Fair Trade School Program

FT SchoolsThe Fair Trade School program recognizes schools demonstrating strong commitment to fair trade among its administration, teachers, and students. It has a long-term vision for awareness and support of fair trade, and has been designed to provide resources to suit a range of educational goals.

Fair Trade School Requirements

  1. Fair Trade School Steering Committee
  2. Classroom Learning
  3. Product Availability
  4. Visibility and Engagement

Submitting an Application

The Fair Trade School Steering Committee is responsible for meeting all requirements of the Fair Trade School Designation and for submitting the application. Fair Trade School 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 School designation is a badge of honor for your hard work promoting and supporting trade justice throughout your School. To maintain the integrity of the designation, Fair Trade Schools 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 School. Fair Trade Schools that have been de-designated must undertake the application process from the beginning if they wish to be re-designated.