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Fair trade at Fleming College


Fleming College invites employees, students and the general public to attend the sixth annual Fair Trade Sale with Ten Thousand Villages, just in time for the holiday gift-giving season.

This sale, which will take place at both the Frost and Sutherland campuses, features unique hand-crafted gifts including fair trade coffee, tea and chocolate as well as jewelry, holiday decorations, home décor items, toys and textiles – all provided through a partnership with the Ten Thousand Villages store in Cobourg.

Sale dates and locations:

  • Frost Campus, Discovery Trail
    200 Albert St., Lindsay
    Wednesday, Nov. 21, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Thursday, Nov. 22, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sutherland Campus, Main Foyer
    599 Brealey Dr., Peterborough
    Thursday, Nov. 29, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Friday, Nov. 30, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ten Thousand Villages is an organization which sells handicrafts from developing countries through its network of stores in Canada and the United States, as well as hundreds of annual Festival sales.

A program of the Mennonite Central Committee, a relief and development organization working in more than 50 countries around the world, Ten Thousand Villages is a non-profit Fair Trade Organization (FTO). FTOs are non-market products from handicraft and agricultural organizations based in low-income countries, providing consumers with products that have been fairly purchased from sustainable sources.

All proceeds from the Fleming sale are returned to Ten Thousand Villages to help improve the quality of life for people in Latin America, Africa and Asia.

For more information about the sale, contact Debbie Harrison at debharri@flemingc.on.ca or 705-749-5530 x 1179. For more information about Ten Thousand Villages, visit www.tenthousandvillages.ca or to contact the Cobourg Ten Thousand Villages store, email tenthousandvillages4@bellnet.ca.

Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 90 full-time programs in Community Development and Health, Continuing Education, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Justice and Business, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Visual Arts. Fleming College has 5,900 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and more than 63,000 alumni.

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For more information:                 

Debbie Harrison, Diversity Coordinator, 705-749-5530 x 1179 or debharri@flemingc.on.ca

Laura Copeland, Communications Officer, 705-749-5530 x 1370 or copeland@flemingc.on.ca


“Fleming College believes that diversity, equity and inclusion are cornerstones of success for both students and staff. Our promise is an inclusive community where we can Learn, Belong, Become.  Our actions demonstrate that we are committed to removing barriers and actively evolving a culture of respect, recognition, accommodation and celebration of each others’ unique contributions to Fleming’s learning and working environment.”