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Sasha Caldera

Sasha Caldera is the Advocacy Campaign Strategist with Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB). In 2009, Sasha co-founded Fair Trade Vancouver, and is currently a board member with the Canadian Fair Trade Network (CFTN). Sasha is a SFU and Royal Roads alumnus.

Saint Mary's craft co-operative helps Indian women overcome gender barriers and double earnings

Handmade crafts make great holiday presents, but how can Canadians ensure a genuine difference for a communities in developing countries? This story explores a Fair Trade co-operative in India.

Indian cotton farmers maneuver between fair trade, Monsanto and debt in search of better life

Ever think about the cotton in your products? This is a must-read article about the big ethical issues faced by farmers.

The forgotten workers of Little Rann

A close-up look at the young men who work in appalling conditions to supply India with salt.

Vancouver Whitecaps Team Up With Local Refugee Youth at 1st Annual Fair Trade Soccer Match in Surrey

On August 28th 2010, over 700 enthusiastic soccer fans attended the 1st Annual Fair Trade Soccer Match in Whalley to watch members of the Vancouver Whitecaps and local refugee youths take on the Surd

Vancouver becomes first major Fair Trade City in Canada

On May 6th 2010, the Vancouver City Council passed a motion to endorse an application to become a Fair Trade Town, which has made Vancouver the first major city in Canada to achieve this status....

A New Year's Resolution for a Better World

This just in: A New Year’s resolution for a better world.  Amidst all the fervor throughout the holiday season, New Year’s Day proves to be a sluggish reminder to make good on your not-so...