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  • Fairtrade and Organic

    Fairtrade and Organic Go Hand in Hand

    19 July 2017 by Kyle Freund, Fairtrade America and Ian Brown, Fairtrade Canada

    Some pairings just make sense. Peanut butter and jam. Simon and Garfunkel. While each has its virtues individually, together they add up to something even better. Such is the case when you pair Fairtrade with organic, because each brings out the best in the other.

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  • Fairtrade International

    Celebrating 20 Years of Fairtrade International

    12 July 2017 by Fairtrade

    As our parent organization celebrates this significant anniversary, here is a look back on what has been achieved so far, and a look forward to building the Fairtrade of the future.

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  • Federated Co-operatives Limited

    Federated Co-operatives Limited – Retailer of the Year and Excellence in Merchandising

    10 July 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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  • Marche Monde

    World Walk (Marche Monde) Oxfam-Québec – Event of the Year

    4 July 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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  • Helen Reimer at Praemium Chocolates

    Helen Reimer Visits Vancouver

    27 June 2017 by Helen Reimer, Fairtrade Canada

    As Fairtrade Canada’s new Director of Business Development, I recently took a trip to Canada’s West Coast. 

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  • Tonight Dough

    The Tonight Dough by Ben & Jerry’s – New Product of the Year

    19 June 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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  • Canadian Fairtrade Awards

    Grace Mennonite Church – Faith Group of the Year

    14 June 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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  • BSCFA

    Fairtrade farmers spur big change in child labour

    12 June 2017 by Kyle Freund, Fairtrade America

    In the small Central American country of Belize, sugar is a top export crop. More than 5,300 farming families in Northern Belize rely on income from sugar for their livelihoods. It’s a volatile commodity crop that often leaves impoverished families with few options but to enlist the help of the entire family in its production.

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  • World Environment Day

    World Environment Day

    31 May 2017 by Ian Brown, Fairtrade Canada

    June 5th is World Environment Day – the United Nations’ flagship day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the environment. Over the years, it has grown to be one of the largest global platforms for public outreach celebrated by over a million people in well over 100 countries. 

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  • Chartwells

    Chartwells – Excellence in Public Outreach

    30 May 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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