News Update

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!

“We are really excited to have this opportunity to connect our city and province with the Canadian Fair Trade Movement and its global partners by bringing this important event to Winnipeg,” says Zack Gross, Chair of the CFTN Board and Coordinator of Fair Trade Manitoba.

Manitoba has been a leader within the fair trade movement for many years, thanks to the hard work and commitment of an array of organizations, institutions, businesses and individuals. And with Fair Trade Winnipeg’s bid to become a Fair Trade Town now in full swing, and the recent opening of the Canadian Museum for Human rights, there couldn’t be a better location for our Conference to be held.

“It was a pleasure working with the local fair trade group and we’re thrilled Winnipeg is getting the opportunity to host the Canadian Fair Trade Network 2016 National Conference. We’re excited to show delegates our city including the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and some of our culture and heritage over Festival Du Voyageur. It is a great time for delegates to visit Winnipeg,” said Chantal Sturk-Nadeau, senior vice president of Tourism Winnipeg.

Save the date and stay tuned, as more information will be available soon!

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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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