Program

Pre-Conference, Thursday, March 1st

10:30 - 11:45: Ethical Bean & Discovery Organics Tours (select tours during registration)
12:30 - 1:45: Ethical Bean & Discovery Organics Tours (select tours during registration)
3:30 - 5:00: *CFTN Annual General Meeting - Room 1600, SFU Harbour Centre (full details available here)
6:00-9:00: Casual Pre-Conference Drinks - Shebeen Whiskey House (212 Carrall St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2J2. Appies to be served, drinks and dinner to be covered on your own)

Friday, March 2nd

8:00 - 9:00: Light Breakfast (Teck Gallery Lounge)
9:00 - 9:45: Welcome (Room #1400-1430)
    • Councillor Raymond Louie, City of Vancouver
    • Mark McLaughlin, Simon Fraser University 
9:45 - 10:45: Keynote (Room #1400-1430)
    • Julie Francoeur, Executive Director, Fairtrade Canada
    • Xiomara Paredes, Executive Director, CLAC (Fairtrade Producer Network for Latin America & Caribbean)

10:45 - 11:15: Break (Teck Gallery Lounge)
11:15 - 12:30: Breakout Sessions:
    • How Change Happens
    • Supply Chain Transparency: Producers and Suppliers
    • The 2030 Agenda: The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's)
    • Fair Trade 101
    • The Food Trade Game: Interactive Learning
12:30 - 1:45: Lunch (Teck Gallery Lounge) - Origin Trip Photo Exhibit
1:45 - 3:00: Breakout Sessions:
    • Fair Trade Programs 101 – An Overview of the Fair Trade Grassroots Movement 
    • Supply Chain Transparency: Brands
    • Mobilizing to Promote Climate Justice – Where Fair Trade Fits In 
    • Fairtrade Certification: Understanding Processes, Systems, and Auditing
    • Youth Leadership, World Shops, and Civic Engagement
3:00 - 3:30: Break (Teck Gallery Lounge)
3:30 - 4:45: Breakout Sessions:
    • Authentic Brand Marketing
    • Fair Trade Schools: Finding Allies and Sharing Resources  
    • Promoting Sustainable Coffees in Canada
    • A Look at Labels: The State of Third-Party Certifications

   *5:00-6:00: Fairtrade Canada Members Meeting (Room 7000, 7th floor, SFU Harbour Centre)

5:00 - 9:00: Opening Night Social  (Steamworks Brewpub - UBER Lounge),375 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5C6)

Saturday, March 3rd

8:00 - 9:00: Light Breakfast (Teck Gallery Lounge)
9:00 - 9:15: Welcome (Room #1400-1430)
9:15 - 10:15: Keynote (Room #1400-1430)
    • Ali Imran Shabbir, Ali Trading, Fairtrade Sports Balls, Pakistan
10:15 - 10:45: Break (Teck Gallery Lounge)
10:45 - 12:00: Breakout Sessions:
    • Starting and Growing a Fair Trade Business
    • Public Engagement and Social Change
    • Gender, Canada's Newly Launched Feminist International Assistance Policy, and Fair Trade
    • Textiles and Clothing Roundtable
12:00 - 1:15: Lunch (Teck Gallery Lounge) - Fair Trade Fashion Showcase
1:15 - 2:30: Breakout Sessions:
    • Deepening Relationships with Producers
    • Fair Trade Campuses: The Power of Campaigns 
    • Sustainable Public Procurement: Aligning Values, Mitigating Risks and Shifting Markets
    • Living Wage/Living Income: New Developments in Fairtrade
2:30 - 3:00: Break (Teck Gallery Lounge)
3:00 - 4:15: Breakout Sessions:
    • Overseas Mining
    • Fair Trade Towns: Developing Strategies for Long-Term Engagement 
    • NAFTA Negotiations and Canada’s “Progressive” Trade Agenda
    • Sports Balls
7:00 - 10:00: Canadian Fairtrade Awards, hosted by Fairtrade Canada (SFU Segal Building - Founders Hall/Event Rooms 1200-1500 - 500 Granville street)

Sunday, March 4th

9:15 - 10:15: Light Breakfast (Teck Gallery Lounge)
10:15 - 10:30: Welcome (Room #1400-1430)
10:30 - 10:45: Break (Teck Gallery Lounge)
10:45 - 12:00: Breakout Sessions:
    • Food Service, Distribution, and Marketing Fair Trade Products
    • Engaging Elected Officials: Startegies and Best Practices 
    • Introducing a Modern Slavery Act in Canada

12:00 - 1:15: Lunch (Teck Gallery Lounge)

1:15 - 2:30: Breakout Sessions:
    • Fair Trade Handmade in Canada
    • Traditional International Development and Transitioning to Solidarity 
    • Technology and Fair Trade

Bull Frog Powered

Canada's 6th National Fair Trade Conference is bullfrogpowered with 100% green electricity.

This means that Bullfrog Power's generators put 100% green power onto the grid to match the amount of conventional electricity the event uses, displacing energy from higher impact sources. Across Canada, Bullfrog's green electricity comes from a blend of wind and certified low-impact hydro sourced from new Canadian renewable energy facilities. For more information on Bullfrog's green energy, visit www.bullfrogpower.com.

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