An Opportunity for You
From the Imagineaction website http://www.imagine-action.ca/Initiatives.aspx?c=1009
Targeting primary, elementary and high schools
Seeking ten (10) schools to become Fair Trade designated by June 30, 2016
The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) in partnership with Fairtrade Canada (FTC) is seeking ten schools to pursue and achieve Fair Trade School designation by June 30, 2016.
How does it work?
To assist with the success of the Fair Trade designation, an incentive of $300 will be provided to each of the ten schools that qualify to participate. The funds are to be used to increase awareness of the Fair Trade School campaign within the school and local community. Examples of eligible expenses could be website and/or other social media development, a Fair Trade school flag, banana costumes, newsletter, posters, events such as a film night, lunch and learn etc.
The application form to participate in the pilot project is the standard Imagineaction project application form accessible through your current login. If you require a login, please create a profile to access the application form by clicking on ‘apply for subsidy’ which is found under the teachers’ tab of the website.
The deadline to apply to be considered one of the ten eligible schools by Fairtrade Canada is Nov 30, 2015. Successful applicants will be chosen by a panel representing Fairtrade Canada and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation.
Fairtrade empowers millions of farmers and workers in the Global South by providing a Fairtrade Minimum Price for their product and a Fairtrade Premium that they can use to invest in their businesses and communities such as improvements to education, health care and overall quality of life. Products include bananas, coffee, cocoa, tea, sugar, flower, soccer balls and many others.
When you buy products with the FAIRTRADE Mark, it means these products have been produced by small-scale farmers that meet Fairtrade social, economic and environmental standards including protection of workers’ rights and the environment.
The Fair Trade Schools Program helps students understand the life of children in poorer countries and how our purchasing decisions for the products we enjoy every day can be powerful actions of change. You will find a few resources on this page to help guide the discussion and learning process. Additional resources and information can be obtained directly by Fairtrade Canada, www.fairtrade.ca.
For information on Imagineaction and this pilot project, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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