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  • Manitobans Take the Fair Trade One-Month Challenge

    Released on February 13th 2012

    Winnipeg, MB. - The Manitoba Council for International Cooperation (MCIC) presents its One-Month Challenge, where people throughout the province pledge to consume only Fair Trade coffee, tea and chocolate for thirty days, beginning Valentine’s Day. Thousands of Manitobans have already taken the challenge in previous years by pledging their commitment and getting friends and colleagues to sign on as well, demonstrating support for producers in the developing world. (read more)

  • Manitobans Active In Empowering Women and Girls Internationally

    Released on February 6th 2012

    The Manitoba Council for International Cooperation (MCIC) will launch International Development Week 2012 in the Rotunda at the Manitoba Legislature on February 8 at 11:45am. MCIC has produced nine video profiles of people from Manitoba whose work in the field of international development is setting an example for Manitobans, which will be played at the launch. The Honourable Greg Selinger, Premier of Manitoba will also address the audience to underline the importance of the Empowerment of Women and Girls internationally. (read more)

  • Students “Go Fair Trade”

    Released on January 30th 2012

    As Manitoba gets ready to celebrate International Development Week (February 5-11, 2012), the Manitoba Council for International Cooperation is bringing its annual Generating Momentum for Our World: Go Fair Trade Middle Years Conference to Minnedosa on Wednesday, February 1. Fifty-one students from nine schools in the Beautiful Plains, Park West, Pine Creek and Rolling River school divisions will be getting together at the Minnedosa Community Conference Centre to learn about the benefits of Fair Trade for the producers in our world. (read more)

  • Students “Go Fair Trade”

    Released on January 17th 2012

    As last year’s WE Day Event in Winnipeg demonstrates, students in Manitoba are increasingly taking action as global citizens, and getting involved with international development issues, such as Fair Trade. The Manitoba Council for International Cooperation is bringing its annual Generating Momentum for Our World: Go Fair Trade Middle Years Conference to Winnipeg on Wednesday, January 18, with a second date on January 19, added due to high demand. Sixty-four students from ten schools in the Hanover, Louis Riel, Pembina Trails, Seine River, St James and Winnipeg 1 school divisions will be getting together at the Glenwood Community Centre to learn about the benefits of Fair Trade for the producers in our world. (read more)

  • Students “Go Fair Trade”

    Released on November 27th 2011

    As last week’s WE Day Event in Winnipeg demonstrates, students in Manitoba are increasingly taking action as global citizens, and getting involved with international development issues, such as Fair Trade. The Manitoba Council for International Cooperation is bringing its annual Generating Momentum for Our World: Go Fair Trade Middle Years Conference to Morden on Wednesday, November 30. Forty-four students from six schools in the Prairie Rose, Hanover, Borderland, Prairie Spirit, Garden Valley and Western school divisions will be getting together at the Morden Community Centre to learn about the benefits of Fair Trade for the producers in our world. (read more)