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 to recognize, promote and purchase more Fair Trade products, which includes an official motion of support by City Council. By meeting with councillors, we are able to introduce ourselves, get their feedback on our initiative and improve our work. So far, the meetings have been very encouraging!