News Updates

  • Attend the 6th National Fair Trade Conference in Vancouver

    Posted November 28th 2017

    For its 6th year, the National Fair Trade Conference heads to Vancouver, BC, where the Canadian Fair Trade Network and many other industry leaders got their start. Read More »

  • Winnipeg is a Fair Trade City

    Posted September 29th 2017

    Today the City of Winnipeg joins a global movement to drive social and environmental sustainability by becoming Canada’s 25th Fair Trade Town. The city joins more than 1,850 communities around the world as a supporter of fairer conditions and better wages for the farmers and workers who make and grow the products we import from the Global South. Read More »

  • Winnipeg Celebrates National Coffee Day

    Posted September 28th 2017

    Fair Trade Winnipeg and the City of Winnipeg invite you to celebrate National Coffee Day at City Hall with a free cup of Winnipeg’s Finest Fairtrade coffee. Read More »

  • Fair Trade Campus Week 2017

    Posted September 25th 2017

    All across Canada, post-secondary students are working hard and finding creative ways to make their campuses more ethical and sustainable. Campuses in Winnipeg are celebrating the fair trade movement with a variety of activities this week. Check out the full list of campus events Read More »

  • Selkirk becomes Manitoba’s third designated Fair Trade Town

    Posted May 16th 2017

    The movement has taken hold in the City of Selkirk. Thanks to the tremendous support of local businesses, community groups and engaged youth, the city has officially earned its designation as a Fair Trade Town. Read More »

  • Celebrate World Fair Trade Day this Saturday

    Posted May 11th 2017

    Join the World’s Biggest Fair Trade Celebration On May 12-14 over 1.5 million people will be showing solidarity with farmers and producers around the globe by celebrating the benefits of fair trade and recognizing the positive impact ethical purchasing has on people throughout the supply chain. Join the celebration by checking out the following activities Read More »

  • 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 »

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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