logoCanada's 5th National Fair Trade Conference will be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia. We look forward to welcoming delegates to Halifax, from across Canada and around the world. We're also pleased to announce that Fairtrade Canada will be hosting their 5th annual Fairtrade Awards alongside the conference, scheduled for Saturday night, February the 25th. 

This year’s conference will build upon foundations laid in Calgary (2013), Toronto (2014), Montreal (2015), and Winnipeg (2016). As awareness and support for fair trade grows, this conference has become a key event for leaders to learn, share and connect.


  • When: Friday, February 24th - Sunday February 26th, 2017.
  • Where: World Trade and Convention Centre, located at 1800 Argyle St, Halifax, NS
  • Accomodation: The Prince George Hotel, located at 1725 Market Street, Halifax, NS
  • A special room rate of $119 per night has been arranged. Please book by calling the hotel reservation department directly, at 1-800-565-1567 and reference the room block for the 5th National Fair Trade Conference & AGM.
  • What: Connect, share and learn with fair trade stakeholders from coast to coast
  • Who: Hosted by the Canadian Fair Trade Network
  • Cost: Please visit the Registration page

Who's Involved

Canada’s 2017 Fair Trade Conference will see leaders from across the country come together to strengthen existing ties and increase opportunities for collaboration. Participants will include:
  • Fair Trade Towns, Campuses and Schools
  • Non-profit partners
  • Government and public institutions
  • Fair trade businesses
  • Food service companies
  • Grocers and retailers
  • Distributors
  • Certifiers

Conference Goals

  • Increase participation and coordination within the fair trade movement in Canada
  • Inspire, motivate and build the capacity of stakeholders
  • Ft EventPresent on the progress of the fair trade movement and the work being done by the CFTN
  • Drive forward our strategy for the movement for 2017 and beyond