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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 Canade 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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    Trick or Treat Fair This Halloween

    24 October 2017 by Victoria Ross, Fairtrade Canada

    The only scary part of your Halloween should be your costume. Be sure to look for the FAIRTRADE Mark when shopping for chocolates or other sweet treats this Halloween. Buying Fairtrade makes a significant difference in the lives of farmers and their families around the world. 

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    Bev Toews – Lifetime Achievement Award

    18 October 2017 by Bev Toews

    Social justice has been important to me for as long as I can remember. As a 13 year old, I led a school wide strike when my Junior High's school board did not renew the contracts of two first year teachers who students admired and respected. We weren't able to change the outcome but the action was very empowering. 

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    Randy Hooper, Discovery Organics – Fairtrade All Star

    12 October 2017 by Ian Brown, Fairtrade Canada

    In a series of blog posts, we are pleased to be showcasing the winners of the 2016 Canadian Fairtrade Awards. The Canadian Fairtrade Awards recognize exceptional Fairtrade supporters and are an opportunity to celebrate all of the great work done in the year by businesses, organizations and individuals.

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    Celebrating Day of the Girl Child

    10 October 2017 by Paty Villarán, CLAC Network

    Young girls who live in countries of the Global South often grow up in communities where gender discrimination is prominent and child labor can be widespread. Efforts by local Fairtrade cooperatives and other organizations are helping empower young girls to develop themselves and face their challenges.

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    Why Companies Go Fairtrade

    3 October 2017 by Helen Reimer, Fairtrade Canada

    It has been so exciting to see 52 campuses get involved with the 2017 Fair Trade Campus Week! I saw the same momentum building when I was a student in the UK and know that solidarity for Fairtrade here can help build momentum for bigger changes at all levels.

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