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Faites votre holiday season équitable !

Many people approach FTOÉ and ask us, “How can I make my holiday season more Fair Trade?” FTOÉ veut vous préparer pour la saison de fêtes, donc vous trouverez une liste […]

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Stocking stuffers équitables: Au chaud with cocoa!

Avec l’arrivée du temps froid et bientôt du temps des fêtes, FTOÉ vous offre un moyen de vous tenir au chaud. Nos cônes de chocolat chaud équitables, sont aussi délicieux que mignons ! […]

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Offre du chocolat Camino réduit for the holidays!

Nous sommes ravis! Nous avons commandé du chocolat supplémentaire pendant Halloween afin que nous puissions offrir un rabais à nos partisans au cours de la saison des fêtes. If you’re going to be giving gifts, stuffing stockings or getting yourself a chocolate treat this season, please support producers by making it Fair Trade!   What […]

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Fair Trade Giving Équitable avec Ten Thousand Villages

If you buy presents around the holidays, why not consider Fair Trade options? Ten Thousand Villages has a wide variety of beautiful, hand-crafted (often recycled or repurposed) items that are one-of-a-kind. […]

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Fair Trade your Halloween avec FTOÉ!

It’s our pleasure to make it easier for you to make your Halloween Fair Trade! […]

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#StartNow Sustainability Panel

September 27, 2014 @ uOttawa – FTOÉ’s own Lia Walsh will be sitting on this panel about sustainability as part of HerCampus uOttawa’s #StartNow conference […]

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Leadership position available!

FTOÉ is currently looking to fill some leadership positions within its team. If you feel passionate about Fair Trade and have a little time to spare, be sure to apply now! […]

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Green Campus Day – uOttawa

22 septembre de 2014 @ uOttawa – En partenariat avec le Bureau du développement durable, FTOÉ participera à la Journée du campus vert […]

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Fair Trade Campus Week 2014

Every year, the Canadian Fair Trade Network and Fairtrade Canada partner up with leaders in the Fair Trade community to bring Fair Trade Campus Week […]

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Ch(i)ef Adam Tampuri – uOttawa

En partenariat avec Ingénieurs Sans Frontières uOttawa, FTOÉ est ravie de vous présenter la chance unique de participer á un discours de chef Adam Tampuri à l’Université d’Ottawa.

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FTOÉ Team meeting (tout le monde peut participer!)

September 29, 2014 @ Bridgehead – Join us for our Team Meeting, where we will discuss what’s new in FTOÉ and ways for volunteers can get involved […]

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Holiday Shop & Share event!

(December 11, 2013 at Ten Thousand Villages.) You know it’s coming! It’s almost that time of year: the holidays! How about joining us for an festive evening to do some Fair Trade gift shopping at one of Ottawa’s amazing Ten Thousand Villages boutiques? […]

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University of Ottawa Volunteer Fair

Are you interested in learning more about the Fair Trade movement? Fair Trade Ottawa Équitable is a not-for-profit, volunteer organization that seeks to promote the concept of Fair Trade through dozens of community outreach events […]

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October 2013 newsletter

FTOÉ is ready to make waves in the nation’s capital with its newly-minted Steering Committee. On August 25, Fair Trade Ottawa Équitable held its first-ever Annual General Meeting, complete with elections for Chair and Directors. Congratulations and welcome to […]

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FTOÉ orientation and info session

Sunday, September 22, 2013 from 3:00pm to 4:30pm at the Daily Grind (601 Somerset Street West). Not quite sure what Fair Trade is or what FTOÉ is doing about it? You’re in the right place! Our info-sessions are designed to create a space for those who are new to Fair Trade to learn more, as […]

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Brewer Farmers’ Market

Sunday, September 15, 2013 from 8am to 3pm at Brewer Park. This is our first year attending the Brewer Park Farmers’ Market, and we’re thrilled at the opportunity! While the summer is winding down and it’s back to school for many of us, FTOÉ’s volunteers will be sure to bring all the usual energy, as […]

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August 2013 newsletter

August 2013 – Our Campaign Heats Up. A Busy Summer Continues. How Close are We? We at FTOÉ have been patiently putting together the pieces for our bid to make Ottawa a Fair Trade City, and as the image at the left shows, our persistence is paying off. Certainly the media awareness […]

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FTOÉ Orientation and info session

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm at the Daily Grind (601 Somerset Street West). Not quite sure what Fair Trade is or what FTOÉ is doing about it? You’re in the right place! Our info-sessions are designed to create a space for those who are new to Fair Trade to learn more, as […]

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Cumberland Farmers’ Market

Saturday, August 17, 2013 from 8am to 1pm in Cumberland. This is our second year attending the Cumberland Farmers’ Market, meaning that while our shenanigans can take some getting used to, the organizers know a good time when they see one! Come by and get a hug from our resident banana, chat with our volunteers […]

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“Take a Sip 2013” is a success!

On May 11, 2013, FTOÉ held its second annual Take a Sip for Fair Trade event at the Cube Gallery on Wellington. The reception has been tremendously positive, with praise streaming in for our keynote speakers, the specialty Fair Trade cocktails and our amazingly hard-working […]

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CHUO fm Interview – “Take a Sip”

FTOÉ’s Lia Walsh and Crystal Coasts’ Ioana Arbone are interviewed by Mitchell Caplan of CHUO fm (University of Ottawa). Mitchell talks to Lia about the upcoming “Take a Sip for Fair Trade” wine and cheese event in celebration of World Fair Trade Day […]

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May 2013 newsletter

May 2013 Come celebrate World Fair Trade Day! FTOÉ invites you to Take a Sip for Fair Trade! When: Saturday, May 11th, 2013 – World Fair Trade Day from 7-11pm Where: Cube Gallery, 1285 Wellington Street West Be sure to check out our “Take a Sip” contest, so […]

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“Take a Sip for Fair Trade” contest!

As if getting your ticket for our biggest event of the year isn’t awesome enough, it gets even better! FTOÉ, its second year in a row, is holding its “Take a Sip” contest, where one lucky ticket-holder will get a chance to get his or her order free of charge! Here’s how it works. Each […]

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Fairtrade Canada’s Good Karma

Have you heard? Just in time for Fairtrade Fortnight, Fairtrade Canada is bringing karma back in a big way. Launching May 1st, the new awareness campaign will aim to bring people together over social justice, sustainability, or other warm and fuzzies. So what is the Fairtrade […]

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Extreme FTOÉ Makeover!

In case you haven’t noticed, FTOÉ’s website has recently gotten a whole lot sexier. Not only have we got a beautiful new layout designed by JRD, we also have more info, a more easily-accessed blog, and way more pictures to please one’s eyeballs. The new website is all about the FTOÉ […]

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Donate

Fair Trade Ottawa Équitable organizes and participates in many local and nation-wide events in order to promote Fair Trade in Ottawa as well as raise awareness about Fair Trade issues. Whether we’re promoting Fair Trade chocolate at Halloween, participating at community events, handing out free Fair Trade breakfasts, celebrating World Fair Trade Day, or partnering […]

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Newsletter / Bulletin mensuel

If you’d like to stay up-to-date on FTOÉ’s work, be sure to sign up for our monthly newsletter! Just type your e-mail and hit enter (or return for Mac users). Si vous souhaitez recevoir de l’information à propos du travail de FTOÉ, assurez-vous d’inscrire votre courriel pour nos bulletins mensuels! Sign up for our newsletter […]

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Take a Sip for Fair Trade 2013!

FAIR TRADE OTTAWA ÉQUITABLE cordially invites you to Take a Sip for Fair Trade! Saturday, May 11th, 2013 from 7:00pm to 11:00pm at The Cube Gallery, 1285 Wellington Street West, Ottawa, Ontario. This will be the Fair Trade event of the season, bringing together Fair Trade and local […]

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The People and the Olive: film screening, discussion panel and olive oil sampling

Thursday, February 28, 2013 from 7:30pm to 10pm (University of Ottawa campus – Montpetit 202) Join FTOÉ for a screening of the acclaimed film “The People and the Olive” (summary below). The night will include olive oil sampling, courtesy of Ten Thousand Villages and Zatoun (makers of Fair Trade Palestinian olive oil), as well as […]

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My Fair Valentine cooking class!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 from 6:30pm to 9pm (78 Hinton Avenue North) A Chocolate Extravaganza! Join Judi at Credible Edibles for a delectable pre-Valentine’s Affair. We will learn all about the amazing health benefits of chocolate, how to choose the best ones, sample many different Fair Trade varieties and prepare a luscious four-course chocolate inspired […]

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CTV Morning Live feature – Fair Trade Shopping

December 5, 2012 on CTV Morning Live Our own Lia Walsh talks with Jeff Hopper about some products available for purchase in Ottawa, leading up to our event at Ten Thousand Villages: “Lia Walsh of Fair Trade Ottawa Equitable dropped by CTV Morning Live to preview its Shop and Share night. On December 12, Fair […]

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Shop & Share at Ten Thousand Villages

December 12, 2012 (5:00-9:00pm) at Ten Thousand Villages (Westboro & Bank locations) We hope you will join us for a night of good taste, good music, and good company! FTOÉ will be at Ten Thousand Villages (Westboro & Bank locations) on Wednesday, December 12 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. The event will include samples of delicious Fair […]

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Algonquin’s Matt Head reports on EWB Coffee House event

Filmed at the EWB Coffee House (November 20, 2012) at T.A.N. Coffee. Special thanks to Matt Head for reporting and to T.A.N. Coffee for hosting the event!

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EMC Ottawa West – “Westboro gets wicked with zombie walk”

OTTAWA, November 1, 2012 – The downtown core wasn’t the only part of Ottawa getting in on the zombie action on Saturday, Oct. 27. Westboro claimed ownership of its own legion of ambling “undead” with its second annual Family Zombie Walk, part of the Westboro Village Business Improvement Area’s Wickedly Westboro event. The zombie walk […]

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Wickedly Westboro Halloween Costume Contest!

Many thanks to our participants in the spooky Halloween Costume Contest we ran during the Wickedly Westboro celebrations! These are all the spooky contestants for your perusal, and you’ll find there were many great entries, but special congratulations to our winner (pictured left) in his beautiful, homemade robot costume! Come visit us next year at […]

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Wickedly Westboro 2012

October 27, 2012 at Ten Thousand Villages (Westboro location) It’s that time of year again! Come by Ten Thousand Villages on Saturday to participate in a spooky but Fair Halloween celebration! You can start by guessing how many coffee beans are in the jar and win a prize courtesy of Ten Thousand Villages, and then […]

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Centretown Buzz – “Fair trade uses purchasing power for change”

OTTAWA, October 20, 2012 – Enjoying that delicious, fairly traded coffee, tantalizing your taste buds and raising your awareness levels as you flip through The BUZZ? Perfect. Do you know where those coffee beans came from, and what impact their production has had on the world, or the people that grew them? Would you be […]

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FTOÉ orientation

October 21, 2012 at Raw Sugar Cafe (on Somerset) Join Fair Trade Ottawa Équitable for an afternoon of information about Fair Trade! Whether you’re an FTOÉ volunteer or someone totally new to the idea of Fair Trade, this will be a great forum for learning more about how Fair Trade works. Meet some of the […]

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One World Film Festival

FTOÉ will be at the OWFF to show its support and talk to the crowd about Fair Trade. Be sure to stop by to talk to our volunteers and share your thoughts on the amazing films that will be shown during the festival!

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Old Ottawa South Porch Sale

September 8, 2012 at Ten Thousand Villages (1174 Bank Street) Join FTOÉ for our second annual appearance at the Old Ottawa South Porch Sale! Come by Ten Thousand Villages to hear about what FTOÉ is working on! With delicious baked goods for the taking, be sure to bring the little ones along as well! Special […]

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Taste of Wellington West

September 15, 2012 at Bridgehead (Wellington at Fairmont) What’s better than free food? Free Fair Trade food, of course! FTOÉ will be giving out delicious samples and chatting with passers-by about our initiatives and how they relate to consumer habits. Special thanks to Bridgehead for supporting us on this event!

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Ottawa Folk Festival

September 6-10, 2012 at Hog’s Back Park FTOÉ will be at the Community Tent of the Ottawa Folk Festival this year! Our focus at this festival is connecting the dots for consumers between the Fair Trade and local food movements. Be sure to stop by our table for some delicious samples, a good chat, or […]

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Carp & Cumberland Farmers’ Markets

August 25, 2012 (8:00am-1:00pm) at Carp and Cumberland Farmers’ Markets The Carp Farmers’ Market (3790 Carp Road) and Cumberland Farmers’ Market (R.J. Kennedy Community Centre) will be playing host to FTOÉ on the 25th of August. Our volunteers will be there with bells (or perhaps bananas?) on, ready to talk to shoppers about the connections […]

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Camino Turbinado (golden cane) Sugar

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Camino Baking Chocolate

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Camino Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans

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Rainbow Foods

1487 Richmond Road near Lincoln Fields

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Ten Thousand Villages (1174 Bank Street)

1174 Bank Street in Ottawa South

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371 Richmond Road in Westboro

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Movie Night – What’s Organic about Organic?

August 28, 2012 (7:00pm) at Library and Archives (395 Wellington Street) FTOÉ and the Ottawa Chapter of the Canadian Organic Growers is presenting What’s Organic about Organic? on August 28th at Library and Archives Canada This acclaimed documentary film discusses how organic food may be the means through which to solve many environmental and health […]

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International Co-op Day BBQ

July 7, 2012 (11:00am-4:00pm) at Vincent Massey Park FTOÉ will be celebrating International Co-op Day in style! Join us at Vincent Massey Park to wash down your BBQ goodies with some Fair Trade treats and learn more about FTOÉ in the process! Special thanks to Co-op C luster and Ten Thousand Villages for helping organize […]

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Community Cup

June 24, 2012 (9:00am-4:30pm) at Brewer Park FTOÉ will be in attendance, talking to the public about why Fair Trade is so important in Ottawa. Be sure to drop by our booth for goodies, good conversation, and to sign our petition in support of making Ottawa a Fair Trade Town!

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Fair Trade bootcamp

June 25, 2012 (6:00pm-7:30pm) at Bridgehead (Wellington @ Fairmont) Join Fair Trade Ottawa Équitable for a night of information about Fair Trade! Whether you’re an FTOÉ volunteer or someone totally new to the idea of Fair Trade, this will be a great forum for learning more about how Fair Trade works. Meet some of the […]

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Centretown Movies – Emmanuel’s Gift

July 27, 2012 (9:00pm) at Dundonald Park (512 Somerset Street West) FTOÉ has partnered with Engineers Without Borders Ottawa City Network to present Emmanuel’s Gift through Centretown Movies. On July 27th, come to Dundonald Park (Somerset between Bay and Lyon) to watch an outdoor screening of this acclaimed movie. Emmanuel’s Gift outlines the life of […]

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Great Glebe Garage Sale

May 26, 2012 (9:00am-3:00pm) at Ten Thousand Villages on Bank Street FTOÉ has partnered once again with Ten Thousand Villages (Bank location) to participate in the Great Glebe Garage Sale! Be sure to come visit us to learn more about what we’ve been up to, where we’re going, and how you can help out. Also […]

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Run to End Poverty – secure your spot!

May 26-27, 2012 in downtown Ottawa FTOÉ has partnered with the Ottawa Chapters of Engineers Without Borders to bring you the Run to End Poverty! During the Ottawa Race Weekend, run (or walk) as part of one of our teams to help raise funds and awareness for EWB’s programs and Fair Trade advocacy in Ottawa! […]

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WestFest 2012

June 9, 2012 (10:00am-6:00pm) and June 10, 2012 (12:00pm-5:00pm) at Ten Thousand Villages Westboro This will be the street party of the year! Come visit us outside of the Westboro location of Ten Thousand Villages and celebrate WestFest in style! There will be activities for kids of all ages, and be sure to partake in […]

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“Take a Step for Fair Trade” creates Canadian opportunity for global change

OTTAWA, May 1, 2012 – Kicking off alongside Fairtrade Fortnight (May 1), the “Take a Step for Fair Trade” campaign provides an opportunity for Canadians to register their personal socially-conscious contributions towards a national effort. The project, spearheaded by Fairtrade Canada, is already working alongside businesses, organizations, community groups and passionate individuals to hit a […]

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World Fair Trade Day at Ten Thousand Villages!

May 12, 2012 (10:00am-6:00pm) at Ten Thousand Villages Westboro On World Fair Trade Day (May 12th), you can get your Fair Trade goods from Ten Thousand Villages and help out Fair Trade Ottawa Équitable all at the same time!In celebration of World Fair Trade Day, Ten Thousand Villages Westboro has partnered with FTOÉ for a […]

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“What is Fair Trade?” info-session

May 9, 2012 (7:00-8:30pm) at the University of Ottawa (Arts Hall, room 141) Join Fair Trade Ottawa Équitable for a night of information and discussion about Fair Trade! Whether Fair Trade is something you really aren’t too familiar with or you live and breathe social justice, this will be a great forum for discussion about […]

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Fair Trade Breakfast

May 7, 2012 (7:00-10:00am) at Bridgehead (Slater at Kent location) Volunteers from FTOÉ and other Fair Trade enthusiasts will be at the Bridgehead storefront on the corner of Slater and Kent from 7:00-10:00am, handing out FREE, Fair Trade Certified products to morning commuters to spread the word about Fair Trade. This gives people the chance […]

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Producer visit: Santiago Paz from CEPICAFE, Peru

May 1-3, 2012 in various locations in Ottawa Mr. Paz will be at various locations over the next few days to talk to the public about his experience as a Fair Trade producer and what it means for his co-operative. This is part of a 9-day visit to Canada through Camino (La Siembra). For more […]

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Take a Sip for Fair Trade!

May 12, 2012 (7:00-11:00pm) at The Great Canadian Theatre Company (1227 Wellington Street West) Keynote speakers: George Roter, CEO, Engineers Without Borders Michael Zelmer, Director of Communications, Fairtrade Canada This will be the Fair Trade event of the season, bringing together Fair Trade (chocolate & wine) and local foods (cheese & beer) to showcase the […]

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Screening of “The Big Decision” featuring Camino

March 19, 2012 (8:00-10:00pm) at Fox & Feather Pub on Elgin FTOÉ sponsor and Fair Trade superstars, Camino, will be featured on Arlene Dickinson’s new show, The Big Decision, on March 19th! The program will show the mentoring of Camino by one of Canada’s leading businesspeople, bringing Fair Trade into the mainstream while they’re at […]

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My Fair Valentine 2012 – City Council Outreach

In advance of Valentine’s Day, FTOÉ sent invitations to Ottawa City Councillors to receive a Fair Trade Valentine (Camino chocolate and a Fair Trade rose). Out of 21 invitations, we have secured eleven meetings between mid-February and early March. These meetings contribute to our campaign Goal #1 (Municipal Recognition). We need the City of Ottawa […]

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CFRA 580’s Lowell Green Show with Nick Vandergragt

OTTAWA, January 23, 2012 – Fair Trade Ottawa Équitable gets its first bad press on account of a misunderstanding of what Fair Trade means. Many thanks to Amber and Michael for calling in to present their views and help the host understand what Fair Trade is all about! View the video with full audio on […]

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My Fair Valentine 2012 – Ottawa U Outreach

FTOÉ teamed up with Engineers Without Borders on the Ottawa U campus to bring Fair Trade to Valentine’s Day celebrations! We sold a lot of Fair Trade candy-grams, gave out a lot of info cards on Fair Trade, and had some great conversations with people about the campaign to get Ottawa U recognized as a […]

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EWB Carleton’s Winter Classic – shinny in the park!

February 11, 2012 (10:00) at Brewer Park Fair Trade Ottawa Équitable is proud to be a part of the first ever EWB Winter Classic: the event where Canada’s favourite pastime meets international development! Come out on February 11th for an awesome day of good old-fashioned shinny hockey on Brewer Park’s outdoor rink brought to you […]

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My Fair Valentine shopping list!

Why not make this Valentine’s Day a Fair Trade affair? Fair Trade Ottawa Équitable has come up with a list of great Fair Trade gift ideas! To get some romantic but fair gifts this year, be sure to visit the websites or retail locations of the estalishments listed below! Stationery and handicrafts: Adorit Ecofair Trading […]

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Event at Ten Thousand Villages in Westboro!

January 26, 2012 (5:00-9:00pm) at Ten Thousand Villages (Westboro location) We hope you will join us for a night of good taste, good music, and good company! FTOÉ will be at Ten Thousand Villages on Thursday, January 26, 2012 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. The event will include coffee tasting (courtesty of our friends at Equator Coffee), […]

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The Ottawa Citizen – Team works hard to turn Ottawa into a Fair Trade Town

OTTAWA, January 9, 2012 – Where exactly does that cup of coffee come from? That’s the question a group of volunteers from Ottawa hope you’ll ask the next time you make a purchase. The Fair Trade Ottawa team is working to have Ottawa named a Fair Trade Town — a designation given to a city […]

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Fair Trade holiday shopping list!

Why not make this holiday season a Fair Trade affair? Fair Trade Ottawa Équitable has collaborated with the Canadian Fair Trade Network to come up with a list of great Fair Trade gift ideas! Visit the CFTN website to view the complete list, and be sure to visit the websites below! Arts, crafts and home […]

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The Fulcrum – Fair Trade Ottawa pursues official status for city: experts question the impact of the initiative

OTTAWA, November 23, 2011 – In the Spring of 2011, community members came together to form Fair Trade Ottawa, a group dedicated to achieving fair-trade status for the city. The status, designated by Fairtrade Canada, has been awarded to 15 cities across Canada and about 20 more, including Ottawa, are pursuing it. “We started in […]

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Fair Trade costume contest winner!

With the Wickedly Westboro celebrations at a close, we wish to announce our winner of the Fair Trade costume contest that we were running with Ten Thousand Villages. Congratulations to Jim, Katie and baby Coraline, who dressed up as a Ten Thousand Villages Christmas ornament! They got to take home a beautiful chocolate gift basket […]

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Live 88.5 interview – Why Fair Trade chocolate is important

Air date: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at around 8:30am Our very own Lia Walsh was recently interviewed by Katfish Morgan & Dave, the wonderful guys from the Live 88.5 Startup, and this interview will air around Halloween. They discuss the importance of Fair Trade cocoa and what it may mean when we buy cocoa that […]

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Fair Trade costume contest!

October 29, 2011 at Ten Thousand Villages (Westboro location) FTOÉ has partnered with Ten Thousand Villages to bring you the Fair Trade Halloween costume contest! There will be a beautiful chocolate gift basket (donated by Bridgehead) that one lucky Halloweener will win! You can enter the contest in one of two ways: 1) Come to […]

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Wickedly Westboro leads the way with Fair Trade Halloween

Consumers, businesses and community groups choose Fair Trade chocolate this Halloween Ottawa, ON – There’s a whole new concern seizing chocolate lovers this Halloween, and it isn’t related to fuller waistlines. Fair Trade chocolate has been cropping up more and more in Ottawa’s stores, with a particular concentration of Fair Trade products available in Westboro. […]

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Fair Trade Halloween

Fair Trade Halloween campaign The Fair Trade Halloween campaign brings together people and groups from across Canada to raise public awareness about Fair Trade ideals and availability, increase the availability and ease of access to Fair Trade chocolate, and present Fair Trade treats as the ones to hand out this Halloween. The campaign brings the […]

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The Fulcrum – ‘Fair’ deal almost reached: U of O close to fair-trade designation

OTTAWA, October 5, 2011 – At the beginning of 2011, the University of Ottawa chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) launched a fair-trade campus initiative at the U of O to certify the campus as fair trade. Since then, the action has gained the support of the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO), […]

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Metro Ottawa – Trade in the Hallmark card

OTTAWA, February 14, 2011 – Buy your sweetheart a fair trade gift for Valentine’s Day and you can show them how you feel and avoid the crass commercialism of what for many has become a greeting card holiday, says the Ottawa chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB). “There’s a bit of a backlash around Valentine’s […]

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