Holiday Cheer for a Fairtrade Year: Panel Discussion and Raffle

Event Details

Join us for a night of celebration as we hear stories from different fairtrade licensees. Entrance will include a raffle ticket for a chance to win fairtrade goodies!

Proceeds from the raffle will go towards the Fairtrade Producer Relief Fund.

A zoom link will be sent out closer to the date of the event.

About the fund:

On World Fair Trade Day, Fairtrade International announced the launch of a “Fairtrade Producer Relief Fund” and establishment of a “Fairtrade Producer Resilience Fund” in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The two funding mechanisms, with initial investments of €3.1 million, are intended to meet the immediate needs of farmers, workers and their communities, while also establishing a foundation for longer-term economic recovery efforts.

Fairtrade Canada will contribute a total of $25,000 of its reserves to the Producer Relief Fund, but we want to go further. That is why we are launching this GoFundMe, so Canadians who want to support the Producer Relief Fund can: from campaigners, Fair Trade Programs members, businesses, retailers, and other partners, we know Canadians want to help.

“This gets to the very heart of the work we do at Fairtrade Canada, and reflects our deep commitment to stand in solidarity with farmers and workers,” says Julie Francoeur, Executive Director at Fairtrade Canada. “And while many communities and businesses across Canada have been impacted by the pandemic, Canadians are also asking us ‘how can I help those in dire need’? We hope that our contribution will help to provide some much-needed relief to our producer partners.”

100% of the funds raised for the Fairtrade Producer Relief Fund will be allocated proportionally to the three regional Fairtrade Producer Networks: The Latin American and Caribbean Network of Fair Trade Small Producers and Workers (CLAC), Fairtrade Africa (who represents farmers and workers in Africa and parts of the Middle East), and Fairtrade Network of Asia & Pacific Producers (NAPP). The Producer Networks will, in turn, administer and manage the distribution, monitoring, and impact of the funds to Fairtrade certified producer organizations on the frontline of the COVID-19 crisis.

Please consider contributing anything you can to support farmers and workers during these unprecedented times.

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