The Canadian Teachers’ Federation in partnership with Fairtrade Canada is seeking schools to pursue and achieve Fair Trade School designation.

Imagineaction is a social justice program of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation designed to facilitate teacher-student-community interaction in social action. Together with Fairtrade Canada, this project provides an incentive to each school selected to educate about fair trade as part of the classroom curriculum, and pursue a Fair Trade designation by the end of the school year. 

Primary, elementary and high school Teachers in Canada can apply to the Imagineaction Project. Teaching materials are available to guide classroom learning that will teach students about fair trade and social justice issues. An Action Guide and supporting materials will help the school towards Fair Trade designation with ideas and suggestions on activities and events to involve, challenge and engage students. As part of the Fair Trade Schools Program, students will understand the life of children in poorer countries and how purchasing decisions for the products we enjoy every day can be powerful actions of change. 

For those with access, apply on the Imagineaction website by filling out the standard Imagineaction project application form accessible through your current login. If you don’t have a login or require additional information, please contact

Teaching materials for the Imagineaction classroom curriculum can be found here along with a pre-designation Action Guide and other documents to support your journey to Fair Trade School designation. Don’t forget to check out our promotional materials including posters, buttons, stickers and more to get students excited! 

For more information on the Imagineaction Project or on Fair Trade School designation, please contact us.