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). 

The Fair Trade Town campaign is an exciting initiative that recognizes communities that actively support Fair Trade, increasing both availability and awareness at the local level.

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.


Province: 
Quebec
City: 
Sainte Anne de Bellevue
Fair Trade Designation: 
Yes - complete
Designation date: 
May 21st, 2010
Designation number in Canada: 
13