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Community Fair Trade Symposium - hosted by CIR:CLE & Kwantlen Polytechnic Univ.

The CIR:CLE initiated Kwantlen Polytechnic University Fair Trade Symposium is a one day Fair Trade knowledge exchange that will host presentations from and dialogue between various community interests, including academic (inter-disciplinary), business, political and non-governmental. This symposium seeks to raise critical policy questions related to Fair Trade production and purchasing practices and encourages discussion amongst various community stakeholders in this regard.

This symposium will facilitate collaboration and exchange between, on the one hand, local community members/organizations that may have an interest in Fair Trade policy practices, and on the other hand, kin community groups, institutions and organizations that have adopted Fair Trade purchasing practices (e.g. University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University and The City of Vancouver). In addition, this symposium will include participation from organizations (community groups and NGOs) who have experience working with communities, organizations and institutions in the process of transitioning to Fair Trade purchasing practices (e.g. Fair Trade Canada).

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  • pat b.

    Would this be a good event to attend to gain knowledge for someone interested in fair trade and new to the group or is this more of an information sharing event for someone educated in the business?

    September 4, 2013

    • James M.

      Hi Pat - Many of the FT leaders in our community will be present as speakers and/or panelists. As such, it's a great opportunity to engage in their stories and participate in the Q&As. Check out the list of speakers at the link above.

      September 5, 2013

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