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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....
Cupid’s day is synonymous with showing affection in all sorts of ways (in other words, we ♥ love). February 14 is also a busy day for florists. In the United States alone, two billion dollars are spent on flowers and 250 million roses are produced!
Actualité - 1 février 2018 - Tag : Buying local, Fair trade, Responsible consumption, Valentine's Day
Every year, May is dedicated to fair trade. Why have a fair trade month? To highlight the initiatives and measures put in place to improve international solidarity and foster greater respect for producing communities in the South. This annual celebration, established by the French Fair Trade Platform (PFCE) in the early 2000s, has become a time to actively promote fair trade....
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 juin 2015 - Tag : Fair trade, Fair trade, Insist on fair trade
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. 
We are excited to partner with the Association Québécoise du Commerce Équitable (AQCÉ) to support Canada's 3rd annual fair trade conference. Hosted by the Canadian Fair Trade Network (CFTN) and McGill University, the conference will be held at McGill from January 14 to 16, creating opportunities for new partnerships that further the impact of fair trade.
Actualité - 13 décembre 2014 - Tag : Association québécoise du commerce équitable (AQCE), Fair trade
The working group Espace québécois de concertation sur les pratiques d’approvisionnement responsable (ECPAR) has released new responsible procurement guidelines for Quebec organizations. This initiative – the first of its kind in Canada – offers an easy-to-understand framework for taking social and environmental considerations into account when making...
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 octobre 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...