Trade since 2008.  Students of Gimli High School have been an active force in creating positive pressure within the Evergreen School Division and the Town of Gimli, which became Manitoba`s first Fair Trade Town in 2009, to take on the challenge of adopting and living out the values behind buying ‘fair trade’. ...

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February 2, 2016 – Sorel-Tracy, QC: Cégep de Sorel-Tracy has become Canada’s 13th designated Fair Trade Campus, and the first Cégep to earn the designation. 

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January 25, 2016 | Sherbrooke, Quebec. The University of Sherbrooke has become Canada’s 12th Fair Trade Campus! The University has been committed to supporting fair trade for many years, and has being doing so through its purchasing and public engagement activities. Today however, it becomes official! "As an educational institution, our contribution to the growth of fair trade is another tangible way to respond to the concerns of our students and staff about sustainable development, commented Alain Webster, Vice-President of sustainable development and Vice-President at...

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