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Upcoming Events

  • Friday April 28th, 2017: The Barrie Youth Advisory Council will host the Cosmic Coffee House at the MacLaren Art Centre, 6 to 9 PM, featuring live entertainment, costumes and crafts. Fair Trade Barrie will hand out Fair Trade treats including bananas courtesy of Equifruit Inc.
  • Saturday May 13th and Sunday May 14th, 2017: The Fair Trade Show, Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto. This is a Toronto based consumer show dedicated to promoting equality, social justice, and environmental sustainability.

News & Events

What's New in 2013

  • Toronto becomes a Fair Trade City. On May 10th, 2013 Toronto officially became the largest Fair Trade City in North America. The proclamation was signed by Mayor Rob Ford and read by councillor Mike Layton during the flag raising at city hall. For more information visit www.fairtradetoronto.ca

    Toronto becomes Fair Trade City

    The Fair Trade City flag flies over Toronto City Hall on May 10th, 2013.

  • Cadbury introduces Fair Trade Bubbly and Buttons. Cadbury has added two new Fair Trade products. Cadbury was the first major chocolate supplier to introduce Fair Trade products. The Dairy Milk bar became a Fair Trade product in 2009 and now Bubbly and Buttons have been added to the list.
  • Canadian Fair Trade Network (CFTN) Conference. The second annual CFTN conference was held in Calgary, Jan. 10th and 11th. The new national organization includes representation from all regions of country. It's objective is to co-ordinate awareness and education programs across Canada. For more information visit www.cftn.ca

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