Bold Vision. New EconomyFor its 6th year, the National Fair Trade Conference will head to Vancouver, BC, where the Canadian Fair Trade Network and many other industry leaders got their start. This year we will come together to celebrate the incredible growth and success of fair trade in Canada.

Once again, we look forward to welcoming delegates from across Canada and around the world. During the conference, we will learn about fair trade, share expertise and ideas, and connect with fellow leaders and advocates— building on the foundation and energy of our past conferences, Calgary (2013), Toronto (2014), Montreal (2015), Winnipeg (2016), and Halifax (2017), to motivate and inspire continued growth across the movement.

 location Locationmap
  • Simon Fraser University Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings Street Vancouver, B.C.
date Date and Time | March 2, 3, & 4, 2018
  • Friday, March 2 | 9:00am - 9:00pm 
    • Breakfast will start at 7:45am
  • Saturday, March 3 | 9:00am - 9:00pm
    • Breakfast will start at 7:45am
  • Sunday, March 4 | 9:00am - 3:00pm
    • Breakfast will start at 7:45am
Thursday, March 1, 2018

If you are in town early, join us for tours of Ethical Bean Coffee, a Vancouver-based, Fairtrade organic coffee roaster, and Discovery Organics, a Vancouver-based importer/distributor of organic fair trade produce.

Cost is $25 per tour, with a maximum of 10 people per Ethical Bean tour, and 20 people per Discovery Organics tour. You can sign up for one or both when you register for the conference. Transportation from SFU Harbour Centre is provided. Both tours are available at 10:30 am and 12:30 pm.

Bull Frog PoweredCanada's 6th National Fair Trade Conference is bullfrogpowered with 100% green electricity.

This means that Bullfrog Power's generators put 100% green power onto the grid to match the amount of conventional electricity the event uses, displacing energy from higher impact sources. Across Canada, Bullfrog's green electricity comes from a blend of wind and certified low-impact hydro sourced from new Canadian renewable energy facilities. For more information on Bullfrog's green energy, visit

Conference 2018