Fairtrade Month

Fairtrade Month is the biggest time of year where leaders, businesses, schools and many others celebrate everything Fairtrade from all products to the farmers and workers that we work with. 

Fairtrade Month

Why Fairtrade Month?

“Before you finish eating breakfast in the morning, you’ve depended on more than half the world” – Martin Luther King

While every day should be a celebration of Fairtrade products, May is the opportunity to come together to celebrate and demand fair deals for the producers of the Global South.

There will also be a special celebration happening the weekend of World Fair Trade Day! Take part in the biggest Fairtrade celebration ever from May 12-14!

Join thousands of Canadians from coast to coast and choose products that change lives!

Fairtrade at retail

When you are out shopping, look for signage in stores during Fairtrade Month pointing you to where the Fairtrade products are, sample from the demonstration tables, or simply stop by to learn more. 

Community initiatives

Looking for activities in your community? Organizing an event at your school? Make sure to fill out this form to let us know about your initiative! Consult the list of initiatives happening across the country.

Make sure to consult our brands guide to find out which products are Fairtrade in order to ask for them in store!

Contact us at action@fairtrade.ca for questions or ideas!

Free Promotional materials

Bunkend DisplayIf you are a retailer, please ensure to contact retail@fairtrade.ca by Friday April 14 to ensure you get your point of sale kit (available while stocks last).

If you are organizing an initiative within your community, school, faith group or workplace, make sure to order your free promotional materials early enough as we expect a higher demand than usual and there is usually approximately a 3 week delay!

Sign up to let us know that you also want to receive our digital toolkit which will include an array of resources from social media images and messaging, logos, producer stories and more! The digital toolkit will be available as of April 3.

Let's Get Social

Get social with us and find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!  Take a look at the Storify to see activities happening across the country and use the following hashtags!

#FairtradeMonth #FairtradeMay #MayIsFairtradeMonth #ChooseFairtrade