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Fair Trade Soirée Équitable – a real succès!

Fair Trade Soirée Équitable - May 10

Picture this: May 10th, 2014. World Fair Trade Day. More than 100 people in one beautiful Fair Trade venue: Bridgehead Roastery.  Folks in the region of Canada’s capital have done it again! We could not have hoped for a better crowd of people with whom to spend the evening of World Fair Trade Day.  The Crystal […]

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

Take a Step

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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CFRA 580’s Lowell Green Show with Nick Vandergragt

Lia and Brian spreading the Fair Trade love

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

Lia and Brian spreading the Fair Trade love

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 Ottawa Equitable endorses uOttawa Fair Trade Campus campaign

Lia and Sura show the Fair Trade love!

OTTAWA, December 15, 2011 – A group of volunteers in Ottawa that is seeking Fair Trade Town status for the nation’s capital is encouraged by a student-led campaign at the University of Ottawa to work toward the equivalent designation for the campus. “Universities and colleges are an important part of the city’s fabric and community,” […]

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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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Live 88.5 interview – Why Fair Trade chocolate is important

FTOÉ's Lia was the MC for the evening

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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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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