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Press briefing

Wednesday, April 26th from 11h00 à 12h00 at La Korrigane : 380, rue Dorchester, Québec (Québec) G1K 6A7

Members of the Quebec Fair Trade Consortium are pleased to invite you to the press briefing for the launch of the Quebec Fair Trade Month, which will be held on Wednesday, April 26th 2017 at 11:00 am at La Korrigane located at 380, Dorchester Street, Quebec (Quebec) G1K 6A7.

The Fair Trade Month is an international event whose objectives are to promote responsible consumption through the purchase of fair trade products while presenting the benefits to producers of the South in order to raise awareness to a wide audience.

At this opening event, the Quebec Fair Trade Month programming and its new initiative, Capitale-Nationale Équitable, will be unveiled to you by its coordinating committee and special guests:

Mr. André Jalbert, CEO of L’AMIE;

Mr. Mathieu Papillon-Darveau, Coordinator of the Quebec Fair Trade Consortium;

Ms. Opal Lancaster, Social Media Coordinator of the Quebec Fair Trade Consortium;

Mr. Eric Ferland, Founder and CEO of Écosphère;

We are particularly keen to welcome you for the launch of the Quebec Fair Trade Month and would be delighted to welcome you to this event.

Thank you for confirming your presence by e-mail [email protected]

Choisir équitable

Thursday, May 4th at 12h00 at La Korrigane : 380, rue Dorchester, Québec (Québec) G1K 6A7

On May 4th at noon, come and pick up your free sample of one of the many fair trade products available in Quebec City.

A dynamic team will be available to inform you about the positive impacts of fair trade and help you choose fair trade on a daily basis.

Let’s rendezvous at La Korrigane, located at 380 Dorchester Street in Quebec City at noon.

First come, first served!

To find out more, visit us on May 4th

This event is organized by Équiterre and the Association québécoise du commerce équitable, within the framework of the Fair Trade Month 2017.

World Fairtrade Challenge

From May 12th to 14th 2017: Everywhere on the planet

Great news! Each year, we’re buying more Fairtrade products like bananas, coffee and chocolate. Thanks to people like you, more hard-working farmers and workers around the world can build better lives and brighter futures. Our shared goal is a fair deal for all farmers and workers. Although we still have a long way to go, there are plenty of wins to celebrate. That’s why we want to celebrate Fairtrade with you!

From 12-14 May 2017, join Fairtrade farmers, workers and supporters for the World Fairtrade Challenge.

Treat your colleagues, friends or customers to Fairtrade products like chocolate, coffee or bananas.

Organize your own Fairtrade Celebration, no matter how big or small. It could simply be the moment you eat a Fairtrade product, a coffee break with work colleagues or a dinner with family. It’s all a cause for celebration because it means Fairtrade farmers and workers getting a fairer deal.

Let’s create the biggest Fairtrade Celebration the world’s ever seen!

4thedition Recognition ceremony : The Quebec Fair Trade Month Awards

Saturday May 13th from 2 pm to 4 pm at La Korrigane : 380, Dorchester street, Quebec (Quebec) G1K 6A7

The Quebec Fair Trade Month will present its awards for the fourth consecutive year at La Korrigane (380, Dorchester Boulevard, Quebec) on Saturday, May 13th 2017 from 2 pm to 4pm on the occasion of the World Fair Trade Day.

Are you a Pioneer? Have you innovated? You got involved? Have you sensitized new audiences? You cooperated with producers in the South? Are you an entrepreneur? Your actions have advanced fair trade in / to Quebec and have been noticed by the public?

Submit or nominate a person by completing these forms for the award that best describes you before April 28th 2017 and you will have the chance to win one of the prizes to be awarded on May 13th 2017:

The Pioneer Award;
The Innovation Award;
The Involvement Award;
The Awareness Award;
The Cooperation Award;
The Entrepreneurship Award;

Thank you for confirming your presence by e-mail: [email protected]

Fair Trade Rally : Discovering Fair Trade Points of sale in Saint-Jean-Baptiste and St-Roch

Saturday May 20th 2017  in Saint-Jean-Baptiste and Sunday May 21st 2017 St-Roch From 12 – 2pm

Do you often wonder where you can find fair trade products in Quebec?

Come and walk with us in the Saint-Jean-Baptiste and St-Roch districts to discover various points of sale where it is possible to find a variety fair trade products.

The sites were chosen with the help of, a joint partnership of Équiterre and the Association Québecoise du Commerce Équitable, which aims to raise consumers’ awareness of the positive impacts of fair trade and encourage them to choose fair trade products on a daily basis.

Come and join us AT NOON on the porch of Le Crac (La Carotte Joyeuse) on the Saturday, and in front of Metro St Roch on the Sunday! We’ll wrap things up Sunday at 2pm on the terrase of La Korrigan artisanal brewpub, at 380 Dorchester. Rain or shine, we’re hoping to see a wonderful turnout!

To do our part for the environment, we will not be printing the Rally questions. Instead, they will be made available online and shared on the event page as of noon each day. Please complete and return by email to [email protected]

You would have until 5pm Sunday evening to send us your answers 🙂

Also, we have prizes to be won! There will be 2 baskets, each filled with a selection of Fair Trade products from participating retailers of St-Roch and St-Jean-Baptiste!

Also, there will be a draw for two tickets to the play Kuskalla, which will take place on Thursday, May 25 at the Petit Théâtre de Québec. Winners will be announced on the event page on Sunday at 5 pm

For more information about the play, visit:

Play: Kuskalla

Thursday, May 25th 2017 from 19h00 to 20h30 at Le Petit Théâtre de Québec : 3135, Saint-Vallier Ouest street, Quebec (Quebec) G1K 1J9
Cost: 15$
Book your tickets online: 

The Quebec Fair Trade Month, in partnership with the theater company Vilches + Cabrera and le Petit Théâtre de Québec, hosts the Kuskalla theater play on Thursday, May 25th 2017 from 19:00 to 20:30.

The play presents a modern vision of the commercial, ecological and social issues of our time by giving it an artistic approach, devoted to poetry. Some of the profound cogs of humanity are projected there, in their commercial and social form of interactions between individuals, through the colored and gently poetic sketches of Galo Vilches-Cabrera’s convinced imagination. It proposes to address these vital and necessary questions under the uncompromising and piercing eye of art and its infinite possibilities of perceptions and sensibilities.

For more information about booking your tickets: [email protected]

Foire Écosphère

Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd of June at the 400th space : 100, Quai Saint-André, Quebec (Quebec) G1K 3Y2

On the 3rd and 4th of June at the Espace 400e, discover several fair trade businesses during the 2nd edition of the ÉCOSPHÈRE Fair. Nearly 100 exhibitors and 30 conferences including several activities on fair trade.

In addition to the two days of activities, each fair proposes La Soirée des sages, where stakeholders and scientists from brands discuss environmental issues. The Wise Men’s Evening in Quebec on Saturday, June 3 at 6 pm, will present solutions for the planet in the presence of Jacques Tétreault, coordinator of the Regroupement vigilance hydrocarbures Québec, Lucie Sauvé, professor in the department of didactics at UQAM, Harvey Mead, author, former Commissioner for Sustainable Development and Assistant Auditor General of Quebec, and Kim Cornelissen, author and consultant in regional and international development.

Finally, the event takes place under large marquees so that visitors can enjoy activities even in the event of rain. Free for the general public, it is an opportunity for families and people wishing to learn about ecological initiatives in energy efficiency, in particular in building construction, the greenest means of transport, organic food, Health products, fair trade and conservation organizations. All in order to learn more about the many ways to reduce our ecological footprint.

There will be around 100 exhibitors and thirty conferences throughout the event.

Look out for Fair Trade!

From May 1st to May 31st 2017 in La Capitale-Nationale

Take the chance to win a fair trade basket by participating to our contest!
Look out for fair trade products in the whole town of Quebec during the whole month of May: How to participate? When you encounter a fair trade product in a grocery store, a convenience store or a boutique in the city of Quebec, take a picture of this product with your smartphone and post it on our Facebook page while letting us know where you’ve found it!
At the end of the month, the coordinating committee will draw a winner from among the people who participated in the contest.
The winner will be announced on the evening of May 31st on our Facebook page!

Fair Trade at Work!

From May 1st to May 31st 2017 in La Capitale-Nationale

For businesses

Offer employees of your company coffee, tea, muffins, bananas, fair trade cereals and much more in the morning when they arrive at the office. Because coffee in the morning puts you in a good mood. A fair trade squad sets the breakfast in the lobby of your company with all the necessary equipment for the lunch distribution.

Through this activity, you will position your company as socially responsible; You encourage an action with concrete impacts for the small producers of the South, you associate your company with an original way to an event of international scope and this, while offering your employees a moment of relaxation and group cohesion enabling you to increase the belonging and pride of your employees. Register your business and our Fair trade at work squad will join your team for a fair trade breakfast.

To order a fair trade at work, write us at [email protected]

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