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    Changing trade means action on climate change

    19 April 2018 by Ian Brown, Fairtrade Canada

    With Earth Day coming up on April 22nd, we’re looking at how Fairtrade relates to Sustainable Development Goal 13 – take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts. According to the UN, “climate change affects every country on every continent. [It] presents the single biggest threat to development, and its widespread, unprecedented impacts disproportionately burden the poorest and most vulnerable.”

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    Changing Trade Starts With Gender Equality

    8 March 2018 by Julie Francoeur, Fairtrade Canada

    As today is International Women’s Day, we are focusing on Sustainable Development Goal number 5 – achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

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    2017 Canadian Fairtrade Awards

    5 March 2018 by Ian Brown, Fairtrade Canada

    On Saturday March 3rd, the 2017 Canadian Fairtrade Awards were presented to individuals, businesses and organizations to celebrate their achievements in the world of Fairtrade. More than 150 guests attended the ceremony held at the SFU Segal Building in Vancouver, in conjunction with the 6th annual Canadian Fair Trade Conference organized by CFTN.

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    Be a Partner for Change - Support Fair Trade

    7 February 2018 by Torrye Mckenzie, Program Manager, Canadian Fair Trade Network

    Thanks to Torrye Mckenzie of CFTN for this guest blog about International Development Week 2018 – February 4 to 10th.

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    Changing trade starts with sustainable cities and communities

    5 February 2018 by Ian Brown, Fairtrade Canada

    The focus of Sustainable Development Goal number 11 is sustainable cities and communities. Increased urbanization as a result of migration from rural areas to cities sees increasing pressure on housing, energy and other resources. More than half the world’s population live in cities today, with over 800 million people living in slums. 

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  • Fairtrade and the Sustainable Development Goals – An Introduction

    9 January 2018 by Ian Brown, Fairtrade Canada

    In 2015 the United Nations adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) intended to transform our world – to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all by 2030. 

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    Addressing our Connection to Child Labour and Modern Slavery

    13 December 2017 by Gabriela Warrior Renaud, Fairtrade Canada

    On December 9th, Fairtrade Canada led a joint workshop with World Vision Canada and Ontario Council for International Cooperation about "Addressing our Connection to Child Labour and Modern Slavery".

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    Celebrating Fair Trade Weddings

    4 December 2017 by Ian Brown, Fairtrade Canada

    While many of you have attended public Fair Trade Events, such as festivals or conferences, did you know that private events can also be designated  as Fair Trade? This year saw the first four Fair Trade weddings in Canada, with three in Manitoba and one in Quebec. 

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    Fairtrade Canada Visit to Ecuador

    28 November 2017 by Ian Brown, Fairtrade Canada

    Three staff from Fairtrade Canada recently spent a fascinating week in Ecuador visiting a number of fair trade producers. 

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    Go Fairtrade This Holiday Season

    9 November 2017 by Ian Brown, Fairtrade Canada

    This holiday season your gift-giving and entertaining can have a meaningful impact beyond the immediate gratitude of your family and friends. Buying Fairtrade certified products to give as gifts or to serve to your guests can make a huge difference in the lives of families and communities in the Global South. 

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