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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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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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