Sean is the founder and Executive Director of the Canadian Fair Trade Network (CFTN). Sean’s passion for global sustainability, grew out of international travel (2004-2009) and time spent working in Kenya. Sean moved back to Vancouver in 2009, and got involved with Fair Trade Vancouver, helping the city become Canada’s 11th Fair Trade Designated Town. Sean later became the organizations Executive Director, where his work included working with the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University in their becoming Canada’s 1st and 2nd Fair Trade Designated Campuses. In 2011, Sean founded the Canadian Fair Trade Network, as an effort to build a stronger, more organized social movement in Canada. Sean has overseen the expansion of numerous programs, has led five national conferences, and developed and grown the organizations bi-annual publication, Fair Trade Magazine. Sean represents Canada on the International Fair Trade Towns Committee, sits on the Trade 4 Sustainable Development Stakeholder Advisory Committee, and the Good Food Challenge Advisory Committee.
Torrye McKenzie - Program Manager
Torrye lives on Vancouver Island and works for the Canadian Fair Trade Network as their Fair Trade Programs Coordinator. In 2012, she started working as a Campus Food Strategy Coordinator with Meal Exchange leading social justice projects in northern British Columbia focused around waste reduction, food security, and local and sustainable food procurement. Torrye first joined the fair trade movement when she helped the University of Northern British Columbia secure its Fair Trade Campus Designation in 2015. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Studies from the University of Northern British Columbia and looks forward to continuing to take an active role in creating a just and sustainable food system through her postgraduate work, education, and interests.
Erik Johnson - Editor, Designer, Fair Trade Magazine Lead
Erik is a self-employed writer, editor, and print designer whose love for fair trade coffee helps fuel his contributions to a variety of print and online publishing projects. His diverse editing experience includes working with plays, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, ad copy, technical reports, and magazines. For Fair Trade Magazine, Erik was involved from the outset, copy-editing and proofreading the first issue. Since, he has enjoyed seeing his role expand, taking on a gamut of production tasks, from feature writing to page layout and everything in between.
Emma Moss - Fundraising Coordinator
Emma is a recent graduate from the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie where her research was focused on international human rights, labour law and trade policy. Her interest in these areas led to her involvement with Fair Trade and the CFTN while completing her law degree. Emma was a presenter at the 2017 CFTN Conference on Trade Policy and will continue to work with the organization in Vancouver on funding, federal engagement and policy reform. Emma has spent time working with non-profits and community organizations committed to equality and human rights in both Vancouver and Halifax, as well as with the Halifax Refugee Clinic. Emma also holds a BA in Psychology and Greek and Roman Studies from the University of Victoria.
Bryce Tarling - Editor