Canadian Fairtrade Awards

The Canadian Fairtrade Awards recognize exceptional Fairtrade supporters, partners and allies, including retailers, traders, towns and campuses. Celebrate with us best-in-class Fairtrade performance! 


The Canadian Fairtrade Awards takes place annually with a formal ceremony where trophies are awarded by an independent panel of judges to celebrate noteworthy contributions of Fairtrade stakeholders across Canada. 

2017 Winners

We also announced Special Recognition for 3 groups: 

  • Fair Trade Town All Star: Brandon, Manitoba – for their continuous commitment to Fair Trade within the community.
  • Retail All-Star: Federated Co-operatives Limited – for their ongoing support of Fairtrade at a retail level.
  • Event: The World’s Largest Fair Trade Bake Sale – a national campaign spearheaded by Oliver De Volpi of McGill University.

2017 Judges


UlulaVera Belazelkoska directs programs at Ulula - a software and analytics platform that helps organizations monitor human rights abuses across global supply chains. Leveraging accessible digital technologies, Ulula amplifies worker voices to enable more transparent, responsible and ethical sourcing worldwide. Prior to Ulula, Vera worked in international development, including microfinance and fair trade cooperative development, in parts of Asia, Africa, Central and South America. Vera holds a Masters in Political Economy of International Development from the University of Toronto.


CPAB-CCRCLindsay Colley

is a sustainability professional and CPA, CA with a keen interest in impact measurement. She is currently a Director in the Thought Leadership group at the Canadian Public Accountability Board, an independent oversight organization created to protect the integrity of financial reporting in Canada.  She is passionate about improving the lives of Canadians and in addition to her professional pursuits is Vice-Chair for the Toronto Public Library Board, teaches corporate social responsibility to university business students, and is a member of the Social Issues Committee of the Salvation Army Canada & Bermuda Territory.  As an Action Canada Your Energy Future fellow, Lindsay is currently exploring the question "What must Canada do as a country to prepare our industries, our communities and our people for a low-carbon future?"


OCICKimberly Gibbons has been the Executive Director of the Ontario Council for International Cooperation (OCIC) since 2005. Kimberly is actively engaged in efforts to increase the enabling environment for civil society organizations and serves as a volunteer on the Humber College International Programs Advisory Committee. Kimberly has worked in many education settings with youth and adults of diverse backgrounds in Asia, Central America, Europe and Canada, and is passionate about increasing collaborative spaces and cooperation as a means to end global poverty and inequality. She notably holds a Masters of Education in Adult Education and Transformative Learning and studied human rights at the graduate level in England.