Schedule

Pre-Conference, Thursday, February 28th

10:00 - 11:00: Bridgehead Roastery Tour - Drop-in (Tour starts at 10:00am) - 130 Anderson St (at Preston), Ottawa.

3:30 - 5:00: CFTN Annual General Meeting | Full details can be found Here.

5:30 - 9:00: La Siembra (Makers of Camino chocolate) are hosting an evening dedicated to cocoa at their new warehouse. A chocolate pairing reception starts at 5:30, introductions and a film screening will follow at 6:30pm | Location: 250 City Centre Ave, Bay 132, Ottawa | *This event is now full

8:00-9:30: Drop in for a drink | Location: The Albion Rooms (Novotel Hotel Restaurant)


Friday, March 1st 

7:30 Registration table will open
8:00 - 9:00: Light Breakfast | Plenary Room #214
9:00 - 9:45: Welcome Notes | Plenary Room #214
9:45 - 10:45: Keynote | Plenary Room #214
    • Brad Hill, Fair Trade Consultant, Former Co-operative Group UK, FT Champion
10:45 - 11:15: Break
11:15 - 12:30: Breakout Sessions:
    • Crash Course on Fair Trade & Designation Programs | Breakout Room #209
    • Mindfulness in an Age of Burnout | Breakout Room #210
    • Retailing Fair Trade: From Niche to Mainstream | Breakout Room # 211
    • Trade 101: Beyond Comparative Advantage | Breakout Room #212
12:30 - 1:45: Lunch  | Plenary Room #214
1:45 - 3:00: Breakout Sessions:
    • Global Update: What's Working & What Can We Learn From| Breakout Room #209
    • The Anatomy of a Campaign | Breakout Room #210
    • Taking Your Business Deeper, Embedding Ethics Into Everything You Do | Breakout Room # 211
    • Bananas, bananas, bananas! | Breakout Room #212
3:00 - 3:30: Break
3:30 - 4:45: Breakout Sessions:
    • Fair Trade Schools | Breakout Room #209
    • Handmade, Fair Trade in Canada | Breakout Room #210
    • Federal Government Procurement: Mythbusting, How to Become a Supplier,  and Social Procurement Initiatives | Breakout Room #211
    • Climate Change is Everyone's Business: Working Towards Positive Impact on a Daily Basis | Breakout Room #212
5:00 - 8:00: Tradeshow and Networking Evening (Rideau Canal Atrium, Shaw Centre)

Saturday, March 2nd

8:00 - 9:00: Light Breakfast | Plenary Room #214
9:00 - 9:15: Welcome | Plenary Room #214
9:15 - 10:15: Keynote  | Plenary Room #214
    • Maude Barlow, Council of Canadians
10:15 - 10:45: Break 
10:45 - 12:00: Breakout Sessions:
    • Fair Trade Towns | Breakout Room #209
    • Living Wage / Living Income | Breakout Room #210
    • Fairtrade Apparel: Closer Than We Might Think? | Breakout Room # 211
    • Trade Policy: Embedding Sustainability & Fairness | Breakout Room #212
12:00 - 1:15: Lunch  | Plenary Room #214
1:15 - 2:30: Breakout Sessions:
    • Fair Trade Campuses | Breakout Room #209
    • MP Engagement, Campaigning and Getting Legislation Passed | Breakout Room #210
    • Social Media Workshop | Breakout Room # 211
    • Official Development Assistance: Recommendations from the FT Movement | Breakout Room #212
2:30 - 3:00: Break
3:00 - 4:15: Breakout Sessions:
    • Franchise Engagement Workshop | Breakout Room #209
    • Cocoa: From Bean to Bar | Breakout Room #210
    • Modern Slavery - Human Rights Due Diligence Legislation | Breakout Room #211
    • Fair Trade and E-Commerce: The Basics of Online Sales and Digital Marketing | Breakout Room #212
6:00 - 12:00: Canadian Fairtrade Awards, hosted by Fairtrade Canada (Lowertown Brewery, 73 York St, Ottawa, ON K1N 5T2)

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