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posted May 02, 2007

Fair Trade Weeks

Saturday, May 5th from 3pm-7pm. "Fairtraders and Friends" are having a party and YOU are invited!

In honour of the 10th anniversary of certified Fairtrade in Canada, "Fairtraders and Friends" are celebrating the difference fair-trade, and organizations whose work embodies the spirit of fair-trade, are making. "Fairtraders and Friends" are folks who work for justice in food, housing, and human rights.

Join us for food, music, lots of info, and of course, special festivities! Bring the family and friends. See you there! Poster

Saturday, May 5th from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Annual Fair Trade Fair, at St Barnabas Church, 361 Danforth Avenue (near Chester Subway).
Saturday May 12th from 11-7 p.m.: Global Aware Fair Trade Marketplace, at GlobalAware Kensington, 19 Kensington Avenue (at Dundas St. W).

The first two weeks in May have been designated International Fair Trade Weeks around the world. This is the time to remind consumers that their purchasing choices make a difference to people living in developing countries. The International system of Fair Trade ensures that producers receive a fair price for the agricultural products they grow and the handicrafts they produce.

“Kid’s need Fair Trade” is this year’s theme. Why do kids need fair trade?
A huge number of children in the world are suffering from unrestricted and exploitative trade practices. In 2004, 246 million children between 5 and 17 were child workers; 73 million of those children were less than 10 years old. In fact, the situation of most children in most of the least developed countries is miserable. They are deprived of the basic needs of life, like food, clothing, shelter, health care and education. The root cause of all this is poverty.

Fair Trade addresses poverty by offering the parents of these children an opportunity to earn a decent living. This means that they can afford to provide food and shelter for their children and can offer them education and adequate medical attention. This is the way to a brighter future.

Fair Trade is Growing in Canada: Transfair Canada certifies fair trade products, promotes and monitors the growth of fair trade sales in Canada. Their statistics show that Fair Trade sales in Canada have been increasing on an average of 55% per year since 1999!

Join us in celebrating the growth of this movement!

For more information please contact The Toronto Fair Trade Network c/o Ten Thousand Villages at (416) 703-2263 or

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