News Updates

  • 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 »

  • May is Fair Trade Month!

    Posted April 30th 2015

    It’s only the best time of the year for anyone who loves Fair Trade and wants to spread the news throughout Canada! Read More »

  • Winnipeg Selected to Host the 2016 National Fair Trade Conference

    Posted April 7th 2015

    Save the Date – From Thursday to Saturday, February 18-20, 2016, leaders from across the fair trade movement in Canada will converge on Winnipeg, Manitoba. Following three successful years in Calgary, Toronto and Montreal, the Canadian Fair Trade Network has decided to host its 4th annual National Fair Trade Conference in the heart of Canada, Winnipeg. While this conference is still a long way out, planning has already begun! Read More »

  • Congratulations to the grand prize winners of the #FairTradeChallenge!

    Posted March 20th 2015

    Congratulations to Kayla Chafe and The Green Action Centre! Read More »

  • Fair Trade Certification & Labelling in Canada (Webinar!)

    Posted March 6th 2015

    Our current marketplace offers fairly traded products with a variety of labels or sometimes no label at all!  How is Fair Trade USA different from Rainforest Alliance or the Flor-Cert Label?  Is there a “gold standard”?  Which labels can we trust? Read More »

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and was undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada provided through Global Affairs Canada (GAC)

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