In an effort to promote fair trade, Fairtrade is taking a cue from the fair that is happening on the school fair.
The fair is coming to a city near you on June 12th.
The Ontario Fair Trade Association is planning a day of events on the Fair Lakes Secondary School campus at Queen’s Park on the day of graduation.
The association says it will be a day for everyone to participate, and for the teachers, staff and students who will be there to teach.
Fairtrade Education and Marketing Manager Kelly McClellan says it’s a day where everyone has a chance to talk about the importance of fair trade.
“The first thing we’re trying to do is make sure that people can come and learn how to make an impact in their community, but also what they can do with that to help their community,” McClellan says.
She says the association has an ongoing partnership with the Queen’s Peace Corp and is working with the Peace Corp to help people who are looking to join the Peace Corps.
The fair will be in the school’s cafeteria, and will be open to the public.
Students and staff can also attend a discussion about fair trade in the classrooms, where students will be able to see what they’re contributing to the environment, how their purchases help create fair and sustainable food, and how their fair trade chocolate contributes to the communities health and wellness.
A teacher from a local school, who asked not to be named, says it would be a great day to learn about fair and fair trade education and support.
“I think it’s going to be really good for everyone, so hopefully that’s going be one of the things that I can really help,” the teacher says.