With hundreds of individuals and civil society groups active through Fair Trade Programs like Towns, Campuses, Schools, Faith Groups, Workplaces, Events and Ambassadors, there are lots of ways to get involved with Fairtrade in your community.
We run Programs with local community groups and civil society organizations (CSOs) aimed at boosting awareness and understanding of trade issues, and promoting the purchase of Fairtrade products as a way for everyone, no matter who they are, to use the power of their purchase to make a difference in the lives of farmers and workers.
These Programs comprise objectives and requirements that once achieved, will grant the Campus, Town, School, Faith Group, Workplace, Ambassador or Event an official designation from Fairtrade Canada. Once a local group or an individual declares its designation as a Fair Trade Town (or School or Campus or Event or Faith Group or Workplace or Ambassador), it or they must be committed to continue campaigning and raising awareness.
There are many resources available to support and guide you through the designation process. Contact Fairtrade Canada’s Outreach Manager, the Canadian Fair Trade Network (CFTN), or the Association Québécoise du Commerce Équitable (AQCÉ) to learn more.
To find out how you can get started right away, see below.
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