Fair Trade Vancouver

Fair Trade Vancouver works to advance equality, social justice and environmental sustainability by promoting a system that respects producers and artisans around the world.  We seek to highlight the importance of individual choices and how our actions can contribute to building a global community. By purchasing Fair Trade products, consumers are contributing to the empowerment of individuals and communities around the world, ensuring the move towards a more equitable world.

Fair Trade Vancouver is a non-profit organization that seeks to increase awareness, availability, and sales of Fair Trade products in Metro Vancouver.

Our Goals 

  • To educate citizens of Metro Vancouver on how they can support people in the developing world by choosing Fair Trade in their everyday purchasing practices
  • To increase the availability of Fair Trade products by working alongside Fair Trade retailers, distributors and suppliers
  • To support and encourage businesses and organizations to adopt in-house Ethical Procurement policies that require Fair Trade products when available
  • To assist campuses, towns, cities and municipalities to become Fair Trade universities and towns
  • To have individuals, businesses, community and faith groups to commit to Fair Trade sourcing
  • To lead a nationwide effort to increase the availability and prominence of Fair Trade in Canada

We Are

  • An independent volunteer-based organization
  • Not in the business of selling Fair Trade products
  • Not a certifier of fair trade products

British Columbia
Fair Trade Designation: 
Yes - complete
Designation date: 
May 6th, 2010
Designation number in Canada: