Today the City of Thunder Bay announced that Fair Trade coffee is now being served at all concession stands in City-run arenas. Fair Trade ensures producers of goods, such as coffee, receive fair compensation for their product.
As of earlier this year, the City of Thunder Bay requires that Fair Trade coffee be served at any of its official meetings and events. This change came as a result of a deputation to Council on June 2013 by the students from Ogden Community School on becoming a Fair Trade Town.
This move is in line with the Food Procurement section of the Food Strategy, which recommends that institutions receiving public dollars--such as city-run arenas, hospitals, colleges and universitiesy--adopt environmental and social commitments, such as Fair Trade and food waste reduction.
There's still a movement afoot to make Thunder Bay a Fair Trade Town, like other cities in Canada. If you'd like to get involved with this initiative then get involved with Fair Trade Thunder Bay!