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  • Rosemary Achieng

    Levelling the ground for women in Kenya’s flower industry

    8 March 2017 by Fairtrade International

    This International Women’s Day, we shine a spotlight on the challenges faced by women in the flower industry, and on one Kenyan woman’s quest to make their voices heard.

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  • Conference

    Canada’s 5th national fair trade conference: a success!

    6 March 2017 by Mélissa Dubé, Outreach and Marketing Manager, Fairtrade Canada

    225 leaders involved in the fair trade movement attended Canada’s 5th national fair trade conference organized by the Canadian Fair Trade Network. Hosted in different cities every year, the conference is a great opportunity to reach out to many different stakeholders (individuals, companies, campuses, civil society organizations, schools, etc.) while promoting great work happening in the local host community. Keynote speakers included two very inspirational Fairtrade leaders: James Mwai fr...

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  • 2016 Canadian Fairtrade Awards

    2016 Canadian Fairtrade Awards

    28 February 2017 by Ian Brown, Fairtrade Canada

    On Saturday 25th February, the 2016 Canadian Fairtrade Awards were presented to individuals, businesses and organizations that excel in their support for Fairtrade. More than 150 guests from across Canada were present for the ceremony held at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax NS, in conjunction with the 5th annual Canadian Fair Trade Conference organized by CFTN.

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  • Fair Trade: A Movement for All

    15 February 2017 by Fairtrade America and Friends

    True fair trade is about mutually beneficial relationships rooted in trust and respect spanning geographic and cultural boundaries.

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  • 20th anniversary – what we've learned

    1 February 2017 by Michael Zelmer, Fairtrade Canada Board of Directors

    Whenever we reach a milestone, like a 20-year anniversary, it’s tempting to look back at all we’ve accomplished and to pat ourselves on the back. While there have certainly been many important developments in fair trade, both in Canada and abroad, it’s important to view even the most positive with humility and to look upon the past as an opportunity to do better in the future.

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  • University of Ottawa has new Fairtrade ancillary information in 6 locations

    26 January 2017 by Maryann Moffitt in collaboration with Mélissa Dubé

    The University of Ottawa became Canada’s 7th Fair Trade Campus in early 2014. Since then, they have been actively promoting fair trade by holding initiatives such as Muggy Mondays or by participating in Fair Trade Campus Week. They’ve recently added informative Fairtrade ancillary information in 6 locations.


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  • Fairtrade Canada 20th Anniversary – Looking back

    25 January 2017 by John Young, Interim Executive Director

    It’s hard to believe it’s been twenty years since I first sent an email to Bob Thompson, the founding Executive Director, asking if I could volunteer for “Fair Trademark Canada".

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  • Support a Fair Deal for Farmers in 2017

    2 January 2017 by Ian Brown, Fairtrade Canada

    After the indulgences of the holiday season, many of us see the new year as a chance to think about how we want to improve our lives. When you’re making resolutions this week, think of how small changes to your purchases can make a big difference in the lives of producers around the world. 

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