The latest on all things Fairtrade

The latest on all things Fairtrade – announcements, press releases and more.

If you are a member of the press, please contact us for resources and news on Fairtrade Canada. For media inquiries or interviews regarding our work, our product categories, or for use of the FAIRTRADE Mark, please email us at media@fairtrade.ca. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for all the latest news! @FairtradeCanada

  • Fairtrade Canada
    10 Sep 2019

    Fairtrade Canada Industry Event Preview

    Fairtrade Canada staff will be busy at a number of trade events this fall, making connections with businesses looking to make a new commitment to ethical purchasing as well as renewing ties with our existing licensees.

  • Flowers
    15 Aug 2019

    Sobeys and Fairtrade Flowers

    Sobeys led the way as the first national grocery banner in Canada to offer Fairtrade flowers from Kenyan farms in 2011.

  • Waterloo
    27 Jun 2019

    Waterloo Receives Fair Trade Campus Designation

    The University of Waterloo recently celebrated its designation as Canada’s 36th Fair Trade Campus. Fairtrade certified products are available at a wide range of outlets across the campus, including residence cafeterias, non-franchise coffee shops and other locations.

  • Fairtrade Canada
    25 Jun 2019

    Fairtrade Canada Annual Report Published

    Fairtrade Canada recently published its 2018 Annual Report, a comprehensive look at what we achieved during the past year, both here in Canada and around the world.

  • Cocoa
    14 Jun 2019

    Fairtrade welcomes new cocoa floor price in Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana as benefit for farmers

    Fairtrade today welcomed the announcement by the governments of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana to implement a floor price for cocoa of US$2,600 per metric tonne. Farmers in the two countries, which together produce more than 60 percent of the world’s cocoa supply, have been hit hard by a collapse in cocoa prices in 2017. 

  • Fairtrade Products
    29 May 2019

    Consumers See Fairtrade as Reflection of Their Personal Values, Based On Fair Prices, Living Income and Improving Farmer Livelihoods

    A multi-country survey released today shows that a majority of shoppers are familiar with the FAIRTRADE Mark and believe it reflects their personal values. Consumers have trust in the FAIRTRADE Mark and closely associate it with providing fair prices, a living income and helping farmers to escape from poverty – attributes which are all crucial to building trust.

  • Marche Monde
    10 May 2019

    Montreal designated a Fair Trade Town during the World Walk

    Today, the City of Montreal will be designated as a Fair Trade Town during the World Walk. Montreal will be the 27th Canadian city and the 10th city in the province of Quebec to receive this designation.

  • Bananas
    25 Apr 2019

    Bananas! 10 Years Later: A Discussion with Award-Winning Director Fredrik Gertten

    Bananas are the most popular fruit in the world, yet most banana workers continue to face low wages, precarious employment, and hazardous working conditions. Fairtrade Certified bananas help to correct these pressing social issues by providing stable prices, social premium revenue, and long-term relationships built on mutual respect and reciprocity. 

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