Calgary Arts Academy Named Canada's 14th Fair Trade School

April 12, 2017 | Calgary, Alberta. Calgary Arts Academy has become Calgary’s 1st Fair Trade   designated School and the 14th in Canada! 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.

On the 12th of April, Calgary Arts Academy announced their designation to be the first Fair Trade School in Calgary. CAA advocates to create and engage a community around fair trade and citizenship values. CAA is a Kindergarten to Year 9 public charter school that teaches the Alberta curriculum through Arts Immersion, our own unique planning model.  Supported by our pillars, we prepare our students to contribute and lead in their communities.

“At Calgary Arts Academy we are very excited to reach our goal of becoming a Fair Trade designated School. Through the arts we not only learn curriculum, but how to improve the lives of others through service and spirited citizenship”. The CAA fair trade steering committee

"At a time when our societies are falling back on themselves, Calgary Arts Academy is transforming its children into committed young people who are open to the world and responsible citizens. And this is what fair trade is about: openness to others, solidarity and the awareness of being part of a global movement for justice and respect for the environment. Congratulations for becoming the 14th Fair Trade School in Canada." - Loïc de Fabritus, Project Manager for the Association québécoise du commerce équitable. 

“The work accomplished by everyone involved at Calgary Arts Academy is truly inspiring! It’s amazing to be able to witness such great commitment towards social justice and fairness. On behalf of 1.65 million Fairtrade farmers and workers, congratulations and most importantly, thank you!” – Mélissa Dubé, Outreach and Marketing Manager, Fairtrade Canada

“Very excited to acknowledge Calgary Arts Academy for their commitment to fair trade! The school is joining a growing number of 15,443 students who are educating their communities about the importance of fair and decent working wages for producers and farmers in the developing south. They are the first Fair Trade School in Calgary, and the 14th in Canada! It has been a pleasure working with them and I can’t wait to see how they promote fair trade through the arts. Congratulations!” – Sean McHugh, Executive Director, Canadian Fair Trade Network