News Update

Fair Trade Fortnight, May 1-15, 2011

Posted May 5th 2011

Fair Trade Fortnight (May 1-15) provides a great opportunity to raise awareness of fair trade issues in your school or community group. It’s when everyone gets together to do fun stuff in support of Fair Trade, from big public events, to special promotions in stores, to quiet efforts at home.

One of the best ways to show your support is by hosting a Fair Trade Breakfast. According to Fair Trade Canada, last year, more than 110,000 people from 20 different countries sat down to enjoy a delicious Fair Trade Breakfast. These events can range from having Fair Trade tea, coffee or sugar with your breakfast at home to hosting a Fair Trade Breakfast for your friends and family. You could even have a Fair Trade Coffee Break at work. Register your Fair Trade breakfast on the Fair Trade Canada website and let’s get Manitoba on the map!

MCIC kicked off this year’s Fair Trade Fortnight with a Fair Trade Coffee Break at the MCIC office on April 27. MCIC staff members prepared snack items made with Fair Trade ingredients such as sugar, chocolate and tea. Take a look at more pictures from the event on our Facebook page.

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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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