20th Anniversary

2017 is a big year for Canada and for Fairtrade in Canada as we celebrate our 20th anniversary!


We are hoping that you will join in the celebrations as we are grateful for the incredible community of people that make our movement possible. We have come a long way in the last two decades and are proud of the impact that Canadians have had on countless families and communities in the Global South!

Check back regularly as we will be adding more to this page and do not hesitate to contact us at communications@fairtrade.ca.

Important milestones

Did you know that Fair Trademark Canada, now known as Fairtrade Canada, was founded as a volunteer-based organization in 1997? Take a look at some of the important milestones from the last two decades.

Organize an initiative and get financial support!

Are you part of a Fair Trade Program? Are you planning an initiative during 2017? We know you are putting a lot of hard work into great awareness initiatives and we would like to support you by providing small financial contributions to selected initiatives!

We thank all applicants for their interest. Selected initiatives will be announced by early April.

Fairtrade Canada 20th Anniversary Giveaway!

We are giving away a bag of Fairtrade goodies every month until December! Make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as we’ll provide contest instructions every month. Full details about the giveaway can be found here.

June Contest:

  1. Follow us on Facebook and like this month’s contest post.
  2. Comment with what Fairtrade means to you.

Special thanks to these brands for donating Fairtrade products!

Alternative Grounds, Ben & Jerry’s, Brûleries FARO, Cha’s Organics, Equifruit,  Ethical Bean Coffee, Green Campus Co-op,  Kicking Horse Coffee, THEOBROMA chocolat, Sweet Leaf Bath Co., and VOLO.

Digital Toolkit

Click here for digital resources such as blogs and social media images. We’ll be adding new digital resources as the year progresses and we encourage you to use them to spread the word about Fairtrade’s presence in Canada! 20 years – that’s something to be celebrated!