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Ten Thousand Villages

Site: Oakville

Contact Information
Office Phone 905-337-2377
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Primary Contact Esther Tchando, Manager; Email:
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Agency Information
Description (Agency) A nonprofit, self-supporting alternative trading organization (ATO) which is a non-governmental organization designed to benefit artisans, not to maximize profits
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 2003 in Oakville
Funding Sale of Goods
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) A store which markets products from handicraft and agricultural organizations based in low income countries 
* provides consumers around the world with products that have been fairly purchased from sustainable sources 
* puts fair trade into practice and campaigns for more equitable terms of trade for artisans from low income countries 
* 70% of the producers are women 
* Oakville store is one of many Ten Thousand Villages stores across Canada 
* staffed mainly by volunteers 
* offers a wide range of home and personal accessories and food products, which come from approximately 35 developing countries
Hours * Mon-Sat 10 am-6 pm * Sun 12 noon-5 pm * hours change seasonally
Areas Served Burlington ; Mississauga ; Oakville
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) - 80 year(s) 
To volunteer, retail experience is not necessary
Application Volunteer application forms available in the store and on the website
Languages English
Fees Service - sale of goods
Site Information
Site Location Downtown Oakville
Located In Community Oakville
Address & Map
236 Lakeshore Rd E
Oakville, ON L6J 1H8
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Intersection Trafalgar Rd and Lakeshore Rd E
Physical Access Partially Accessible - assistance required to open door
Categories and Classification
HCSD Main Heading Government / Legal
HCSD Sub Heading Consumer Protection / Complaints
Service Categories Fair Trade Practices ; For Profit Subsidiaries

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