Canada’s fair trade movement centres around the Fair Trade Town, Campus, and School programs, and is supported by ancillary programs, Fair Trade Event, Workplace, Faith Group, and Ambassador. These programs recognize Canadians who advocate for fair trade in their communities, to public institutions, and all levels of government.
While these programs are growing, there is so much potential. Our aim is to empower these groups and build up our membership, so we have the numbers to demand change.
By partnering with Fairtrade Canada to support advocates at the grassroots level and working with l’Association québécoise du commerce équitable (AQCÉ) to engage French-speaking communities, we can expand the impact, depth, and scope of the fair trade movement.
FAIR TRADE DESIGNATION PROGRAMS
To advance the national Fair Trade designation programs, we aim to maintain regular contact with advocates and arrange as many in-person meetings as possible. We plan to support advocates with resources and guidance as they engage their communities, public institutions, and all levels of government.
These programs recognize communities and institutions demonstrating strong commitment to a long-term vision of awareness and support of fair trade. As part of a worldwide community, recognition from these programs helps increase awareness for fair trade and unlocks opportunities among businesses to meet the growing demand for Fairtrade certified products.
Visit our Designations Map to learn more about Canada's Designated Towns, Campuses & Schools.