Welcome to JUDES

We are a non-profit organization based in Nova Scotia that raises public awareness of fair trade and responsible purchasing. By providing educational resources and facilitating partnerships, JUDES builds solidarity between consumers and small producers across the hemispheres with respect to social, environmental, and economic justice.

Through hands-on activities, educational exchanges, and events, we work to strengthen the understanding and links between producers and consumers.

Fair Trade A Better Deal
Are you a teacher?  Do you work with youth?

Use our NEW resource to bring international development issues and fair trade to young people wanting to take action for a better world!

Fair Trade – A Better Deal is a seven-case study series examining gender, environment, human rights, and democracy through a fair trade lens.  The case studies include student materials, such as readings and fact sheets, rich, powerful images and links to video and audio clips.  Strategies are included for students to take action as active citizens for global change.  Designed for Nova Scotia classrooms, the resource can be used in grade nine to twelve social studies settings.  Or, adapt activities and resources for youth groups interested in international issues, being conscious consumers, and making a difference in this world.

Please note: The file sizes are large, high quality pdf files.

Teacher & Taking Action Guide

Case Studies

This project was undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada provided through the Canadian International Development Agency.  Thanks go to the South Shore Regional School Board, the NS Department of Education, JUDES, Corrie Melanson, Janet Rhymes, Eric St. Pierre, Deborah McGowen, and the many fair trade organizations and co-operatives who shared their stories.

United Church Maritime Conference Resources 2010

JUDES and Breaking the Silence partnered this year to host a focus group at the United Church Maritime Conference, held in Sackville, New Brunswick.  The session was well-attended with nearly 70 people interested in learning more about Fair Trade and how to bring this important issue home to their communities.  For those wanting to order the Looking for Justice DVD, which tells the story of the CCDA (Comite Campesino del Altiplano) in Guatemala, please contact the Tatamagouche Centre.  Our Coffee Comes Alive DVD, which is perfect for all ages, can be ordered from Just Us! Coffee Roasters.

We encourage you to download our two resources: