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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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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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