Fair Trade Towns
The Fair Trade Towns campaign is an exciting initiative that allows communities to support Fair Trade at the local level. The campaign increases availability and awareness of Fair Trade Certified.
WHY BECOME A FAIR TRADE TOWN?
- To distinguish your community as a leader and to confirm your commitment to supporting the principles of Fair Trade, including a fair price, respect for labour standards, environmental sustainability, and more direct and equitable trade
- To improve the livelihoods of the millions of farmers and workers in the developing world who benefit from the Fair Trade Certification system
- To create awareness and encourage local citizens to make ethical and sustainable choices
- To unite your community in a common cause
- To have fun and be creative
TO BECOME A FAIR TRADE TOWN, YOUR COMMUNITY MUST ACHIEVE THE FOLLOWING 6 GOALS....
- The local council uses Fair Trade Certified products and supports the Fair Trade Towns campaign
- Stores & restaurants serve Fair Trade Certified products
- Workplaces, faith groups, & schools use and promote Fair Trade Certified products
- Public awareness events and media coverage held on Fair Trade and the campaign
- A steering group created for continued commitment
- Other ethical and sustainable initiatives promoted within the community
FAIR TRADE TOWNS IN CANADA:
- Wolfville, NS (April 17, 2007)
- La Pêche, QC (November 9, 2007)
- Port Colborne, ON (April 28, 2009)
- Nakusp, BC (April 29, 2009)
- Golden, BC (June 8, 2009)
- Gimli, MB (July 1, 2009)
- Olds, AB (November 9, 2009)
- Revelstoke, BC (December 8, 2009)
- Neuville, QC (March 31, 2010)
- Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, QC (April 19, 2010)
- Vancouver, BC (May 6, 2010)
- Barrie, ON (May 10, 2010)
- Sainte Anne de Bellevue (May 21, 2010)
Fair Trade Towns in progress:
Planet Foods congratulates & supports all Fair trade communities.