At the Annual General Meeting in October 2014, Fairtrade Canada enacted a new constitution under the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (CNCA) that opens up membership to Canadian licensees, partners and Canadian civil society organizations (CSOs).
Are you looking to manufacture, trade or sell Fairtrade certified products? If so, we welcome your interest, but these activities are not covered by membership. Please visit other sections of our site to learn how to apply to be a licensee or a trader, or to read more about retailing Fairtrade items.
Membership is only open to:
Applying for membership indicates that your company or CSO supports the mission and vision of Fairtrade Canada and wishes to actively contribute to shaping the fair trade movement by participating in the governance of the organization.
Membership does not give you the right to use the FAIRTRADE Mark on products or claim to be certified by Fairtrade Canada. To do that, you must apply to be licensee.
The benefits of becoming a member of Fairtrade Canada include:
To become a Fairtrade Canada member, an organization must adhere to the following:
By becoming a member of Fairtrade Canada, you help to shape the course of a global movement for trade justice! For any questions about the application process or to find out more, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.