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Together, we work to improve lives through fairer trade practices. Search job vacancies and volunteer opportunities and find out why Fairtrade Canada is a great place to work.

Job opportunities

Grow your future with Fairtrade Canada and contribute to a meaningful movement for trade justice!

Fairtrade Canada is looking for a part-time social media and content coordinator to support our team and engage with our community.

Why Fairtrade Canada?

We’re a fun and passionate team who value every member’s contribution to the work we do. Working with Fairtrade means coming to work knowing you’re contributing to a global movement dedicated to sustainable trade. We also have unlimited Fairtrade coffee and tea!

What does the role entail?

The social media and content coordinator will support the Digital Manager and Content Manager on a variety of tasks, including but not limited to:

  • Responding to and engaging with the Fairtrade community on all social media channels
  • Engaging with stakeholder, partner, and influencer social media channels 
  • Supporting the Content Manager in posting content on various social media channels
  • Support the Digital Manager in optimizing web content
  • Researching potential content and stories to adapt as social media or blog content 

What we’re looking for:

  • An imaginative writer
  • Ability to produce content and respond in French and English
  • Knowledge of social media audiences and online trends
  • Experience with popular social media platforms
  • Graphic design and photography skills, experience with Photoshop an asset
  • Previous experience in social media, marketing, communications, or a related field is required

How to apply

Please send your CV to Deadline to apply is March 20, 2020

Fairtrade Canada is looking for a data entry clerk to work on the analysis, clean up and entry of data into the new online Fairtrade Product Registration and Reporting system.

Ideally the candidate would be able to work around 30 hours a week, though we would consider anywhere between 20 to 35 hours a week. This is a temporary contract position for up to 175 hours during the months of February, March and April 2020.

If you interested please contact John Young: john.young (at) or 613 563 3351 x 640.

Please submit your application by February 21st, though applications will be considered after this time if the position is not filled.

Volunteer opportunities

If you wish to volunteer your time with Fairtrade Canada, please fill out this questionnaire to capture your interest. If a suitable opportunity becomes available, we will contact you! 

Fairtrade Canada works with grassroots organizations that are responsible for raising awareness and managing Fair Trade Programs like Fair Trade Towns, Campus, Schools, Workplaces, Faith Groups, Ambassadors and Events. You may wish to contact them and join the movement: Canadian Fair Trade Network and L’Association québécoise du commerce équitable.

Values and culture

Fairtrade has a vision of a world in which justice and sustainable development are at the heart of trade and business so that everyone, through their work, can maintain a decent and dignified livelihood.

It is a vision that our staff and partners are passionate about and focused on working to achieve.  We believe in fairness, integrity and transparency in everything that is done in our name. But we are also determined to stand up and challenge an international trade status quo that is increasingly leaving millions of workers and farmers below the poverty line and struggling to provide for themselves, their families and their communities.

We want to be creative and innovative as we try to provide answers to the issues of sustainable development for marginalized producers and the inequalities of the international trade system.

We want to be strong in what we say, the action we take and how we lead as we offer alternatives to the current system. It's about offering inspiring solutions, being optimistic about what can be achieved and unlocking potential.

And we want our staff to share those values and be the voice of Fairtrade and the people we work with. We believe that everyone who works with us, no matter what their role or which country they are in, has a part to play in working towards our vision.

If you share that vision, come and join us.