It’s Halloween soon, and everyone will be buying lots of treats! But do you know where your chocolate was made, and who made it?
The webinar is meant to give a positive but realistic background on the cocoa industry, and to be a platform through which to share ideas and insights on possible alternatives to the dark side of Halloween.
The webinar is aimed at students aged 12+ and teachers can register for free on Eventbrite, joining the webinar on the day of with their class. Participating classes do not need to be from a Fair Trade school!
*the webinar will be hosted on ZOOM. Classes will need a screen and/or projector to view the accompanying PowerPoint and a microphone if you would like to participate in information sharing.
- Some of the topics that will be touched upon include: child labour, the cocoa harvest, chocolate brands, Divine chocolate’s co-operative in Ghana, Fair Trade programs in Canada, and Fair Trade Halloween campaign ideas.
- Students will learn more about the cocoa industry and the chocolate they can buy for them to become Fair Trade champions during Halloween.
- Classes will have the opportunity to talk to other students and teachers from across Canada about their Fair Trade events, ideas and activities.
*UPDATE: The webinar is now available on YouTube and is linked below.
Thursday, October 11, 2018
9:00 AM PDT
10:00 AM MDT
11:00 AM CDT – Manitoba
12:00 PM EDT
1:00 PM ADT
- Presentation and Activities about the cocoa industry (including its connections to Halloween and consumer behaviour in Canada)
- How Fair Trade chocolate is different than conventional chocolate through Divine’s co-operative in Ghana
- Question and Answer – facilitated but an opportunity for teachers to engage with their students
- Exchange of ideas, school actions, future plans, etc. with classes across Canada.
- Draw for the ‘door’ prize of free Divine chocolate