Fair Trade Campus Program

FT Campus LogoThe Fair Trade Campus program recognizes colleges and universities demonstrating strong commitment to fair trade. It has a long-term vision of broad awareness and support for fair trade on Canadian campuses and in their wider communities. Universities and colleges have a rich history of leadership in developing new ideas and in supporting social innovation. They are more than centres of higher learning, they are also important agents for promoting change in their communities and in the marketplace.

The Fair Trade Campus program seeks to align the values of Canadian universities and colleges with their purchases. It often supports initiatives that are already underway on campus, and is designed to provide the tools and information needed to further demonstrate their leadership so that others will follow.

Fair Trade Campus Requirements 

  1. Steering Committee
  2. Product Availability
  3. Visibility and Education

Submitting an Application

The Fair Trade Campus Steering Committee is responsible for meeting all requirements of the Fair Trade Campus Designation and for submitting the application. Fair Trade Campus Designations are awarded based on a joint review by Fairtrade Canada, the Canadian Fair Trade Network (CFTN) and the Association Québécoise du Commerce Équitable (AQCÉ). Applications should be sent to communications(at)fairtrade.cainfo(at)cftn.ca and info(at)assoquebecequitable.org.

Annual Renewal

The Fair Trade Campus designation is a badge of honor for your hard work promoting and supporting trade justice throughout your Campus. To maintain the integrity of the designation, Fair Trade Campuses must submit an annual renewal on July 1st. We will contact you with your renewal instructions when it's time to renew. After two reminder emails we will begin the process of de-designating your Campus. Fair Trade Campuses that have been de-designated must undertake the application process from the beginning if they wish to be re-designated.