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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....
Citizens are joining forces to make Montréal a fair-trade city! Montréal Ville Équitable is an action group working to promote the availability of fair-trade products while educating Montrealers about fair trade.
Actualité - 15 June 2015 - Tag : Fair trade, Fair trade, Insist on fair trade
Does your school or daycare offer educational activities involving healthy local food? Have the children put a garden in the schoolyard? Is there a composting project? Does a local farmer deliver fruits and vegetables? Support and draw attention to these initiatives promoting local food by putting your school or daycare on a national food activity map.
Actualité - 14 May 2015 - Tag : Food, Insist on fair trade, Local food, Responsible consumption
Every year, May is Fair Trade Month. Before 2015, only the first two weeks of the month were dedicated to fair trade. From now on, the festivities will continue throughout the month. Fair Trade Fortnight has become Fair Trade Month and the work of thousands of producers in the South will be celebrated for longer. This annual event was established in 2001, thanks to our friends...
In honour of the holidays, our friend, foodie blogger Nana Marmelade, has shared one of her most festive recipes with you... Introducing her famed chocolate-rosemary cake made with fair trade chocolate and sugar! This socially and environmentally responsible gluten-free dessert is sure to impress guests of all ages. 
How can you tell if a family is environmentally conscious? There are different signs that give such families away. For some, it is a penchant for biking. For others, it is a love of public transit.  Sometimes, you have to be in a family's kitchen to know. Is their fridge full of locally grown food? That is a pretty big indicator. Look in the pantry. Do you see organic or...
For the second year in a row, Ekitinfo will be honouring three "personalities" – individuals or or organizations – for their contribution to promoting fair trade in 2013. You can influence who wins by voting online. Not sure who to vote for? We have a suggestion for you. The Association québécoise du commerce équitable has been nominated for their...
Van Houtte will now only serve fair trade coffee certified by Fairtrade Canada in its 61 café-bistros across Quebec. It is the first Quebec chain to make a commitment of this kind to fair trade.  Isabelle St-Germain, deputy director of Equiterre, commends Van Houtte for this "important gesture, which will help to educate Van Houtte café-bistro customers, and...
Actualité - 22 October 2013 - Tag : Fair trade, Fairtrade Canada, Insist on fair trade, Isabelle St-Germain
Drop by Montreal's Maison du développement durable to see Le Karité, l’or vert des Africaines, the latest photo exhibit by Éric Côté. Côté's photos feature women in Burkina Faso producing shea butter, which is also sometimes known as "women's gold." The "women's gold" in these pictures is extra special because it is fair trade. The exhibit...
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...
Actualité - 8 April 2013 - Tag : Equicosta, Fair trade, IGA, Insist on fair trade