Canadian Fairtrade Awards

The Canadian Fairtrade Awards recognize exceptional Fairtrade supporters, partners and allies, including retailers, traders, towns and campuses.

Have you gone above and beyond educating and promoting Fairtrade?

You can nominate yourself or another outstanding individual or organization for an Award and 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.

We are excited to announce that the Canadian Fairtrade Awards will take place on Saturday 25th February 2017 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This is the first time the event will take place in Atlantic Canada. The event will coincide with the Canadian Fair Trade Network (CFTN) 5th National Conference which is scheduled to take place on 24-26 February 2017 in the same city.

General Eligibility

Applications are now open for nominations for the 2016 Canadian Fairtrade Awards.

fairtrade logoOnly responses relating to the FAIRTRADE Mark and promotion of the FAIRTRADE Mark will be considered. The time period for consideration is July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016. Read the Rules for full details on the Awards process.

Deadline: The final day for receipt of applications is October 31, 2016.

Please submit applications for the following categories to

Award categories

(Click on the appropriate category to proceed with application)

For the following categories, a representative from a designated Fair Trade Town, Campus, School, Event, Workplace, Faith Group need only request that their application/annual renewal form is considered for the Awards.  Please contact to be considered for these categories.

  • Campus of the Year
  • Town of the Year
  • School of the Year
  • Event of the Year (Note: The time period for consideration is August 1, 2015 to October 31, 2016)
  • Workplace of the Year
  • Faith Group of the Year


The judges for 2016 will be announced soon.

2015 Winners

2014 Winners

2013 Winners

2012 Winners