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to make trade fair

It’s that time of the year again where we ask our campus community to rally in support of farmers and workers in the Global South. Let’s demand a future where ALL actors in the trade system benefit from a fair, sustainable and decent living.


This is Fair Trade Campus Week ’21! 

No one has been left unaffected by the ongoing health crisis, and while the world is slowly getting back on its feet, we know how important it is to stay connected in solidarity for the issues we’ve always cared about. With our fully digital campaign for the second year in a row, you’ll have many online opportunities to be part of the change; check out all the fun activities planned throughout the week of October 25-29!

Instagram Takeovers

Follow us on Instagram @FairtradeCanada so you won’t miss any of your favourite Fairtrade brands as they take over our channel.


Need we say more? There will be many opportunities to show your Fairtrade pride and grab some awesome certified swag.

Grand prizes

One lucky winner will receive a $1000 cash prize! Keep scrolling for more details.


In an open letter, 1.8 million Fairtrade farmers and workers are calling for urgent action, asking governments at COP26 to be fair with their $100 billion climate promise. Their letter outlines four key actions that will help protect global food supplies and limit further damage.

Farmers and workers are asking politicians at COP26 to listen to their expertise and invest in smallholder farming communities as they face the climate crisis head on.


Stand with farmers and workers! Sign the petition now to support their call for a fair climate promise.

Seize this moment, listen to our voices, and ensure that we can continue to feed the world.’

1.8 million Fairtrade farmers and workers

Fair Trade Campus Week 2021 events

Every day this week, we will be announcing giveaways on our social channels. If you aren’t following Fairtrade Canada yet, find us on Instagram so you don’t miss any chance of winning free treats and trinkets from our campus week partners. Give your support to Fairtrade and trade justice and get cool stuff. #ItsOnlyFair right?

October 25 – 29

Every day throughout Fair Trade Campus Week, Ben and Jerry’s are kicking off the festivities offering you the chance to win coupons for delicious ice-cream pints

Monday, October 25

Balzac’s and Equifruit are partnering up for a bundle prize to keep you feeling fair and cozy throughout the winter. Win a $20 gift card from Balzac’s and a matching Fairtrade shirt and toque to go bananas from Equifruit.

Simon Fraser University is taking over our Instagram account.

Tuesday, October 26

Do you love Just Us! Coffee and Camino? So do we! Get your hands on a package of Just Us! Colombian whole blend coffee and dark chocolate bars, and Camino’s caramel and sea salt chocolate bars with today’s giveaway.

Join York University for a panel discussion about Fair Trade, Sustainability and Universities. Experts from the fair trade community will share key learnings about the impact of the Fairtrade approach at universities and how students can get involved. Click here to register

University of Guelph is taking over our Instagram account in the morning, and Cégep Sorel-Tracy will be taking over in the afternoon.

Wednesday, October 27

Put Spirit Bear Coffee and Nature’s Path together and you get an awesome giveaway! Coffee and goodies to win now, so don’t miss out!

McGill University is taking over our Instagram account.

Thursday, October 28

Tea, hot chocolate and chocolate bars, now that’s a sweet deal! Four O’ Clock and Galerie au chocolat are giving you the chance to win a bundle of warm drinks and sweet treats.

Ottawa University is taking over our Instagram account.

Friday, October 29

Nothing like your average chocolate bar, Mid Day Squares are serving big giveaway energy as our newest Fairtrade partner. A pick-me-up to keep the party going after campus week, look out for your chance to win some delicious snacks.

Concordia University is taking over our Instagram account.

Your Campus Week Resources

Get Connected

While we are not able to play “match maker” for campuses, we are definitely here to keep the connection strong! Below you will find the contact information for participating brands and participating campuses that are keen to connect for Fair Trade Campus Week. Check back often, as we will continue to update this list with participants.

Your Digital Toolkit 

You want to get involved, but don’t know where to start – we’ve got you covered with our digital toolkit. Find social media images, logos, and storytelling tools to inspire your community to act for trade justice. 

Use the hashtag #ItsOnlyFair and share how your campus community is advocating for trade justice. 

The National Challenge 

Time for some friendly cross-Canada competition! The campus with the most posts on Twitter and/or Instagram will be crowned as the Fair Trade Campus Week All-Star! 

The winner will receive a $1000 cash prize to be used towards fair trade programming on their campus, Café William’s COSTCO collection and a year’s worth of Prana’s Sumsuma – Chocolate Sesame Bites. A cash prize of $500 will be awarded to the runner-up.

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