Business Support

We will continue to provide support to fair trade businesses where possible.

  • Provide business resources, training, financial tips and ideas, and opportunities to invest in fair trade businesses on our website
  • Connect businesses with Fair Trade Campus groups to increase and diversify the fair trade products available on campuses
  • Establish links between producer groups and Canadian businesses to create direct supply chains that maximize value for producers
  • Show businesses how to move beyond traditional corporate social responsibility (CSR) and develop programs that benefit producers and align with business activities
  • Research financing opportunities for fair trade businesses to support both producer-led development projects and commercial activities (developing new products, expanding sales and distribution)
  • Launch a business-to-business mentoring program that includes hosting business webinars with guest speakers and leaders
  • Hold business training sessions at our conference
  • Help businesses share stories about their fair trade projects