News Updates

  • Fair Trade Challenge 2015

    Posted October 30th 2014

    MCIC/Fair Trade Manitoba’s next Fair Trade Challenge is scheduled to take place beginning Valentine’s Day, February 14th, 2015 and going for 30 days. Read More »

  • City of Brandon Becomes 2nd Fair Trade Town in Manitoba

    Posted May 22nd 2014

    Brandon, Manitoba—Fairtrade Canada has awarded the City of Brandon official designation as a Fair Trade Town. The announcement was made during an event at the Council Chambers at City Hall on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. The status acknowledges the municipality’s commitment to supporting Fairtrade certified products and was made possible by the strong collaboration between municipal leaders, businesses and a strong base of community volunteers. Read More »

  • Fair Trade Fruit Benefits Farmers

    Posted May 8th 2014

    In my work educating and promoting about fair trade, I have found that one of the most popular food items available in that category is dried fruit!  Who woulda thunk it!?  It’s not inexpensive and it’s healthy – but people still buy it!  While coffee garners 70% of fair trade food sales in Canada, it is the supply of dried fruit – mango, pineapple, banana, coconut and goldenberries – that retailers and distributors can’t keep in stock. Read More »

  • There’s A Business Case for Fair Trade

    Posted May 8th 2014

    There was a time when Fair Trade was part of the idealistic world of charitable or justice-seeking activities that take place under the subject heading of “international development” and not part of the profit-seeking business world.  Today, those two worlds have found common ground around issues of sustainability – sustainable supply for companies and a sustainable common home, our planet, for everyone. Read More »

  • Fair Trade Conference Highlights Brandon, Gimli

    Posted January 21st 2014

    The Canadian Fair Trade Network, which represents thousands of people working in fair trade businesses, sitting on fair trade school, campus and town committees, and connecting fair trade to their work on behalf of poor nations in the Global South, met in Toronto this month for its second Annual General Meeting and three days of discussions, planning and celebrating the success of the fair trade movement. Read More »

  • Manitoba’s Second Fair Trade Carrotmob a Massive Success

    Posted September 30th 2013

    Manitoba’s second ever Fair Trade Carrotmob took place on Saturday September 28, 2013 from 11:00am to 2:00pm at Jonnies Sticky Buns at 941 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg. Read More »

  • Manitoba’s Second Fair Trade Carrotmob

    Posted September 17th 2013

    MCIC is very pleased to announce Manitoba’s second Fair Trade Carrotmob at Jonnies Sticky Buns, 941 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg on Saturday September 28 2013 from 11:00am to 2:00pm! Read More »

  • Fair Trade Fortnight (May 1-15 2013) in Manitoba

    Posted April 30th 2013

    Fair Trade Fortnight is when everyone gets together to do fun activities in support of Fair Trade, from big public events, to special promotions in stores, to quiet efforts at home. This year, Fair Trade Canada is launching a Karma Campaign (the idea is to promote doing good things, including using fair trade). Read More »

  • Future Mother’s Days Powered by Fair Trade Flowers?

    Posted April 11th 2013

    Giving a loved one flowers on a variety of occasions – Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, during an illness or as a sign of congratulations – is a time-tested winner of an idea.  I have to brag that I often buy my wife flowers on a whim, especially when the weather is cold and cloudy (hello this past winter/spring!) and she (we) needs something to brighten up the house and her (our) mood. Read More »

  • Manitoba’s First Ever Carrotmob

    Posted February 27th 2013

    What is a “Carrotmob”?  Winnipeg is about to find out!  Fair Trade Manitoba is facilitating Winnipeg’s first ever Fair Trade Carrotmob on March 9, 2013 from 11:00am – 4:00pm at Chocolatier Constance Popp’s at 1853 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg. 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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