News Updates

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

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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