EVENT: May 2017 is Fairtrade Month

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FM2017May 1-31, 2017 is Fairtrade Month. A month where leaders, businesses, schools and many others come together to celebrate everything Fairtrade!

Fairtrade products vastly improve the working and living conditions of families in the Global South. Based on the principles that farmers and workers deserve better prices, decent working conditions and fair terms of trade, Fairtrade works on supporting the farmer and worker communities. This promotes and encourages more control over their own futures and protection of the environment.

Fairtrade is 50% owned by producers – giving them an equal voice in decision making for overall strategy, use of resources and setting prices, premiums and standards. When you purchase a product with the FAIRTRADE Mark, you have chosen to support a product who’s Fairtrade ingredients meet Fairtrade social, economic and environmental standards.

In a society that depends heavily on global markets, supply and demand, and consumerism you can ensure your dollar is speaking for you. Look for the FAIRTRADE mark on your products, explore what Fairtrade means, and spread the word about ethical consumption.

During Fairtrade month, join others in celebrating everything Fairtrade!
Raise awareness, understand global trade issues, and promote Fairtrade products!

Visit Fairtrade Canada or check out their social media pages on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, or Linkedin for more!

Happy Fair Trade Month!

Producer Cándido Vera Flor.

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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Enter this Poster Competition and Be Seen by World Leaders

The Challenge
To create a poster reflecting the challenge of fixing government to include more voices in public decisions and help address growing income inequality. Using the
powerful poster format, you are
invited to express your unique views and ideas on how we can change the rules so that everyone can have access to better public services (such as schools and healthcare) and a better life (through less unemployment, better jobs and job satisfaction, less discrimination and more opportunities for all). For more details visit http://www.oecd.org/governance/ministerial/poster.htm 

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SPEAKER: ADRA – disaster relief, primary health, economic development, and more

adra1The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) works with people in poverty in over 125 countries to create just and positive change through empowering partnerships and responsible action. Continue reading