TORONTO, ON – Humber College’s North Campus has received Fair Trade Campus designation from the Canadian Fair Trade Network for its promotion of social and environmental sustainability and innovation.

The College received the Fair Trade Campus designation for its commitment to ensuring the availability of fair trade products, such as coffee, tea and chocolate in vending machines, the bookstore, campus eateries and catering. The designation also recognizes Humber’s efforts to educate students and staff about these products and the importance of the fair trade movement.

“The Fair Trade Campus designation is a reflection of Humber’s commitment to the values of equity, sustainability, and health and well-being,“ said Chris Whitaker, president and CEO of Humber College. “We want to make a positive impact on our environment and put our values into action. This latest designation is a milestone for Humber and it demonstrates that the choices we are making as an institution have us on the right path.”

Humber’s North Campus is Canada’s 35th designated Fair Trade Campus.

“Humber has shown tremendous leadership when it comes to providing students and staff with fair trade options on campus,” said Julie Francoeur, Executive Director, Fairtrade Canada. “The college’s strong commitment to the cause is evidenced by both the Lakeshore and North campuses receiving this important designation in one year.”

About Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
Established in 1967, Humber College is a global leader in polytechnic education. Combining in-depth theoretical learning and hands-on experience with applied research and extensive industry connections, Humber provides career-focused education to 33,000 full-time and 23,000 part-time and continuing education students across three campuses. The college offers a comprehensive range of credentials including honours undergraduate degrees, postgraduate certificates, diplomas, apprenticeships and certificates. More than four out of five Humber graduates are employed within six months of completing their studies. Visit humber.ca.

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For more information, please contact:
Nadia Araujo
Media Relations and External Communications Specialist
Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
416.675.6622 ext. 5479
nadia.araujo@humber.ca