Fair Trade Sainte Anne de Bellevue
The Town of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue in Quebec, Canada celebrates its designation as a Fair Trade Town by Fairtrade Canada Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue is the 13th Fair Trade Town in Canada and the fourth town in Quebec to be certified after Neuville, La Pêche, and the borough of Hochelaga-Maisonneuve (Montréal).
Why did Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue become a Fair Trade Town?
- To distinguish our community as a leader and to confirm our commitment to supporting the principles of Fair Trade, including a fair price, respect for labour standards, environmental sustainability, and more direct and equitable trade
- To improve the livelihoods of the millions of farmers and workers in the developing world who benefit from Fair Trade
- To create awareness and encourage local citizens to make ethical and sustainable choices
- To unite our community in a common cause
- To have fun and be creative
Town councillor Ryan Young believes this certification is just the beginning for Ste. Anne de Bellevue in terms of ecologically- and socially-responsible initiatives.
“We’re starting a process right now of making a sustainable development plan for the whole municipality. We’re asking for a grant from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities to help us do that. That will basically guide a sustainable vision for the whole municipality for the future,” he says.