Our members have been working to promote fair trade since 1996. At the time, there were only two points of sale for fair trade products in all of Quebec.
Although fair trade products like coffee, chocolate and bananas are now readily available, North-South inequities persist.
With the exception of the occasional fundraising item, we have never sold fair trade products....
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By popular request, grocery store chain IGA is restocking its shelves with fair trade bananas.
IGA had briefly replaced fair trade organic bananas from Quebec-based, family-run business Equicosta with organic – but not fair trade – bananas from multinational Dole.
When Equiterre's members and supporters heard this, they launched a social media campaign. IGA...
Quebec fair trade association, the Association québécoise du commerce équitable (AQCE), has declared a fair trade focus for each month of the coming year:
The first annual Canadian Fairtrade Awards, recognizing businesses for their commitment to ethical business practices that support farming communities and sustainable agriculture around the world, were presented this week in Toronto, to:
Does your organization sell certified fair trade products? You may be eligible for a new fair trade award.
Fairtrade Canada is launching the Canadian Fairtrade Awards. The goal is to highlight Canadian retailers who have done the most to promote fair trade products to their customers over the past year, especially during Fair Trade Fortnight, Canada's annual celebration of...
Fair Trade Fortnight is a chance for businesses and private citizens to show their support for small producers in other countries.
In honour of Fair Trade Fortnight, you're invited to the 5th edition of our Fair Trade Bazaar. This year's focus? The people and the products behind the fair trade economy.
meet the people who work closely with producers in developing countries
discover the products they promote, including lesser known products such as wine and flowers
Must see: Bazaar spokesperson...
At the recent International Furnishing Show in Germany, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Fairtrade introduced a new type of furniture with dual FSC and Fairtrade labels. The wood, mainly from Bolivia, Chili and Honduras, is grown in forests managed according to strict ecological, social and economic criteria.
This initiative gives a boost to small producers of...
Equiterre t-shirts in fair trade organic cotton are now available from Montreal-based nonprofit co-operative FibrEthik.
Is Christmas a holiday that you celebrate, but with a feeling of deep reservation, even guilt, at the consumer excess and waste?
Don't feel bad.
You can give the season new meaning by choosing new traditions that reflect your true values.
Here are some ideas to get you started. Share them with your friends and family. Who knows, you may even spark a...