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IDEA: Become a Fair Trade School

Stonewall Collegiate became the first Fair Trade School in Manitoba in June 2015. They earned this impressive designation through the efforts made by the students taking a Business course.

Watch this video to learn why it was important to these students to promote ethical business practices in their school. Keep reading to find out how you can make your school a Fair Trade School too!

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IDEA: Look Out for Lake Winnipeg with LWF

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DID YOU KNOW that Lake Winnipeg is the 10th largest freshwater lake in the world, the 3rd largest hydroelectric reservoir in the world and the 2nd largest watershed in Canada?

Many Manitobans have friends or family with cottages in the Lake Winnipeg watershed. Unfortunately, excess amounts of nutrients such as phosphorus are contributing to the increasing size and frequency of harmful algae blooms, which are contaminating our beaches, reducing water quality, and threatening Manitoba’s important fishing and tourism industries. Continue reading

IDEA: Protect Animals from Suffering with the Winnipeg Humane Society

Want to support a local organization? The Winnipeg Humane Society is the oldest animalhumane society shelter in Manitoba, committed to protecting animals from suffering, and to promoting their welfare and dignity. Nearly 8,000 animals arrive at the shelter each year, never mind the thousands they help on the street!

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EXAMPLE: Using Animals to Combat Poverty in Africa

Denzel, Matt and Mitch at Miles Macdonell Collegiate in Winnipeg took the time to learn about global poverty. They found that poverty rates are very high in Sub-Saharan Africa and that many children and families are malnourished or undernourished, and some are without access to clean drinking water. Continue reading

EXAMPLE: CURL for the CURE in Selkirk

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Shayne and his supporters handing over $8.626.80 to the Canadian Cancer Society!

Shayne used his love for sport to tap into the curling community to raise awareness and funds for cancer research. Read on to see how he explains the success of the event in his own words:

I created a fundraiser curling bonspiel to help raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS). With this project I helped raise $8,626.80 for the CCS. I had great community support. I had 20 teams come out for the event at the Selkirk Curling Club on February 6th, 2016. I had support from various media sources like the Selkirk Record, CBC Radio, 103.1 Virgin Radio and Global News. I had a 33 prize silent auction and 50/50. An anonymous man made a donation of $1,250 during the event. This event was so successful it will be happening again next year! A Twitter page has been created for this event so give it a follow for future updates!

If you would like to contact Shayne about his Take Action Project, email pe@mcic.ca with your name, email address and reason for wanting to contact Shayne.