Zack Gross
Zack Gross

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Current Activities

Regular by-line contributor,
Small World column, Brandon Sun editorial page.  

Contract consultant,
Working with groups on organizational development, strategic planning, matching values to activities, and improving project planning and reporting skills.

Please feel free to contact me if you are interested.

F T HEditor, 
The Fair Trade Handbook: Building a Better World, Together

Fernwood Publishing, published October 2021.

Listen to my interview about the book on the podcast "Talking with Green Teachers"

Past Experience:

Facilitator, Certificate in International Development, UBC: "Project Planning & Proposal Writing" and "Evaluating International Development Work."

Sessional Lecturer, International Development Studies, Menno Simons College, University of Winnipeg

Local distributor of fair trade products, such as coffee, tea, chocolate, clothing and handicrafts.

Various positions at MCIC as international projects officer, program coordinator and fair trade outreach coordinator, 2004 to 2018

Chair, Youth Community Partnership – a youth-led project in Gimli, Manitoba.

Member, Manitoba Round Table for Sustainable Development.

Executive Director, Marquis Project, Brandon, Manitoba (International Development NGO), 1979 to 2004.

Various other work in international development agencies, 1969 to 1979.

Future Experience (?):

I am always looking for opportunities to use my knowledge and skills if people have projects or contracts in mind. Please feel free to contact me!


Master of Arts Degree in History, University of Manitoba (1975).

Bachelor of Arts Degree (Honours) in History, University of Manitoba (1971).

Community Activities:

Over the years, I have been active in international development, environmental, multicultural and peace efforts in Manitoba, across Canada and overseas. I have been a member and supporter of many organizations and on many committees and boards.

Awards:Lifetime Achievement

Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by Fairtrade Canada, Fall 2015.

Canada's Champions of Change nominee in this program sponsored by CBC TV News, Fall 2010.

Interlake Volunteer of the Year finalist in Community Futures East Interlake regional awards, Fall 2007. 

Global Citizen Award presented during International Development Week, from the Marquis Project, February 2007.

The Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for making “a significant contribution to Canada, to his community and to his fellow Canadians,” December 2002.

Sustainable Development Award for International Work, presented to the Marquis Project in 1997 by the Premier of Manitoba.

The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) Prairie Regional Award for Development Education, February 1995.