#FairtradeMonth – get involved!

May is Fairtrade Month, and Fairtrade Canada is making sure that there are lots of ways for you to get involved!

FTOÉ is going to participate in Fairtrade Month through the hashtags #FairtradeMonth and #MoisFairtrade and  fair trade events. You can also get involved in the Canadian movement for greater awareness of fair trade. Enter Fairtrade Canada’s social media contest, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for updates on fair trade products and projects.

If you want to get up to your elbows in Fair Trade events, below you’ll find some things that are going on in and around Ottawa this month. We will update this list as we hear of other events, and feel free to submit your own!

Saturday, May 2:

Sunday, May 3:

  • Lansdowne Farmers’ Market‘s regular season begins! Please be sure to support small, local, organic producers when you can’t get something in a Fair Trade variety!
  • Screening of “La Ciudad” (“The City”) [link no longer available] presented by South ↔ North: Cinema Across Borders. Check out this critically-acclaimed film that touches on labour issues.

Saturday, May 9:

Saturday, May 23:

Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, May 24:

  • Run for Biodiversity / Vive la biodiversité! [link no longer available] USC is holding a run to raise funds to support Ethiopian farmers looking to keep sustainable farming practices alive.

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