Quebec Fair Trade Month Recognition Awards Ceremony

Saturday, May 13 2017

La Korrigane : 380, Dorchester street, Quebec (Quebec) G1K 3P2

The Quebec Fair Trade Month Awards Ceremony took place at la Korrigane on the occasion of World Fair Trade Day on Saturday, May 13, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

Eight laureates have been recognized for their fair trade work over the past year.

The Pioneer: Café Faro

The Pioneer Award was presented to Café Faro.

Through their actions in there community, the pioneer is the first to take a big step towards fair trade in Quebec. The laureate of this category has taken unprecedented actions to support the fair trade movement in Quebec.

Café Faro is the first Fairtrade licensee in Quebec City.

Innovation: La Barberie

The Innovation Award was presented to La Barberie.

Through their innovative actions, the laureate of this category has demonstrated the creation of new approaches for the development and maintenance of fair trade in Quebec.

La Barberie created a Stout Fair trade coffee beer, a creamy black topped with a persistent mocha mousse. It gives off intense aromas of coffee. Its finish is half-bitter.

Awareness: Distribution équitable

The Awareness Award was presented to Distribution équitable.

Through its awareness-raising activities, the laureate of this category has been able to sensitize new audiences to fair trade.

Distribution équitable has raised awareness among more than 15 student cafes at Laval University to provide fair trade coffee to the campus.

Involvement: Mélina Langevin

The Involvement Award was conferred to Mrs. Mélina Langevin.

Through its involvement in the Quebec fair trade movement, the laureate of this category has demonstrated his passion and commitment to fair trade in recent years and stand out in his community.

Mélina Langevin is involved in the Fair trade Campus team – Université Laval. She is also the architect of the meeting with the administration of the University.

Entrepreneurship: La Korrigane

The Entrepreneurship award was presented to La Korrigane.

Through its social entrepreneurship, the laureate of this category has been able to promote fair trade products. La Korrigane offers 3 fair trade products to its employees and customers, including coffee, sugar and tea.

La Korrigane is also mobilized to obtain the fair trade workplace designation.

Fair Trade Campus: Université Laval

The Fair Trade Campus Award was presented to Fair trade Campus / Laval University.

Through his leadership, the laureate of this category has mobilized his work team and formally engaged in the Fairtrade Canada Fair Trade Campus designation process.

Fair Trade Campus Laval University has formally sent its application to become a fair trade campus to the relevant bodies after having fulfilled all the requirements of this designation.

Fair Trade Work Place: CKIA

The Fair Trade Workplace award was presented to CKIA.

Through his leadership, the laureate of this category has mobilized his work team and is, as of now, officially a designated Fair trade Workplace since last Wednesday.

CKIA Community Radio has been officially designated as a Fair trade Workplace since May 10th.

Fair Trade Event: Mondokarnaval

The Fair Trade Event award was presented to Mondokarnaval.

Through his leadership, the laureate of this category has been able to mobilize his work team and is, as of now, officially a designated Fair Trade Event.

MondoKarnaval voted a resolution, at its last board of directors, to become a fair trade event. The Event received its nomination on June 23, 2017.

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