LaSalle, Quebec | December 3, 2015. Cavelier-De LaSalle High School has been designated Quebec’s 2nd and Canada’s 4th Fair Trade School. The new designation was announced at an event at the High school on December 3rd.

“It is an honor to say that my school is a Fair Trade School! It’s a great feeling knowing that we can help people. This is a great recognition for members who have given their time and led with their hearts” Gabriella Popescu, President of the Magasin du Monde (World Shop) at Cavelier-De LaSalle.

“The undeniable commitment of students from École secondaire Cavelier-De LaSalle who have been involved in their Magasin du Monde (World shop) has allowed for fair trade to reach students, parents, teachers, and the school as a whole! Congratulations to students and to those accompanying them on this path” – Éric St-Pierre, Association Québécoise du Commerce Équitable (AQCÉ).

As Ban Ki-Moon said: “Young people donate their energy, ideas and courage to solve some of the most complex and serious problems facing humanity”. “In this sense, it is important to me to show my admiration for the outstanding work done by the students and the school as a whole in obtaining accreditation as a Fair Trade Designated School. Their determination to be part of the solution by supporting fair trade is most inspiring. Oxfam-Québec is proud of these committed young people who, in addition to exercising great leadership, have at their heart the building of a more just, more equitable and more inclusive world. Our sincere congratulations” – Geneviève-Gaël Vanasse, Coordinator – Programs in Quebec, Oxfam-Québec.

“I am very impressed and touched by the commitment of the students. Their energy and commitment translate into concrete positive outcomes for farmers and their communities around the world. Congratulations” – Mélissa Dubé, Community Relations Coordinator, Fairtrade Canada.

“The Canadian Fair Trade Network is honoured to congratulate l’École secondaire Cavelier-De LaSalle on becoming Canada’s 4th Fair Trade School. The hard work and dedication that has been shown, is inspiring” – Sean McHugh, Canadian Fair Trade Network.

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