Fair Trade Programs

  • McGill

    McGill University – Campus of the Year

    23 May 2017 by Ian Brown, Fairtrade Canada

    In a series of blog posts, we are pleased to be showcasing the winners of the 2016 Canadian Fairtrade Awards. The Canadian Fairtrade Awards recognize exceptional Fairtrade supporters and are an opportunity to celebrate all of the great work done in the year by businesses, organizations and individuals.

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  • University of Ottawa has new Fairtrade ancillary information in 6 locations

    26 January 2017 by Maryann Moffitt in collaboration with Mélissa Dubé

    The University of Ottawa became Canada’s 7th Fair Trade Campus in early 2014. Since then, they have been actively promoting fair trade by holding initiatives such as Muggy Mondays or by participating in Fair Trade Campus Week. They’ve recently added informative Fairtrade ancillary information in 6 locations.

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  • Support a Fair Deal for Farmers in 2017

    2 January 2017 by Ian Brown, Fairtrade Canada

    After the indulgences of the holiday season, many of us see the new year as a chance to think about how we want to improve our lives. When you’re making resolutions this week, think of how small changes to your purchases can make a big difference in the lives of producers around the world. 

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  • Green Campus Co-op

    24 November 2016 by Madison Hopper, Fair Trade Toronto

    While York University is pushing hard for their official Fair Trade Campus status an endearing little co-­op has already started paving the way to grow the fair trade movement, post designation by starting their own student and faculty run not-­for profit cooperative business.

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  • Power of Many: Fair Trade Campus Week 2016

    21 October 2016 by Mélissa Dubé, Outreach Manager, Fairtrade Canada

    I’m always amazed by the creativity, energy and enthusiasm that I witness on a daily basis. Fair trade brings passionate and caring people together for a common goal - to support producers and farmers from the Global South to have access to a fair deal. I’m delighted to share with you another example of how the Power of many is incredible via this recent outreach initiative! 

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  • Fairtrade coffee producers visit Canadian Fair Trade Towns

    19 September 2016 by Mélissa Dubé

    At the beginning of August, three Fairtrade coffee producers visited Canada from Honduras, Nicaragua, and Peru. They crossed the country, talking to people about the impact of Fairtrade. Fair Trade Towns graciously welcomed the producers with open arms.

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