Organize an initiative and get financial support!

Fairtrade Canada is celebrating its 20th anniversary and we want to thank you for your ongoing commitment! You are putting a lot of hard work into great awareness initiatives and we would like to support you in making these a reality in 2017! 

We are therefore pleased to open the opportunity for you to apply for financial support. We will select up to 8 initiatives to receive a financial contribution. The initiatives will also enjoy special additional visibility support via Fairtrade Canada’s social media.  Based on evaluation and quantity of requests received, an amount will be assigned of up to $500 per initiative.


  • The initiative must be organized by either a Fair Trade designated Program or by a group/individual working towards a Fair Trade designation.
  • Goal of the initiative must be to raise awareness about the importance of fair trade and of Fairtrade certified products.
  • The initiatives that are taking place either during Fairtrade Month (May 1 – 31) or during Fair Trade Campus Week (September 25 – 29) will be given preference.


Items that will notably be evaluated (please refer to application form for more details): 

  • FAIRTRADE MarkPartners where there is an opportunity to leverage funds and/or knowledge and visibility.
  • Creativity and originality.
  • Potential reach. 
  • Communications plan.
  • How funds will be spent.
  • Must give visibility to the FAIRTRADE Mark and demonstrate an understanding of the Fairtrade certification system. Don’t forget that we can ship you free Fairtrade promotional materials.


The application process is now open - apply today!

  • An internal panel will review the applications and the selected events will be announced by April 3
  • Submit your online application by Sunday March 5 at 11:59 PST. No late submissions will be considered.
  • By submitting an application, you agree to fill out a brief report after your event and to send photos. You also understand that Fairtrade Canada is unfortunately unable to financially support all initiatives and that the selected initiatives may not all receive the maximum amount previously mentioned.