The Canadian Fairtrade Awards recognize exceptional Fairtrade supporters, partners and allies, including retailers, traders, towns and campuses. The nomination period for the 2014 Awards ends August 8th, 2014.
Fairtrade is a large, complex work in progress. We have never claimed to tackle all the many injustices that grind down people living in poverty, or to have achieved trade nirvana balancing all of global trade's problems with a magic Mark.
World Fair Trade Day takes place annually on the second Saturday of May and is the focal point to celebrate worldwide this global social justice movement. On May 10, thousands of Canadians will join in on local events in their communities and towns to educate and bring awareness to fair trade.
Fairtrade Canada’s Executive Director, Tom Smith, appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development today to discuss corporate practices by companies supplying and manufacturing products in developing countries for Canadian consumers.