We believe fair trade helps reduce poverty in developing communities around the world. It goes beyond traditional aid structures and is often seen as a vehicle for transforming existing global distribution systems, which currently leave producer communities at a disadvantage.
Fair trade also represents a growing movement. To achieve its potential, it is crucial that its proponents not only maintain high expectations, but that they also work to improve its standards.
represents the CFTN’s collaboration with its working partners, Engineers Without Borders and Fairtrade Canada, in consulting representatives from a range of stakeholders that include
• community groups
• public institutions
• fair trade certification and membership bodies
In working with a range of partners, the CFTN aims to build a strong, unified vision for the Canadian fair trade movement for the year 2020.