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 »
A group of 13 people, mostly Manitobans including myself, have just returned from visiting producers in Peru. Most folks who travel to that country are more interested in seeing the ancient ruins of Macchu Picchu, but our aim was to visit co-operatives in the northwest of the country that grow coffee, cocoa, sugar cane, bananas, mangoes and other products for the fair trade market. Read more » or browse past updates »
Fair Trade in the News
- Local business leader advocating fair trade in Winnipeg – The Lance, Mar 8, 2016
- Students at Humber College in Ontario discuss efforts to become a Fair Trade Campus – YouTube, Mar 2, 2016
- Manitoba Youth Speak Out: Spoken Word Project Focuses on Fair Trade – Manitoba Council for International Cooperation, Feb 25, 2016