Take Action Canadian Fairtrade Awards

Previous Winners

We’ve been celebrating excellence in Fairtrade since 2012. Here are all the past winners of the Canadian Fairtrade Awards.

2019 Winners

  • School of the Year – Collège de l’Assomption 
  • New Product of the Year – Kicking Horse Coffee Cold Brew
  • Event of the Year – La Vente-Trottoir Équitable de Trois-Rivières
  • Retailer of the Year – Choices Markets
  • Campus of the Year – University Of Calgary 
  • Product of the Year – Ethical Bean’s Sweet Espresso
  • Excellence in Producer Partnership – RGC Coffee
  • Workplace of the Year – Oxfam Québec 
  • Excellence in Education and Public Outreach – MCIC for their Fair Trade Wined-Up – International Development Week
  • Licensee of the Year – Camino, La Siembra 
  • Town of the Year – Trois-Rivières
  • Fair Trade Campus Week All-Star – Humber College 
  • Fairtrade All-Star – Giada Simone
  • Lifetime Achievement Awards –  Jeff & Debbie Moore, Just Us! Coffee Roasters

2017 Winners

  • School of the Year – Olds High School, Alberta
  • Campus of the Year – Cegep Sorel-Tracy, Quebec
  • Town of the Year – Selkirk, Manitoba
  • Excellence in Public Outreach – Ethical Bean Coffee
  • Event of the Year – Fairtrade Feast in Brandon, Manitoba
  • New Product of the Year – Alter Eco Brand Extension including the Salted Almonds Bar and the Salt & Malt Bar
  • Retailer of the Year – Choices Markets
  • Trader of the Year – Discovery Organics
  • Product of the Year – Camino 88% Intensely Dark
  • Licensee of the Year – Ethical Bean Coffee
  • Fairtrade All Star and Fair Trade Ambassador of the Year – Vanessa D’Antico
  • Excellence in Producer Partnership – Doi Chaang Coffee Company
  • Lifetime Achievement Award – Eric St-Pierre

We also announced Special Recognition for 3 groups: 

  • Fair Trade Town All Star – Brandon, Manitoba – for their continuous commitment to Fair Trade within the community.
  • Retail All-Star – Federated Co-operatives Limited – for their ongoing support of Fairtrade at a retail level.
  • Event – The World’s Largest Fair Trade Bake Sale – a national campaign spearheaded by Oliver De Volpi of McGill University.

2016 Winners

  • Lifetime Achievement Award – Bev Toews
  • Licensee of the Year – Ethical Bean Coffee
  • Retailer of the Year – Federated Co-op Ltd
  • Trader of the Year – Discovery Organics
  • Product of the Year – Kick Ass by Kicking Horse Coffee
  • New Product of the Year – The Tonight Dough by Ben & Jerry’s
  • Excellence in Consumer Education – Engineers Without Borders, University of Regina Chapter
  • Excellence in Merchandising – Federated Co-op Ltd
  • Excellence in Public Outreach – Chartwells
  • Fairtrade All Star – Discovery Organics
  • Campus of the Year – McGill University
  • Town of the Year – Brandon, MB
  • School of the Year – McKay Public School in Port Colborne, ON
  • Event of the Year – La Marche Monde by Oxfam Quebec
  • Workplace of the Year – City of Selkirk, MB
  • Faith Group of the Year – Grace Mennonite Church in Brandon, MB

2015 Winners

  • Fairtrade All-star – Robert McKinnon
  • Campus of the Year – Brock University
  • Excellence in Consumer Education – Fair Trade Jewellery Co.
  • Event of the Year – Alberta Student Leadership Conference
  • Licensee of the Year – Doi Chaang
  • Excellence in Merchandising – Federated Co-operatives Ltd
  • Excellence in Public Outreach – Aramark
  • Retailer of the Year – Federated Co-operatives Ltd & Choices Markets
  • School of the Year – École De Mortagne
  • Town of the Year – City of Brandon & Hudson
  • Trader of the Year – Camino
  • Lifetime Achievement – Zack Gross

2014 Winners

  • Licensee of the Year & Excellence in Consumer Education – Ethical Bean Coffee
  • Retailer of the Year – Choices Markets
  • Excellence in Merchandising – Federated Co-operatives Ltd
  • Town of the Year – City of Brandon
  • Campus of the Year – Simon Fraser University
  • Excellence in Public Outreach – Mathieu Papillon-Darveau
  • Fairtrade All-Star – Mireille Saurette
  • Lifetime Achievement Award – George Roter, Co-founder of Engineers Without Borders Canada

2013 Winners

  • Grocery/Supermarket – Large national or regional chain – Federated Co-operatives Ltd
  • Grocery/Supermarket – Medium independent – Choices Markets
  • Grocery/Supermarket – Small independent – Fresh Carrot
  • Natural/Health Food Store – Community Natural Foods
  • Specialty Store – Ten Thousand Villages Plaza Dr. Winnipeg
  • Café/Restaurant/Food Service Provider – Large national or regional chain – GMCR Canada (Van Houtte)
  • Café/Restaurant/Food Service Provider – Medium independent – Bridgehead
  • Café/Restaurant/Food Service Provider – Small independent – Alternative Grounds
  • Co-operative Camino
  • Provincial Liquor Board – Manitoba Liquor Marts (MLCC)

2012 Winners

  • Grocery/Supermarket – Large national or regional chain – Federated Co-operatives Ltd
  • Grocery/Supermarket – Small to Medium independent – Choices Markets
  • Natural/Health Food Store – The Big Carrot
  • Café/Restaurant/Food Service Provider – Large national or regional chain – Van Houtte
  • Café/Restaurant/Food Service Provider – Small to Medium independent – Kicking Horse Café
  • Co-operative – Camino
  • Provincial Liquor Board – Manitoba Liquor Marts (MLCC)

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