Press Releases

  • Students work on “Goals for a Better World”

    Released on November 25th 2013

    Just two years before the 2015 deadline for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, the Manitoba Council for International Cooperation (MCIC) will bring its annual Generating Momentum for Our World: Goals for a Better World Middle Years Conference to Morden on Tuesday, November 26, 2013. Thirty students from three schools in the Garden Valley and Prairie Spirit school divisions will be attending a one-day conference at the Morden Community Centre to explore issues around poverty reduction in our world. (read more)

  • Are Manitobans Up To The New Fair Trade Challenge?

    Released on October 29th 2013

    The Manitoba Council for International Cooperation (MCIC) presents its all new Fair Trade Challenge, where thousands of people throughout the province take on one or more of six challenges to use certain Fair Trade products for thirty days. The Fair Trade Challenge begins on October 31 (Hallowe’en) and ends November 29 (Buy Nothing Day). (read more)

  • Manitoba documentary premiered at two-day Global Justice Film Festival

    Released on October 28th 2013

    Winnipeg’s annual Global Justice Film Festival will host two Manitoba premieres this year, including Life on Victor Street, a hard-hitting locally produced documentary that depicts an Aboriginal teen’s struggle to stay in school and away from local gangs in Winnipeg’s West End. This, along with over twenty films about social justice and local and global issues, will be screened on November 1 and 2, 2013 at the University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Avenue. (read more)

  • Manitoba’s Second Fair Trade Carrotmob

    Released on September 17th 2013

    Fair Trade Manitoba is excited to announce that the worldwide phenomenon of Carrotmobbing will be returning to Manitoba on Saturday September 28 from 11:00am to 2:00pm. On that day, hundreds of Manitobans will be BUYcotting (as opposed to boycotting) Jonnies Sticky Buns on 941 Portage Avenue. They will purchase as many sticky buns as possible to demonstrate support for the business and to encourage Jonnies Sticky Buns to meet his pledge of switching over ALL his chocolate and some of his sugar to Fair Trade. Everyone who enjoys sticky buns and ethical consumption is invited to Manitoba’s second Fair Trade Carrotmob, as we enjoy speakers, entertainment, ethical chocolate, Fair Trade wine samples from the Liquor Mart next door and making a difference in our world. (read more)

  • Manitoba Celebrates World Fair Trade Day

    Released on May 10th 2013

    Just as ethical shopping practices and the importance of consumer power are being widely debated in the media, Saturday May 11, 2013 will mark World Fair Trade Day. The Manitoba Council for International Cooperation (MCIC) will be celebrating this by offering Fair Trade chocolate demonstrations at ethical retailers around Winnipeg and the province. A chocolate demonstration will be held at six Manitoban businesses thanks to a generous donation of Camino chocolates from La Siembra Cooperative. A representative will offer free samples of Camino chocolate and will talk about Fair Trade, Fair Trade Fortnight and answer any other questions consumers may have about Fair Trade (read more)