News Updates

  • Make your holiday baking Fairtrade this season!

    Posted December 22nd 2016

    Put a little extra love into your baking by choosing Fairtrade ingredients this holiday season! Not only will your loved ones get to enjoy some tasty treats, you’ll also be spreading good cheer by empowering people around the world and respecting the environment. Read More »

  • Celebrate World Fair Trade Day in Manitoba this Saturday

    Posted May 12th 2016

    This Saturday people in Canada and around the world are coming together to celebrate the fair trade movement in a global day of activation for real change. Join Fair Trade Manitoba and fair trade supporters in your community to show that you care about the farmers, workers and communities that produce the items that bring joy into your life, whether it’s a cup of coffee shared with friends, a decadent chocolate treat or your favourite cotton t-shirt. Read More »

  • Producers in Manitoba and Peru share common struggles

    Posted May 4th 2016

    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 »

  • Sobeys in Gimli picking up the fair trade scent

    Posted April 26th 2016

    Coffee, chocolate and carpets may spring instantly to mind when one thinks of fair trade products, but flowers also fall under the fair trade banner. And Sobeys in Gimli will be sweetening up its aisles in a few days when flowers from the Global South go on sale. Read More »

  • Gimli High School Named Canada’s 5th Fair Trade School

    Posted February 25th 2016

    ​Gimli High School is proud to have been named Canada’s 5th Fair Trade School.  A recognition ceremony took place at the National Fair Trade Conference in Winnipeg on Friday, February 19. Read More »

  • Manitoba Youth Speak Out: Spoken Word Project Focuses on Fair Trade

    Posted February 25th 2016

    MCIC produced three videos about fair trade leading up to International Development Week and the 4th National Fair Trade Conference held in February. Watch the videos, including the Spoken Word piece, which received a standing ovation when local youth performed it live at the National Fair Trade Conference. Read More »

  • Manitoba Government Commits to Fair Trade Designation

    Posted January 19th 2016

    The Manitoba government is committing to work toward a fair trade designation for Manitoba, which supports the sustainable development of communities. Read More »

  • Canada’s Fourth Fair Trade Designated School and Quebec’s Second!

    Posted December 8th 2015

    École secondaire Cavelier-De LaSalle becomes Canada’s fourth Fair Trade School. Fairtrade Canada’s newly launched Fair Trade School Program recognizes schools demonstrating strong commitment to fair trade. It is now a sustainable leader supporting the work and lives of more than 1.5 million Fairtrade farmers and workers across 74 countries. Read More »

  • Manitoba wins big at Canadian Fairtrade Awards

    Posted September 23rd 2015

    Fairtrade Canada held it’s Canadian Fairtrade Awards last Thursday in Toronto, where Manitoba was recognized as being a leader in this important and growing movement. Zack Gross, Fair Trade Outreach Coordinator for Manitoba Council for International Cooperation (MCIC), was awarded the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award. Read More »

  • Canada’s Second and Manitoba’s First Fair Trade Designated School

    Posted June 11th 2015

    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 »

This program was made possible with financial support of the Government of Manitoba,
and was undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada provided through Global Affairs Canada (GAC)

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