Press Releases

  • Tukwini Mandela to bring keynote address at National Fair Trade Conference in Winnipeg

    Released on February 11th 2016

    Winnipeg will host the 4th National Fair Trade Conference February 18-20, 2016 at The Fort Garry Hotel. The Canadian Fair Trade Network (CFTN) and the Manitoba Council for International Cooperation (MCIC) are proud to host this three-day event, which will bring together some 400 delegates from across the movement to create new partnerships and further the impact of fair trade. (read more)

  • 26th Annual International Development Week Highlights Manitobans Making a Better World

    Released on February 4th 2016

    The Manitoba Council for International Cooperation (MCIC) will celebrate International Development Week (IDW) 2016, February 7 to 13, with two events that highlight the important role Manitobans are playing to help make the world a better place. International Development Week features events across Canada that highlight the global impact of Canadians. The theme for 2016 International Development Week is “We are making a difference”. (read more)

  • Local Youth Explore 5 P’s of the Sustainable Development Goals that took effect January 1st

    Released on January 28th 2016

    MCIC brought its annual conference Generating Momentum for Our World: The Sustainable Development Goals to Winnipeg on January 28, 2016. Twenty-two students and seven teachers from six schools in the Prairie Rose, Sunrise, Seine River, and Seven Oaks school divisions attended the one-day conference at the Glenwood Community Centre to learn about issues surrounding the Sustainable Development Goals. (read more)

  • Manitoba wins big at Canadian Fairtrade Awards

    Released on September 23rd 2015

    Manitoba wins big at Canadian Fairtrade Awards

    Zack Gross receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Fairtrade Canada

    WINNIPEG, MANITOBA – Fairtrade Canada held it’s Canadian Fairtrade Awards last Thursday in Toronto, where Manitoba was recognized as being a leader in this important and growing movement. Zack Gross, Fair Trade Outreach Coordinator for Manitoba Council for International Cooperation (MCIC), was awarded the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award. “Fairtrade Canada was thrilled to present the Lifetime Achievement Award to Zack Gross at the 2015 Canadian Fairtrade Awards. He is recognized in the industry and across the country for his outstanding work and commitment in raising awareness and promoting fair trade, as well as his support of Fairtrade certified products,” says Lisa Zentner, Director of Marketing & Communications for Fairtrade Canada. “Zack is a persistent advocate with a big heart, and we look forward to many more years of collaboration and exciting initiatives with such a long-standing, fair trade leader.” (read more)

  • 3, 2, 1 Action! Film & Discussion Event Series Launched

    Released on September 21st 2015

    WINNIPEG, MANITOBA: A carefully curated selection of films will be screened for free with the goal of engaging Winnipeggers in lively discussions about local and global social issues. Manitoba Council for International Cooperation sought out 1JustCity as a partner to create this event series, titled “3,2,1, Action!” in hopes of encouraging those in attendance to get involved in making a difference in our own community and abroad. Moksha Yoga Kildonan has kindly donated their space to host the series. (read more)