Why Buy Fair Trade?
Fair trade is a powerful tool that goes beyond charity and other aid programs, aiming to empower marginalized producers in improving their own living conditions. With the proper resources, capacity, and key relationships, disadvantaged producers are able to earn their own means to a better life for themselves and their communities. Learn more about Fair Trade »
Stonewall Collegiate becomes Canada’s second and Manitoba’s first Fair Trade School. Fairtrade Canada’s Fair Trade School Program recognizes schools demonstrating strong commitment to fair trade. Stonewall Collegiate joins as a sustainable leader supporting the work and lives of more than 1.5 million Fairtrade farmers and workers across 74 countries. Students witness the impact that they can have: “Being part of the fair trade movement has helped me understand the struggles people in developing countries have. It is important for everyone to become educated if we really want to make a change” says Sherry LaCoste, student. Read more » or browse past updates »
Fair Trade in the News
- Scottish co-op launches Fairtrade football campaign – The Guardian, Jul 28, 2015
- Fair proposition for city: Councillor moves to have Winnipeg become a “Fair Trade City” – The Herald, Jun 29, 2015
- St Kateri Catholic Elementary Designated Alberta’s First and Canada’s Third Fair Trade S – Canadian Fair Trade Network, Jun 24, 2015